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Charles P. Wolff Memorial Internship

The Wolff Internship is a paid public affairs opportunity at the Urbana-Champaign campus. The program exposes a University of Illinois undergraduate student to the many facets of public policy development, from academic research to real-world politics, with the goal of better preparing them for public or community service. This is a 12-month program that begins in May or June 2014 and continues through the 2014-2015 academic year. The internship is open only to undergraduate students at the University of Illinois.

-Meet and interact with the top government officials of Illinois
-Opportunities to travel to Chicago, Springfield, and Washington D.C.
-Work with top researchers in public policy
-Contribute to media relations including advertising, press releases, social media, and more

  Responsibilities: A variety of tasks pertaining to the institute's research and public engagement activities, including: 

- Helping to produce IGPA events including speaker series, public lectures, and conferences
- Drafting press releases and promotional materials
- Drafting newsletters and flyers
- Long-term research projects related to major issues in current events, governance and public policy
- Other assignments related to your interests and skills

Competitive candidates will have strong communication and research skills, an interest in state and national politics and public policy, and demonstrated participation in the campus and/or local community. Must have sophomore, junior or first-semester senior standing to begin the 2014-2015 school year. Open to all majors.

Applications for the 2014-2015 internship are now closed.  The application process for the 2015-2016 Wolff Internship will open in February 2015.  For more information, send an email to

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