Legislative Staff Internship Program

Each year, the Illinois Legislative Staff Intern Program (ILSIP) provides 24 unique internships for keenly interested, deeply motivated and talented individuals to work with the Illinois state legislature. With the capitol as both workplace and classroom, ILSIP interns earn four (4) graduate credits in political studies from the University of Illinois at Springfield.

The program offers interns the opportunity to work as professional legislative staff with either the partisan leadership of the Illinois General Assembly or the Legislative Research Unit. Interns will also participate in a mandatory academic seminar conducted by the University of Illinois at Springfield.

ILSIP interns work full-time for 10.5 months for a monthly stipend of $2,100, along with a tuition waiver for four (4) graduate credit hours and the option for paid student health insurance. The program accepts applicants from all academic backgrounds who have completed either an undergraduate or advanced degree. Applicants who are pursuing an undergraduate degree must have been awarded the degree prior to the start of the internship.

All application materials are due March 1, 2017. Final selections are announced in May. Internships will begin August 16, 2017. For more information, interested students and prospective candidates can visit the ILSIP website at www.uis.edu/illaps/ilsip.