Application Information The application deadline has passed. Each year the program accepts applications from mid-December through mid-January. Check back in December for details about the 2019 program. Internship InfoImportant DatesIntern Project Summaries Each 10-week paid internship is managed by an advisor who is responsible for instruction, supervision, and mentoring of the intern, as well as the design of the summer project. Students receive up to a $5,000 (pre-tax) stipend for the 10-week program. Additionally, funding may be available to help offset some housing at or transportation costs to the internship location. How Projects Are Determined A Call for Proposals is distributed each fall to potentially interested advisors. The proposals have been reviewed and selected by a panel, and the list of available projects is posted above. Projects are contingent upon available funding. Applications An online application process, along with a list of available projects, is usually made available in December. This is a highly competitive program - we receive more than 100 applications per year. This year we anticipate selecting 20 qualified interns. Who May Apply? The program is open to all current college students, with preference given to students entering their sophomore and junior years. All college students are encouraged to apply, including community college and junior college students and international students. Selection Criteria Required: Completed Application packet (including submitted transcripts and resume); Minimum 3.25 GPA; Currently enrolled in an undergraduate or certificate program (community, junior or four-year colleges) Internship Locations Locations differ each year according to where the advisors are located. Placement locations are offered primarily throughout Illinois, but often stretch into Missouri and Wisconsin and have even included sites in Louisiana, Mississippi and Oklahoma. Common placement areas in Illinois include; Alton, Edwardsville, Godfrey, Havana, Springfield, and Urbana-Champaign. While we ask students to select their project/location preference, we are not always able to comply. When you are considering a project, please consider factors such as transportation (Ex. Do you have a car?) and additional housing costs required for out-of-area placements. Program coordinators will help identify available housing options in each project location, if needed.