Institute visiting professor and Demuzio intern program coordinator John Jackson (far left) and Institute director David Yepsen
(far right) pose with some of the 2009-2010 Demuzio Interns. Pictured in the back row (left to right), Megan
Thompson, Brad Bauer, Clayton Black, Heather Walls, Jasmine Walls. Front row (left to right), Travis Eck, Lakeisha Purchase,
Stephanie Kennedy. Not pictured: Tyler Allen, Vincent Hardy and Shaka Mitchell.
Vince Demuzio Governmental Internship Program
The Vince Demuzio Governmental Internship Program provides SIUC students with the opportunity to gain valuable experience working in state agencies and other government offices while working toward their undergraduate degrees. The internship program strives to make public policy an attractive career path and better teach students how government works. As of the fall of 2009, students were placed in the Illinois Attorney General’s Office, the Illinois Departments of Employment Security, Human Services, and Transportation, the Clyde Choate Mental Health and Development Center, and SIU’s Dunn-Richmond Economic DevelopmentCenter and Governmental Relations Office.
This program offered through Southern Illinois University provides thirty paid internship opportunities-fifteen at each campus-to SIU undergraduate students interested in professional careers in politics and with state government. Students from all academic backgrounds who have reached junior status (i.e., completed fifty-six hours of course work) are invited to apply to the program.
To apply, please also fill out the form below.
To send by email:
1. Save PDF to desktop, fill out your information
2. Save edited PDF and add as an email attachment
You also may bring by your application to the Institute (Open 8 am - 4 p.m., Closed between noon and 1 p.m) and leave at the front desk.