The IC Explorer Program is a competitive Illinois College sponsored internship program for currently enrolled students who will be returning to IC the following year. Students are paid by a combination of grant funding from the state of Illinois, the employers, and Illinois College. Summer interns who live outside the area and need housing may be provided housing on campus or at New Salem at no fee. All summer IC Explorer interns will earn three hours of summer internship credit at no additional fee.
Due to funding regulations from the State of Illinois, only students who are official residents of Illinois are eligible for this program. We encourage our international and out of state students to talk with the Office of Career Services about other internship opportunities.
Twenty six internships are offered for the summer of 2013, and one is offered during the fall semester. All the internship sites are located either within Jacksonville or within 45 minutes of the city. Summer interns work full-time for ten weeks, and the academic year interns work about 10 hours per week. The exact number of internships is finalized after the state grant is awarded in February each year. Please see the list below for the typical offerings. Students need to submit a resumé and cover letter for every opportunity they wish to apply for. There is no limit on the number of internships a student may apply for. Students may only be awarded an IC Explorer internship two times.
:: Interns are paid a $2500 stipend over the course of the internship.
:: Interns earn three hours of summer academic credit at no extra fee. Please note that the academic year interns must not exceed the 20 credit hour limit by adding the internship.
:: On-campus housing available for up to 9 out-of-area students for the summer internships. The New Salem internships offer housing near the site.
:: The application deadline is February 1, 2013 :: Interviews will be held on campus in mid-February. Decisions will be out to students by early March.
:: All internships dependent upon grant approval from the Illinois Board of Higher Education in early February.
:: A resumé and cover letter for each position you are interested in are needed. Address your cover letter to each site contact but send an email with your resumé and cover letter as a single .pdf attachment to to Kelly Pool at firstname.lastname@example.org. All resumés and cover letters must be submitted electronically by the deadline.
:: Students may apply for as many internships as they desire. We encourage students to apply and interview which gives them practice for future opportunities.
:: All interns will make a public presentation on campus about their experience in the fall.