A completed application includes:
- ILSIP Web Application Form;
- current resume;
- Essay: short biographical sketch/personal statement (1 -2 pages) highlighting how your interests, experience, and background would benefit you in your role as an ILSIP intern; state policy (2 – 5 pages) discussing one issue facing Illinois government and suggested policy changes relevant to the issue; experience/interest (1 page) describing your interest, experience, or background in government related activity; and short paragraph on how you learned about the program;
- transcripts from each college and university attended; and
- three letters of recommendation.
To access the ILSIP Web Application Form, please click on the link above or at the side. This is now a web-based application, just click on the link and complete the application form and submit it online. Please note that your resume, essay, and writing sample (if applying for the Legislative Research Unit) will need to be uploaded through UIS CareerConnect. Transcripts and letters of reference should be directed to the address below. These materials will be scanned and then uploaded to your CareerConnect account. Instructions for the online application process are posted at the right in step-by-step fashion. If you have any difficulty with the online application, please contact:
Barbara Van Dyke-Brown
Illinois Legislative Staff Intern Program
University of Illinois at Springfield
One University Plaza, MS PAC 451
Springfield, IL 62703-5407
Phone: (217) 206-6579
Fax: (217) 206-7397
Application Deadline and Process:
All application materials must be submitted or postmarked by the deadline March 1. After an initial screening of applications, selected applicants will be invited to interview with legislative staff. The interviews will be scheduled April 21 - 25, 2014 at the Capitol Building in Springfield. The deliberations of the selection committee are confidential and final. All applications become the property of the University of Illinois at Springfield.