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

Vince Demuzio Governmental Internship Program

SIUE offers paid internship opportunities to undergraduate students interested in a professional career in politics and/or state government.

Program Overview

The Vince Demuzio Governmental Internship Program is made possible through legislation commemorating the late state senator from Carlinville who died in 2004 after battling cancer.

The program offers two types of internship experience:

  • Legislative staff internships at home offices of House or Senate members
  • 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. Interns who work 60 hours will receive $720 per month, while interns who work 80 hours will earn $960 per month.

The goals of the program are:

  • To make Illinois state government an attractive career goal for college graduates
  • Provide undergraduate college students with a unique opportunity to work and observe the benefits of careers in public service
  • Partner with participating legislators and state agencies in their efforts to attract qualified candidates to careers in state government.
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