Position title: James H. Dunn Jr. Memorial Fellowship
Company Name: Office of the Governor, State of Illinois
Location of job: Springfield, IL and Chicago, IL
The James H. Dunn, Jr. Memorial Fellowship Program provides bright, highly motivated recent college graduates a unique opportunity to experience firsthand the operations of state government for one year. Fellows work directly with staff in the Office of the Governor to learn about different areas of public administration and develop skills for successful public service careers. Placements are available in policy, federal affairs and communications, among others.
Dunn Fellows are recruited from public and private colleges and universities across the nation. Qualified applicants must have completed a bachelor’s or higher graduate degree in the 18 months prior to the program’s commencement and must demonstrate a commitment to excellence through academic honors, leadership ability, extracurricular activities, and community/public service involvement.
The program begins on the first weekday in August and ends on July 31st of the following year.
Fellows spend up to one week of August receiving an orientation to state government including tours, policy discussions, a panel of program alumni, and a brown bag lunch with senior staff, among other activities. After the orientation period, fellows return to their home office to work under the direction of their supervisor.
Dunn Fellows are paid $31,332 annually and receive full state benefits.
Further information, and the application link can be found here: https://www2.illinois.gov/gov/about/opportunities/Pages/application-dunn.aspx
401 S. 2nd St.
Springfield, Illinois 62707