State Government --James H. Dunn, Jr. Memorial Fellowship--2016-2017, Chicago/Springfield IL or DC
Deadline to apply: February 29, 2016 at midnight (12:00am CST)
The Dunn Fellowship Program provides bright, highly motivated college graduates a unique opportunity
to experience firsthand the operations of state government for one year.
Dunn Fellows are recruited from public and private colleges and universities throughout the nation.
Qualified applicants must hold a bachelor's degree at the program's commencement and must have
demonstrated a commitment to excellence through academic honors, leadership ability, extracurricular
activities and community/public service involvement. The program begins on the first weekday in
August and ends on July 31st of the following year.
Fellows spend one week of August receiving an orientation to state government including tours, policy
discussions, a panel of program alumni and a brown bag lunch with senior staff among other activities.
After the orientation period, fellows return to their home office to work under the direction of their
Dunn Fellows are paid $31,332 annually and receive full state benefits.
Positions for the 2016-2017 class of Dunn Fellows include:
Office of Management & Budget
Governmental Affairs & Outreach
General Counsel (J.D. Required)
Government Transformation & Metrics
A majority of Fellows will be based in Springfield with limited placements in Chicago and Washington,
Through the James H. Dunn, Jr. Memorial Fellowship Program, we hope to accomplish the following:
Offer a governmental initiative to meet the public sector’s future need for competent
Provide a public sector management training program that encourages talented college graduates
to consider careers in state government
Enable college graduates to supplement their academic backgrounds with practical experience in
areas such as policy analysis and program administration
Enable the Prescott E. Bloom Internships in Government Program to play an ever-increasing role in
state government as new fellows enter public service and former fellows advance into
Deadline: February 29, 2016 at midnight (12:00am CST)
Please contact Alex Caton at Alexander.Caton@illinois.gov with any questions.
Posted on Wed, January 13, 2016
by Teresa Elmore