Internships & Fellowships


Poverty Law Project Internship


Legal Aid Society of Metropolitan Family Services


1 North Dearborn Street
10th Floor
Chicago, IL 60602



The Legal Aid Society (LAS) is the legal advocacy arm of Metropolitan Family Services. Legal matters for Poverty Law Project interns cover foreclosure, landlord/tenant, and consumer law. LAS Interns receive a wide range of experience that includes client interviewing and counseling, negotiation, research, drafting pleadings, and court representation (if 711 licensed).
To apply, please email a cover letter and resume to Brian Gilbert at

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

The Legal Aid Society represents low-income residents of Cook County who are victims of domestic violence, seniors who are victims of abuse and/or financial exploitation or are raising grandchildren, human trafficking victims, and individuals who need help with housing and/or consumer issues.Social services, financial support and financial literacy classes are also available through seven community centers operated by our parent organization, Metropolitan Family Services.