Illinois Legislative Staff Intern Program Application Deadline: March 1

State Representative Brad Halbrook (R-Shelbyville) is encouraging people with an undergraduate degree who are interested in the legislative process to apply for one of twenty-four paid internships with the Illinois General Assembly. The deadline is March 1st.

“The State Capitol is an exciting arena to experience state government first-hand working with the legislative leaders and members of the General Assembly who shape public policy in Illinois,” said Rep. Brad Halbrook who currently serves on six House Committees, including the Agriculture Committee, the Counties & Townships Committee, and the Government Consolidation & Modernization Committee.

For more than fifty years, the Illinois Legislative Staff Intern Program (ILSIP) has provided unique internship experiences for keenly interested, deeply motivated and talented individuals to work within state government. With the Capitol as both workplace and classroom, ILSIP interns earn four graduate credits from the University of Illinois Springfield.

Funded by the Illinois General Assembly through the Legislative Research Unit and administered by the University of Illinois Springfield, The program offers interns a ten and a half (10.5) month, full-time position with a monthly stipend of $2,100.

“The ILSIP experience is intended to broaden the perspective of those planning academic, business or government careers so that they will carry into their chosen fields an understanding of the legislative process and how it relates to their work,” added Halbrook.

All materials must be submitted or postmarked by March 1. Application materials received after March 1 will be accepted and processed until the positions are filled. Final selection/placements announced early to mid-May. For more information regarding the application materials or application process go online to or contact Barbara Van Dyke-Brown, Director