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 2015, the GPSI program is celebrating 41 years of public service (1974-2015). If you are a former GPSI intern, we would like to hear from you. Please please contact the director, Rance Carpenter, at



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“…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 Hohl, Assistant Director of Admissions, Illinois Institute of Art