Graduate Intern Programs

The Office of Graduate Intern Programs, located within the Center for State Policy and Leadership, manages the Graduate Public Service Internship Program (GPSI) for graduate students at the University of Illinois Springfield.

During 2014, the GPSI program is celebrating 40 years of public service (1974-2014). If you are a former GPSI intern, we would like to hear from you. Please please contact the director, Rance Carpenter, at



Megan Daily“While working as a GPSI intern at IDOT, I was given real responsibilities and treated like a full-time staff member. I was able to contribute to my agency and use the concepts I learned while simultaneously earning my Master’s Degree.

After my GPSI placement, I was hired full-time as a Project Manager in the office of Diversity Recruitment and Outreach at IDOT, before moving on to become the Assistant Director of Admissions at the Illinois Institute of Art. I am thankful for all the opportunities I was given through the GPSI program, and I would highly recommend UIS’s GPSI program to anyone considering a graduate degree.”

Megan Daily, Assistant Director of Admissions, Illinois Institute of Art