Internships & Fellowships


Summer 2018 Internships


Prairie State Legal Services, Inc.



303 North Main Street
Suite 600
Rockford, IL 61101
1600 Fourth Avenue, Suite 200
Rock Island, IL 61201
1024 West Main Street
St. Charles, IL 60174
400 West Roosevelt Road
Wheaton, IL 60187
325 West Washington Street
Suite 100
Waukegan, IL 60085
331 Fulton
Suite 600
Peoria, IL 61602
1021 Clinton Street
Ottawa, IL 61350
311 East Main Street
Suite 302
Galesburg, IL 61401
5 West Jefferson Street, Lower Level
Joliet, IL 60432
191 South Chicago Avenue
Kankakee, IL 60901
5320 West Elm Street
McHenry, IL 60050
201 West Olive Street, #203
Bloomington, IL 61701


Prairie State is a non-profit law firm that provides free civil legal aid to low income individuals and seniors in 36 counties in northern and central Illinois, outside of Cook County.

Law interns perform a variety of duties at Prairie State depending on their experience level and the needs of a particular office or project. All work is supervised by 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.