2023 Summer Internship Program

Job Description: 

If you are a college student interested in working in public service and seeing how an elected  official’s office impacts its local community, Representative Jennifer Gong-Gershowitz is  seeking individuals to fill paid internships at her District office in Glenview. The Intern will have  the opportunity to learn firsthand about constituent services, community outreach and the  development of legislation.

The District office serves as the Representative’s main contact point for constituent services.  Some of the services covered by the District office on behalf of our constituents include;  veteran’s affairs, unemployment, Medicaid, taxes and dealing with various other State agencies.  The District office also listens to constituents’ concerns regarding legislation, assists constituents  in locating resources, attends events within the district and handles community outreach  programs.

Job Duties: 

The District Intern will work with the Chief of Staff and Outreach Director to ensure effective  running of the District office. The Intern will be performing an array of tasks in support of staff.  This will include answering phones, distributing mail, greeting visitors, updating databases,  researching legislation, staffing the Representative at local events, attending community office  hours, attending meetings on behalf of the office as well as other tasks that may come up.

The District Intern must be able to effectively communicate, be able to work closely with a small  team, be comfortable speaking with constituents in person and over the phone and be  passionate for public service.


  • Be a high school senior, undergraduate or recent college graduate
  • Be able to work approximately 15-20 hours per week
  • Have excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Be interested in public service
  • Candidates with a connection to the 17th District would be given additional consideration

Work Schedule: Monday-Friday; 15-20 hours per week ($17/hour), beginning June 1st  through August.

Application Instructions: Interested applicants should send a resume, brief statement of  interest to Outreach Director, Stacy Rudd  at stacy@gonggershowitz.com.

Deadline for applications is April 14th, 2023


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