UIS offers world-class Graduate Internships and Assistantships that provide tuition reimbursement as well as a monthly stipend.

Office of Graduate Intern Programs

In keeping with the missions of UIS and the Center for State Policy and Leadership, it is the goal of the Office of Graduate Intern Programs to seek experiential learning opportunities at state and local government agencies that enhance the development of ethical, competent, and engaged graduate students. The program fosters the University’s commitment for academic excellence, enriching individual lives, making a difference in the world, and lifelong learning.

Graduate Public Service Internship

If you are interested in a public sector internship experience while earning a master’s degree from the University of Illinois Springfield, then you need to look no further than the Graduate Public Service Internship Program (GPSI) at the University of Illinois Springfield.

Graduate Online Students in Chicago be sure to check out GPSI Chicago.

Illinois Legislative Staff Intern Program

For almost sixty (60) years, the Illinois Legislative Staff Intern Program (ILSIP) has provided unique internship experiences for keenly interested, deeply motivated and talented individuals to work within state government. With the Capitol as both workplace and classroom, ILSIP interns earn four (4) graduate credits from the University of Illinois Springfield.


Graduate Assistantships

Assistantships are available in many of our master’s degree programs, as well as our research and support units. For more information, please visit the Graduate Assistantships website.

Find more information on Program Costs & Financial Aid.