Niche College Scholarship

James H. Dunn, Jr. Memorial Fellowship and Vito Marzullo Internship Program

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Scholarship Description

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 have completed a bachelor's or higher graduate degree in the 18 months prior to 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.

The Dunn Fellowship is an opportunity for recent graduates to obtain hands-on experience in state government, while obtaining tools for their future careers. Dunn Fellows are paid $41,000 annually and receive full state benefits.

The Michael Curry Summer Internship Program offers college juniors, seniors, and graduate students in all disciplines (including law) an opportunity to work in one of the agencies under the jurisdiction of the Office of the Governor on a full-time basis for ten weeks during the summer. Positions are available in both Springfield and Chicago.

Eligible applicants must be Illinois residents who have not previously participated in the Curry Internship Program. Curry interns will receive a stipend of $2,500 per month. Scholarship Search