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Michael Curry Summer Internship Program

The Michael Curry Summer Internship Program offers current college juniors, seniors, and graduate students in all disciplines (including law) an opportunity to work in one of the agencies under the jurisdiction of the Office of the Governor on a full-time basis for ten (10) weeks during the summer. In order to be eligible you must be a citizen of Illinois. 

Deadline to submit application is April 7th, 2024 at 11:59PM CT.

  • Eligible applicants must be Illinois residents who have not previously participated in the Curry Internship Program.
  • Curry interns will receive a stipend of $2,600 per month. 
    • The Curry Interns are paid as a normal State of Illinois employee via normal payroll. If they work a full pay period, they will be paid as any other State employee. If they work less than full-time (37.5 hours a week), they should be paid the hourly equivalent of their monthly base salary ($2,600.00), for the pay period(s).

The application process for the 2024 Michael Curry Summer Internship Program is done completely online. The following documents must be submitted to for your application to be considered:

  • Completed application—click link below for application form
  • Official or unofficial college transcript
  • Personal statement (500 words or fewer)
  • Policy essay (750 words or fewer)

A resume or CV may be provided as a supplement in addition to the above documents.

See application for complete submission instructions:

Agency Opportunities

Applicants are asked to choose their top three (3) preferred placements from the following agencies:

Agency Location Department Brief Description of Position