About Illinois General Assembly

The Illinois Legislative Staff Intern Program (ILSIP) is a collaborative effort funded by the Illinois General Assembly and administered through the University of Illinois Springfield. Interns are recruited for positions as legislative analysts with the four partisan leadership staffs (House and Senate Democrats, House and Senate Republicans), as well as research positions with the LRU.

Legislative interns analyze bills and budget requests, conduct research on policy issues, and handle press and constituent relations. Research interns at the LRU respond to requests from members of the General Assembly for information on particular policy issues. The science writing internship offers an opportunity for individuals with a natural science background to gain experience writing on technical topics.


Open to college graduates from all academic backgrounds who have completed their undergraduate degree by the start of the internship.

Illinois General Assembly

  • Barbara Van Dyke-Brown
  • Illinois General Assembly
  • Illinois Legislative Staff Intern Program
  • 1 University Plaza, MS PAC 451
  • Springfield, IL 62703-5407
  • Phone: (217) 206-6579


  • Number of Interns: 21 to 50
  • Compensation/Benefits: Paid
  • Duration: N/A
  • Academic Level: Recent College Graduates


  • Chicago, IL