Application Requirements

A completed application includes:


  • Complete the online application, submitting:
    FY2016 Grant Snyder Overlooking House Chambers
    FY16 ILSIP Intern Grant Snyder, House Democratic Research and Appropriations Staff
    • current resume;
    • Essay: short biographical sketch/personal statement (1 -2 pages) highlighting how your interests, experience, and background would benefit you in your role as an ILSIP intern; state policy (2 – 5 pages) discussing one issue facing Illinois government and suggested policy changes relevant to the issue; and experience/interest (1 page) describing your interest, experience, or background in government related activity;
    • official transcripts from each college and university attended; and
    • three letters of recommendation.

To access the online application, click

and complete the graduate online application for the Illinois Legislative Staff Intern Program as either a non-degree or degree applicant. Instructions include the completion of the graduate application, uploading of resume, essay, and writing sample (if applying for an internship with the Commission on Government Forecasting and Accountability) as well as submission of official transcripts by the institution or college and requesting letters of reference.  All of your application materials are submitted electronically through the online application.

If you have any difficulty with the online application, please contact:

Barbara Van Dyke-Brown

Illinois Legislative Staff Intern Program
University of Illinois at Springfield
One University Plaza, MS PAC 451
Springfield, IL 62703-5407

Phone: (217) 206-6579

Fax: (217) 206-7397



Application Deadline and Process:

All application materials are due March 15. However, applications will continue to be processed for consideration until the positions are filled. After an initial screening of applications, selected candidates will be invited to interview with legislative staff. The interviews are tentatively scheduled for April 6 – 10 and will be conducted electronically using Zoom. The deliberations of the selection committee are confidential and final. All applications become the property of the University of Illinois Springfield.


FY2015 ILSIP Interns - Senate Communications
FY2015 Senate Democratic Communications Staff Rachel Taylor and Alec Phillipp



Application Deadline: March 15