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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