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Due to the current state of Illinois budget impasse, we are not currently accepting new applications for this program.  Please check back later.

Vince Demuzio Governmental Internship Program

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville is offering 15 paid internship opportunities to undergraduate students interested in a professional career in politics and/or state government, and who have a least junior class standing with either an overall 2.75 GPA or better, or a 3.0 GPA or better in their major field of study.

The Vince Demuzio Governmental Internship Program is made possible through legislation signed by Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich to commemorate the late state senator from Carlinville who died in 2004 after a battle with cancer.

The program offers two types of internship experience: Legislative staff internships at home offices of House or Senate members or internships with a local state agency office. In either case, interns will work 60 to 80 hours per month while attending classes full time, and perform duties as regular staffers.

Under the program guidelines, interns who work 60 hours will receive $720 per month, while interns who work 80 hours will earn $960 per month. Applications may be received at any time during the year and, depending on eligibility and availability, will be referred to the appropriate legislator or department supervisor for consideration.

To apply, please register with the Career Development Center on Cougar Jobline, make an appointment with Susan Seibert at the Career Development Center, and fill out the Internship Application Form below.

Vince Demuzio Internship Application Form (PDF)

Vince Demuzio Internship Brochure (PDF)

Call the Career Development Center at (618) 650-3708 for more information.

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