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Government Internship Opportunities

United States Congress

Congressman Darin LaHood (R. 18th)


Congressman LaHood of the 18th congressional district has been very generous in offering excellent internship opportunities for our students and welcomes applications.  To apply, point your browser to


Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (D 17th)

Interns are sought to work in Rep. Cheri Bustos’ offices in Washington, DC and across the 17th District. As you know, internships are a great opportunity for students to get hands on experience and gain important work skills. Interns in the offices will assist with casework, research legislation, and constituent correspondence, among other tasks.  Many of our students have interned with Congresswoman Bustos and have benefited greatly.

 You are encouraged to apply online at

Illinois General Assembly


State Senator Dave Keohler (D. 46th) -


Intern responsibilities vary greatly and range from assisting with administrative and office duties to working with the press, legislative, or constituent services staff.  Specific tasks might include assisting with phones, researching an issue, drafting a letter, assisting with office operations (e.g., faxing, filing, copying, data entry, or mailing), clipping newspapers or attending meeting or events.  Interns are given specific areas of responsibility and as broad a range of experiences as possible; they are expected to assist with all office operations as needed.


An intern’s contributions to the office are important.  Punctuality, dependability, and a willingness to work hard and pitch-in where needed are all important attributes. Strong computer and writing skills are essential for intern positions.


Internships are volunteer (unpaid) work experiences that provide valuable insights into our government and unique public service opportunities.  The number of positions is limited, depending on the number of applicants and available space.


Interested students should e-mail the following information to


1.      Contact information (name, address, permanent address, e-mail, & phone)

2.      Major/minor

3.      Year in school

4.      Any time constraints (classes, vacations, other outside commitments)

5.      Previous political/government experience

6.      Interest letter indicating why you are interested in interning with the office


Interns must have reliable transportation to and from the office, located at:


400 NE Jefferson Suite 200

Peoria, IL 61603

(309) 677-0120 


State Senator Chuck Weaver (R. 37th) –


5415 North University Suite 105
Peoria, IL 61614
Phone: 309-693-4921
Fax: 309-693-4923 -



State Representative Jehan Gordon-Booth (D. 92nd)


300 East War Memorial, Suite 303
Peoria, IL 61614
(309) 681-1992
(309) 681-8572


Local Government Agencies


Peoria County Election Commission

This organization is always looking for college students to intern or serve as election judges.  The main web site is:  The application for College Student Election Judge is found at:

Peoria County Juvenile Court Services

Peoria county Juvenile Probation has a long history of accepting Bradley student interns.  They do not have an online application, but contact information can be found at:

Peoria Juvenile Detention Center

The Peoria Juvenile Detention Center has long provided useful and meaningful internships for our students.  Their website is:  To apply, point your browser to:

Peoria Police Department

The City of Peoria Police Department has a regular and formalized internship program.  A detailed description is available online at

An application form can be found at

Tazewell County Probation and Court Services

Tazewell County is a progressive county with regard to probation programming.  They have a regular internship program that has been of great benefit to our students.  Point your browser to:

Tazewell County Deferred Prosecution

The Tazewell County Deferred Prosecution division of the States Attorney's Office offers an alternative to prosecution for certain individuals deemed to be good risks for rehabilitation and includes intensive supervision of the participants.  They have accepted Bradley Student interns in the past.  For more information, point your browser to