Prospective Interns

“GPSI: Celebrating over 45 Years of Leadership Lived”

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 and will be reviewed for First round interviews for internships that will begin August 16, 2020. The deadline to complete your application for First Round is March 15, 2020.

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.

No resume updates are allowed at this time.

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.

GPSI Chicago

The Graduate Public Service Internship Program (GPSI) is expanding to offer paid graduate student internships with state government agencies in the greater Chicago-area starting in August 2020. GPSI-Chicago is open to UIS graduate students enrolled full-time in one of UIS’ twelve online programs.

Students participating in the GPSI-Chicago program will receive the same great benefits offered to all GPSI interns. More information about the benefits of the program can be found here, on our benefits page.

The application for the Chicago program is available now and the deadline to apply is June 1, 2020. Interested students can find more information, including application procedures and the online application by clicking here: GPSI Application Information