Agency Intern Request Forms

If you are interested in participating in the interviews, the deadline to submit a request June 10, 2022 for interviews.  For a full schedule of all GPSI interview dates and deadlines, please see the Interview Logistics tab. Interns selected in this round of interviews will begin their internships August 16, 2022. Interviews for this Round will be held virtually. To submit your request, please fill out the Intern Request Form.

Chicago GPSI Intern Request Forms

GPSI is now hosting interns in the Chicago area! These students will be enrolled in an all online master’s program and living in and around the Chicagoland area. The deadline to submit a request for a Chicago intern is June 1 for August placements and November 1 for January placements. To request an intern in the Chicago GPSI program please complete the Intern Request Form.

If you are interested in participating in the GPSI program, but have questions, I welcome the opportunity to talk with you. Please call me at 217-206-6155 or e-mail me at

I look forward to hearing from you.


Sherrie Elzinga, Director

GPSI:  “Celebrating over 45 years of Leadership Lived”

“The IDPH – HIV/AIDS Surveillance Unit was in need of an intern with a proficient level of expertise with computers and computer software.  Our intern has a keen understanding of the database systems that are vital to our programs and has served as the unit’s liaison with the Center for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta, Georgia.  We are pleased and very fortunate to have this GPSI intern as part of our unit.” 

Christine Hoffman, Manager, Illinois Department of Public Health – HIV/AIDS Infectious Diseases Surveillance Unit

“GPSI interns that I have mentored have contributed many useful ideas and developed innovative projects that would otherwise not have existed at the IEPA. The interns have seen firsthand how their internship benefits both the IEPA and the people served by IEPA programs. In just 21 months, the GPSI interns secured for themselves an impressive combination of education and experience, including a portfolio to share with prospective employers.”

Heather Nifong, Associate Director, IEPA