Vince Demuzio Internship Program

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The Vince Demuzio Governmental Internship Program provides SIU Carbondale students with the opportunity to gain valuable experience working in state agencies and other government offices while working toward their undergraduate degrees.

The internship program strives to make public policy an attractive career path and better teach students how the government operates. Students have been placed in the Illinois Attorney General’s Office, the Illinois Departments of Employment Security, Human Services, and Transportation, the Clyde Choate Mental Health and Development Center, and SIU’s Dunn-Richmond Economic Development Center and Governmental Relations Office.

Students from all academic backgrounds who have reached junior status (completed fifty-six hours of course work) are invited to apply to the program. Applicants need an overall GPA of at least 2.75 and a major GPA of at least 3.0. Applicants must also provide two letters of recommendation along with the application.

This program offered through the Institute provides 1-2 paid internship opportunities to SIU Carbondale undergraduate students interested in professional careers in politics and with the state government. Dr. John Jackson supervises all Demuzio interns.

Application Process
To apply, please fill out our Student Opportunities Application.
You may bring the application to the Institute or submit your application via email to