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James H Dunn Jr Memorial Fellowship

Governor, State of Illinois
Springfield, IL and limited openings in Chicago, IL and Washington, D.C.
Full Time

Position Duties / Responsibilities

Check the website for updated openings and deadline information for the upcoming year!

​The Governor's Office James H. Dunn, Jr. Memorial Fellowship

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 up to 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 supervisor.

Dunn Fellows are paid $31,332 annually and receive full state benefits.

Positions in the current 2018-2019 class of Dunn Fellows include:

  • Communications
  • Executive Appointments
  • Federal Affairs
  • General Counsel
  • Government Transformation & Metrics
  • Governor’s Office of Constituent Affairs (GOCA)
  • Legislative Affairs
  • Office of Management Budget (GOMB)
  • Policy: Economic Development
  • Policy: Education Policy: Health, Human Services, and Public Safety
  • Public Engagement & Intergovernmental Affairs

A majority of Fellows will be based in Springfield with limited placements in Chicago and Washington, D.C.

2019-2020 Dunn Fellowship Application
deadline for applications is
Monday, December 31, 2018, at midnight (11:59 p.m. CST)

To apply, please visit:

This opportunity is typically offered yearly so check back for future dates!!

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