The Lieutenant Governor's Civic Engagement Internship program aims to provide hands-on experience to college students interested in pursuing careers in government and public affairs. Interns selected for the program will see how a Constitutional Officer and her staff perform their day-to-day job duties, and they may work with several different parts of the office including constituent services, policy, legislative affairs, communications, external affairs, and operations.
Internships are available in the Lt. Governor's Springfield and Chicago offices. Innovative remote research internships may also be available.
Applicants in all disciplines are encouraged to apply. All internships are unpaid, but academic credit may be awarded. Applications received early will be given preference and those received after the deadline will be considered as space allows. Students are strongly urged to send their materials as soon as possible, as positions fill quickly.
- Candidates should be enrolled in, or recently graduated from, an undergraduate or graduate program.
- Candidates must have strong research, critical thinking, and communications skills.
- Candidates must be able to work efficiently and independently within a fast-paced office environment.
- Candidates must be proficient in Word, Excel and PowerPoint, and able to learn other technologies quickly.
How to Apply
Please submit a cover letter, resume, unofficial transcript, and a scanned completed version of the program application to OLG.Interns.Apply@partner.Illinois.gov.
To be considered, please submit all materials by the appropriate date listed below:
|| Jan 21 – May 30
|| June 6 – Aug 22
|| March 28, 2014
|| Sept 9 – Dec 19
|| July 11, 2014
Feel free to contact our Intern Coordinator, Crystal Saint, at Crystal.Saint@illinois.gov with any questions or concerns.
A separate Legal Externship program is available to 2L, 3L and LLM Law Students. Click here for more information.
All properly submitted applications will be reviewed after the application deadline. Candidates may be granted personal interviews. Selections will be be made based on current needs within the Lt. Governor's office.
Download the Application