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.
Governor’s Office of Constituent Affairs
The Governor’s Office of Constituent Affairs Internship and Fellowship programs offer students and recent college graduates 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 Fellowship Application
GOCA Internship Application
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.
James H. Dunn, Jr. Memorial Fellowship and Vito Marzullo Internship Application
To receive the application by mail or for additional information, please contact:
503 William G. Stratton Building
Springfield, IL 62706
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.
Michael Curry Summer Internship Application
For more information, please call (312) 814-3941.