State Government Graduate Internships

State government has become the central arena for policy development and political activity in the United States in recent decades. As one of the largest and most important states in the country, Illinois state government is a particularly exciting place to work. Through the internship opportunities presented here, young men and women can experience state government first-hand by working with the people and the issues that will shape public policy in Illinois both now and in the future.

UIS is unique in the range of internships that are available to graduate students. Whether you are interested in a full-time internship or in combining a graduate degree with a public affairs internship, these programs have something special to offer and frequently lead to jobs in or related to state government. There is no better way to make a decision about a career in public affairs than through one or more of these internship experiences.