The Governor's Office offers great opportunities to experience first hand the inner workings of state government. The Office offers fellowships and internships for college and graduate students as well as college graduates. Below you can find out what opportunities are available as well as information on how to apply.
Each application can be downloaded to your personal computer and or printed. Because an original signature is required, electronic submission of an application is not available. Please mail completed applications, transcripts and letters of recommendation to the address provided on the application.
Thank you for your interest in the Prescott E. Bloom Internship Programs. The deadline for applying to both the James H. Dunn-Vito Marzullo Fellowship Program and the Michael Curry Summer Internship Program has passed and the screening process has begun. Qualified candidates will be contacted as the screening process develops.
Governor’s Office of Constituent Affairs
The Governor’s Office of Constituent Affairs offers internship and fellowship programs to students and recent college graduates, giving them the opportunity to explore their own unique interests within state government. Program participants will connect constituents to crucial state services and promote civic engagement across Illinois while developing an expertise of state government programs and functions. GOCA fellowships and internships are based in the Springfield office.
The GOCA Fellowship Application is not yet available. If you are interested in applying for a GOCA Fellowship, please send a statement of interest and your contact information to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please indicate “GOCA Fellowship Interest” as the subject line of your email. A representative from the Governor’s Office will contact all interested applicants when the application becomes available.
The GOCA Internship Application is available here:
James H. Dunn, Jr. Memorial Fellowship and Vito Marzullo Internship Program
The Dunn Fellowship Program provides bright, highly motivated college graduates a unique opportunity to experience firsthand the operations of state government for one year.
Dunn Fellows are recruited from public and private colleges and universities throughout the nation. Qualified applicants must hold a bachelor's degree at the program's commencement and must have demonstrated a commitment to excellence through academic honors, leadership ability, extracurricular activities and community/public service involvement. The program begins in August and ends in July of the following year.
Successful applicants spend one week of August receiving an orientation to state government. After the orientation period, fellows are placed in different positions throughout the Governor's Office and in various agencies under the Governor's jurisdiction.
Dunn Fellows are paid $31,332 annually and receive full state benefits.
Vito Marzullo Interns possess the same credentials as Dunn Fellows and enjoy similar benefits and experiences; however, they must be Illinois residents.
Michael Curry Summer Internship Program
The Michael Curry Summer Internship Program offers college juniors, seniors and graduate students in all disciplines (including law) an opportunity to work in one of the agencies under the jurisdiction of the Governor full-time for ten weeks during the summer. Positions are available in Springfield and Chicago.
Eligible applicants must be Illinois residents who have not previously participated in the Curry Internship Program. Interested persons must submit a completed application form, college transcript(s) and a brief essay. Curry interns will receive a stipend of $1,346 per month.