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The Office of Executive Inspector General for the Agencies of the Illinois Governor (OEIG) ensures accountability in State government by functioning as an independent, non-partisan State agency with responsibility, pursuant to State law, to investigate allegations of fraud, waste, abuse, and misconduct. The OEIG is looking to fill one investigative intern position in the Chicago office and one investigative intern position in the Springfield office for the Spring 2024 term. The incumbent(s) will work out of the OEIG’s Chicago and Springfield offices.

The OEIG Internship Program provides students with the opportunity to apply their education and classroom theory to actual work situations in an investigative and legal environment.

Interns are provided the opportunity to acquire hands-on, relevant experience on how OEIG investigations are conducted. Additionally, interns will have the opportunity to conduct research, analysis, and soliciting requisite materials and evidence within very limited authority.

Investigative interns must be a current junior/senior student in good academic standing who is enrolled in an accredited school that allows course credit for an internship.
Graduate students enrolled in an accredited school may also be considered for a paid internship in lieu of course credit.

Qualified students should select the employment tab on our website at and follow the instructions for applying. Submit completed application, personal statement, resume, and cover letter.
Failure to submit the required documents may result in the application not being considered. The deadline for submission is November 8, 2023.