The Illinois Campaign for Political Reform was founded in 1997 by the late U.S. Senator Paul Simon and former Lieutenant Governor Bob Kustra. ICPR is a 501(c)(3), non-partisan public interest group that conducts research and advocates reforms to reduce the influence of money in politics and to promote integrity, accountability, transparency and public participation in government. ICPR facilitates dialog, research, and community outreach and education on a range of campaign reform issues including campaign finance, government ethics, judicial elections, voter education and media coverage of elections.
Interns play an integral role at ICPR. Our small staff size offers interns the opportunity to make meaningful contributions and gain experiences in a variety of areas. Interns at ICPR have assisted with essential research projects on voter guides, political contributors and judicial campaigns. Interns will also assist with research projects that will be assigned accordingly on issues such as FOIA, SEI and creating candidate profiles for our website. Interns in the past have assisted with organizing a variety of meetings, seminars, and presentations.
The ideal candidate will have an understanding of the political process and an interest in Illinois politics. Candidates should possess excellent research, writing and interpersonal skills.
ICPR is flexible and willing to work around other obligations though we ask that interns be available for at least 15 hours each week for the duration of the 15 week internship. Generally we are not able to provide a stipend to interns for their work but we can provide course credit, upon approval of instructor. Interns will be supervised by Nelly Viramontes but will have the opportunity to work closely with all ICPR staff members and interns.
Those interested in this internship, you must email a cover letter and resume to Nelly@ilcampaign.org.