Internship Spotlight

A selection of our featured internships


Check this page frequently for the latest updates and information on particular internship opportunities! Utilize our Internships section to learn more, or contact our Internship Coordinator, Deborah Carlson at 630.752.5048, for additional assistance in finding an internship that is right for you!


The White House Internship Program

The White House Internship Program provides a unique opportunity to gain valuable professional experience and build leadership skills. This hands-on program is designed to mentor and cultivate today’s young leaders, strengthen their understanding of the Executive Office of the President and engage them in public service opportunities.

We are reaching out to encourage you to pass along information to students interested in public service.  We encourage everyone to visit the White House Internship Program >> for detailed information about the program, the application process, a timeline with deadlines, and the departments that participate in the program.  A complete application includes: short answers, two essay questions, a one-page resume, and two letters of recommendation. The deadline to apply for Spring 2014 is September 28, 2013.

State Department Internships

This program, for students with a minimum of 60 credit hours or greater, provides the opportunity to work in U.S. Embassies throughout the world, as well as in various bureaus located in Washington, D.C. and at Department offices spread around the United States. This unpaid program is designed to provide substantive experiences in a Foreign Affairs environment.

The deadline to apply for a State Department Summer 2014 internship is November 1, 2013.

Students can learn more and sign up for email notifications at U.S. Department of State Student Programs >>

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