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.

The GPSI Office is currently unavailable to meet with walk-in visitors. To meet with a member of the GPSI team, please email gpsimail@uis.edu to schedule an appointment. View all staff contact information.

The GPSI program is celebrating over 45 years of public service (1974-2020). If you are a former GPSI intern, we would like to hear from you. Please contact the GPSI Director, Sherrie Elzinga, at sherrie.elzinga@uis.edu.

Please see the Interview Logistics page for the most up to date information on the next round of interviews.

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Graduate Intern Programs News

Mar 17, 2022
Barbara Van Dyke-Brown, director, Illinois Legislative Staff Intern Program at UIS discusses this unique and highly successful program that educates students…
Jun 21, 2021
The following is an excerpt from a column by the University of Illinois Springfield Director of Graduate Public Service Internship Program Sherrie Elzinga.…
May 13, 2020
The University of Illinois SpringfieldGraduate Public Service Internship (GPSI) Program has honored a recent graduate and a state agency supervisor…