Prospective Interns

“GPSI: Celebrating 43 Years of Leadership Lived, 1974 -2017”

Obtaining a GPSI internship is a competitive process. If you are selected to be a GPSI intern by a participating agency, you will have the opportunity for a long-term (up to 21 months) internship with outstanding benefits.

At this time, GPSI applications are being accepted for fall 2017 internships which will begin on August 16, 2017. The deadline for GPSI file completion to be eligible for first round interviews that will be conducted on April 21, 2017 is March 15, 2017; however, the GPSI application must be received in the GPSI office no later than 5:00 pm on Wednesday, March 8, 2017 in order to be eligible for first round interview consideration.

Please be aware that selection for a GPSI internship is through a very competitive process. Applying to the GPSI program does not guarantee an interview nor does obtaining an interview guarantee an internship.

Only one (1) resume update is allowed for first round and it must be received by 5:00 pm on Wednesday, March 8, 2017. Applicants selected for interviews will be contacted via e-mail by the GPSI office.

Online students, who will live within a commutable distance to Springfield for the duration of the internship, are welcome to apply for the GPSI program. At this time, we do not have internships for online students located outside of the Springfield area.

Photo of Kaitlin Hollenbeck
Photo taken by UIS Campus Relations


Kaitlin Hollenbeck, a former Graduate Public Service Intern with the Bureau of Water at the Illinois EPA, collects a water sample from Lake Springfield. As part of her internship, Kaitlin helped determine the condition of Illinois water resources. She gained valuable experience while preparing for her future career.

Kaitlin Hollenbeck, former Aquatic Resource Management Intern, Illinois Environmental Protection Agency