Loyola University Chicago

Career Services

School of Law

Researching Public Interest Employers

The first question to ask yourself if you are interested in a career in public service is what issue or population do you want to serve?   Then begin researching non-profit organizations that work on advancing that issue or serving that population.  

PSLawNet is a great resource for researching these organizations (just click on the the “Job Seekers” link under the words “New User?” on the right-hand side of the page to create your own account to access the site), as is Internships USA (login and password included in the 1L Handbook).  

Also check out our list of public interest organizations in Chicago, the Public Interest Career Planning Guide included in the Career Services 1L handbook, and www.illinoisprobono.org.   

For funding ideas for public interest work, check out our page on funding options

Need more?  Once you’ve taken a look at these resources, be sure to check out the Career Services website section devoted to Public Interest for more information.