Description of the Program
As an intern for Illinois State Representative Mark Walker, you will play a vital role in advancing our work at the local and state levels.
There are many roles available to you as an intern in our district office including but not limited to:
Leading our I-cash program as a “Lead Investigator” where you will contact constituents with thousands of dollars of unclaimed property with the state and work them to claim that money
Meeting with constituents and helping them with government services
Researching priority legislation
As a part of our team, you are encouraged to be creative and think outside the box. Past interns have coordinated multiple projects like our recent "Dealing with Fake News" Seminar and our Youth Advisory Board. We are an equal opportunity employer encouraging diversity of person and opinion. We look forward to having you as a part of our team.
A Day in the Life
State Rep. Mark Walker’s District Office is an open and fast-paced environment with many projects going on at once. A "typical" day includes anything from working on reducing property taxes to learning about how to best regulate and implement cannabis legalization, working with constituents on Medicaid applications, and helping constituents and their families claim thousands of dollars in unclaimed assets from the state they are owed. When you walk in you must be prepared to hit the ground running and be open to learning and putting in maximum effort. At the end of your internship, if you've put in your best effort, you will leave knowing you made a difference.
As an intern for State Rep. Mark Walker, you will get a first-hand look at how government works at the grassroots level. The experience provided through this program -- including event planning, policy research, and relationship building -- is widely marketable. Interns for state and federal offices go on to do anything from banking, reporting, policy analysis, government relations, and working in various government positions. We hope that through this program, you will find your niche.
If you're selected as an intern, district staff will provide you with a foundation needed to perform your duties as assigned. Ultimately, this internship is a learn-as-you-go position which develops, utilizes, and expands your skills over time.
Hours are flexible but must be between 9-5. Though not common, some night or weekend hours may be required.
If you're interested in and/or have experience with political and government work and have a strong work ethic, writing skills, and are easily adaptable, we want to hear from you. Internships are available to high school and college students and those looking to gain more experience in government service.
If you'd like to apply, please send a resume and a 500-word maximum statement of interest to firstname.lastname@example.org.