Internships & Fellowships


2017 Summer Internships


Prairie State Legal Services, Inc.



1024 West Main Street
St. Charles, IL 60174
325 West Washington Street
Suite 100
Waukegan, IL 60085
303 North Main Street
Suite 600
Rockford, IL 61101
331 Fulton
Suite 600
Peoria, IL 61602
1021 Clinton Street
Ottawa, IL 61350
191 South Chicago Avenue
Kankakee, IL 60901


PSLS is currently accepting applications for summer 2017 law student internships at 6 local offices (Waukegan, Ottowa, Peoria, Kankakee, Rockford, and Fox Valley) and with its three special projects (Fair Housing, Legal Help for Homeowners, and Low Income Tax Clinic). Law student interns perform a variety of duties under the supervision of an experienced attorney. Prairie State provides extensive training opportunities to interns.

Interviews will be conducted on a rolling basis.

Funding information

  • We will accept applications from law students/grads who have funding.
  • We will accept applications from work study law students.
  • We will accept applications from law students seeking academic credit or participating in an externship through their law school.
  • We will accept applications from law students/grads who do not have funding.

About the organization

Prairie State Legal Services offers free legal services for low income persons and those over 60 who have serious civil legal problems like domestic abuse, eviction, foreclosure and public benefits and need legal help to solve them.

We have 11 offices covering 36 counties in northern and central Illinois. Our Administrative Office is located in Rockford, IL.The mission of Prairie State Legal Services, Inc. is to ensure equal access to justice and fair treatment under the law by providing legal advice and representation, advocacy, education, and outreach that serve to protect basic human needs and enforce or uphold rights.