Internships in State Politics

ILSIP internsA 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.

Those of you who attended the panel heard her saBurkey that Springfield offers a number of employment and internship opportunities.

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.

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