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Two women smile inside Illinois Capitol dome
Mallory Harrity, left, and Crystal Kendzior, both 2022 Gene Callahan interns, visited the top of the Illinois Capitol dome. Capitol interns and staff sign the wall on the inside of the dome.

We are now accepting applications for our spring 2023 Barb Brown Internship and Latino Heritage Internship. Apply Now

Interns gain real-world experience and knowledge in public service, as well as in their field of interest. Institute interns work closely with their placement office to aid in research, office support, and programming.

All Institute internships are available to undergraduate and graduate students. Internship positions are paid, except for the Social Work Internship. Internships may have different deadlines. Please review deadlines in advance for top priority in placement for the applicable semester. 

Internships

Application Process
To apply, fill out our internship application.
You must provide your resume and two letters of recommendation. Applicants for the Barb Brown Internship are also required to submit a writing sample.

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Paul Simon Public Policy Institute internships are made possible through the generosity of our donors. You can support Institute internships by making a tax-deductible contribution today.