A BA from the English department can be preparation for a career in politics. Kelly Burke, one of the panelists for our 2015 Department of English Career Panel, represents the 36th district in the Illinois General Assembly; she also chairs the IGA committee on higher education.
She’s right! The Illinois State Legislative Staff Intern Program (ILSIP) places 24 interns in the state capitol every year. Interns (who need to have a BA prior to starting the internship) work full-time for a monthly stipend of $2,100, along with options for paid student health insurance and tuition waivers for four graduate credit hours at UIS. The application deadline is March 1, 2016. Learn more here.