Join us in the IOP Student Workroom* on Friday, October 13th from 1-4 pm to get help with your AY Internship application materials before the deadline that day at 11:59 pm.

Due to high demand, please register for this event through the link below, then sign up here for a 15 minute slot with the CD team - have your most pressing questions ready to go. We're excited to chat!

Folks who register for the event but are not able to snag a 15 minute slot - you will be placed on the waitlist. Thanks!


*Please note the the Student Workroom is in the basement of the IOP (5707 S Woodlawn Ave, Chicago, IL 60637). Enter through the front door of the IOP and take the elevator to the basement.


With a cohort of 65 total interns, IOP Academic-Year Internships offer hands-on experience with government entities and political organizations around Chicago. Students are awarded a $2,550 stipend to help support their placement in an internship lasting 160 total hours (10-20 total hours of onboarding in the fall quarter; 10 hours per week in winter and spring). Some of our internship partner organizations have included the Chicago Mayor's Office, Chicago Public Schools, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Illinois Justice Project, and Advance Illinois.