Illlinois-Dept-of-Human-Services-LogoLooking for a summer job and are a undergraduate? Look no further, The Illinois Department of Human Services (DHS) is looking for current undergraduate students interested in a career in public service for paid summer internships! DHS is one of Illinois’ largest agencies, with approximately 13,000 employees, five divisions, and a large number of human services programs. Interns will work in a specific program area or operational unit, have access to an informalmentor, and will participate in frequent class-wide activities gain exposure DHS executive staff tobetter understand the “big picture” at DHS.

Who: Current Undergraduates

When: June and July of 2016

Where: Positions available in Chicago, Springfield, Dixon, Waukegan, and Centralia

DHS is looking for interns across multiple operational units and program areas, including the following:

  • Communications (Springfield)
  • Heroin/Opiate Overdose Prevention (Chicago)
  • Pharmacy and Clinical Support Services (Springfield)
  • Customer and Support Services (Springfield)
  •  Strategy and Performance Management (Chicago)
  • Rehabilitation Services: Home Services, Strategic Management, Independent Living, BlinServices, and Disability Determination (Springfield and Chicago)
  • Business / Organizational Development (Springfield)
  • Mental Health (Springfield)
  • State Operated Developmental Centers: Activity Therapy (Waukegan), Special Education
  • (Centralia), and Psychology (Dixon)
  • Technology (Springfield)
  • Workforce Development (Chicago and Springfield)
  • Child Care Assistance Program (Springfield)
  • Technology System Implementation (Chicago)

Are you interested? If so, email Matt Coyne ( with your

resume and a note about which program area you’re interested in.