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Governor's Office of Constituent Affairs Internship

Thank you for your interest in an internship at the Governor’s Office of Constituent Affairs (GOCA). This program provides students an opportunity to experience the operations of state government firsthand.

Interns connect constituents to crucial state services, while developing an expertise in state government programs and functions. GOCA is responsible for all casework and correspondence, including official proclamations and letters from the Governor. Interns additionally have the opportunity to work on special projects throughout the Governor’s Office.

Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis. Internships are available for spring, summer, and fall terms. Internship start and end dates are flexible.

Internships are only available in Springfield.

For further details or information, contact:

Governor’s Office of Constituent Affairs
401 S. Spring Street, 7th Floor
Springfield, Illinois 62706

Phone: (217) 782-1109


Application Process

To be considered for an internship, the application must include:

  • Internship Application Form
  • Current Resume
  • Cover letter describing why you would like to intern at the Governor’s Office of Constituent Affairs
  • Name, title, and contact information for an academic or professional reference (reference must be a supervisor, professor, or mentor; a letter of recommendation is not required)

Please complete and return all sections of the application. The requested materials must be submitted together to: