I wanted to
inform you of several exciting paid internship opportunities available for
college graduates. I can personally speak to the benefits and quality of two of
these programs: the Illinois Legislative Staff Intern program and the
Illinois Legislative Staff Intern
Each year, the Illinois Legislative Staff
Intern Program (ILSIP) provides 24 unique internships for keenly interested,
deeply motivated and talented individuals to work within state government. With
the capitol as both workplace and classroom, ILSIP interns earn eight (8)
graduate credits in political studies from the University of Illinois at Springfield.
interns work full time for 10.5 months for a monthly stipend of $2,026, along
with a tuition waiver for eight graduate credit hours and the option for student
health insurance paid as a benefit of the program. The program accepts
applicants from all academic backgrounds who have completed either and
undergraduate or advanced degree. Applicants who are pursuing an undergraduate
degree must have been awarded the degree prior to starting the internship.
All application materials must be postmarked or date stamped by
March 1, 2014. Final selections/placements are announced in
May. Internships begin August 16, 2014.
For more information please
visit http://ilsip.uis.edu or contact: Barbara Van
Dyke-Brown, Director Legislative Internships and Advocacy Programs, University
of Illinois at Springfield (217) 206-6579. Online applications can be accessed
Fellowship and Marzullo Internship
James H. Dunn, Jr. Memorial Fellowship Program and Vito Marzullo Internship
Program are governmental initiatives that strive to meet the public sector's
future need for competent administrators. The Dunn Fellowship and Marzullo
Internship serve as public sector management training programs that provide an
opportunity for college graduates to supplement their education with experience
in such areas as policy analysis and program administration.
Fellows and Marzullo interns will be placed in the Office of the Governor and
agencies under the Governor's jurisdiction and work from August 1, 2014 through
July 31, 2015 for compensation of $2,611 per month. The programs accepts
applicants from all academic majors who will be located primarily in
Springfield, IL with limited placement in Chicago, IL and Washington, DC.
All applications must be
postmarked by February
28, 2014, interviews will take place during March and April 2014, with
notifications taking place in April and May 2014.
Send completed applications to:
Foster, Central Management Services Program Manager 503 William G. Stratton
Office Building, Springfield, IL 62706 217/524-1381 | FAX:
Public Service Internship Program
If you are interested in simultaneously beginning a professional career
while earning a master's degree from the University of Illinois Springfield,
then consider the Graduate Public Service Internship Program at the University
of Illinois Springfield.
Located within the Center for State
Policy and Leadership, GPSI is ranked as one of Illinois' premier governmental
internship programs. For 40 years this program has provided top-flight graduate
students with a high quality graduate education, real world experience, and
Regardless of your academic background, you are
eligible to apply. GPSI is a competitive application process with successful
applicants having the opportunity for a long-term (up to 21 months) placement
with outstanding benefits.
After completing program requirements, many
interns continue working in state government, while others gain employment at
other levels of government or pursue opportunities in the business
Please select here to download the current GPSI
The deadline for GPSI file
completion to be eligible for first round interviews will be at 5:00 pm
on Saturday, March 15, 2014 and for second round
interviews will be at 5:00 pm on Thursday, May 1, 2014.
Applicants selected for interviews will be contacted via e-mail by the GPSI
Please ensure that eligible applicants have
access to this information so that they might take advantage of these wonderful
opportunities to see state government at work.