Graduate Intern Programs

The Office of Graduate Intern Programs, located within the Center for State Policy and Leadership, secures public sector experiential internships that afford top flight graduate students with the opportunity to integrate the academic classroom with real world learning.

During 2016, the GPSI program is celebrating 42 years of public service (1974-2016). If you are a former GPSI intern, we would like to hear from you. Please please contact the director, Rance Carpenter, at rcarp2@uis.edu.

Events

The annual GPSI Recognition Breakfast was held on Wednesday, April 13 in the PAC, 2nd Floor Lobby.  Annually at the GPSI Recognition Breakfast, the GPSI office recognizes interns who will be graduating from UIS and leaving their internship as well as award winners of the Sagarika Madala Memorial Award for Exemplary Leadership and the Brian T. Milbrandt Memorial Intern Award for Excellence.

Intern Stories

At the annual GPSI recognition breakfast held on April 13, 2016, Ted Schlitt, Railroad Project Manager at the Illinois Department of Transportation, received the the Sagarika Madala Memorial Award for Exemplary Leadership in recognition of his outstanding leadership as a GPSI supervisor and mentor. Ted is pictured with Siwen Tang, Ted’s GPSI intern, who nominated him for the award.

 

Darrah Dunlap, a GPSI intern with the Illinois Department of Public Health, was honored as the recipient of the 2016 Brian T. Milbrandt Memorial Intern Award for Excellence. The award was presented at the GPSI annual recognition breakfast held on April 13, 2016. Darrah is shown on the right with Justin DeWitt, her internship supervisor.. Darrah’s degree will be in Public Health.