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