Internships

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic the summer 2021 internship program has been suspended and Senator Durbin’s office will not offer in-person internships in the Illinois or DC offices.

 

 

ED GREELEGS SCHOLARS

Senator Durbin’s office will be offering a virtual program during summer 2021 for a limited number of qualifying undergraduate students of all majors, as Greelegs scholars.

Undergraduate and graduate students of all majors may apply. Scholar’s schedules are based on each student’s days and hours of availability.

Greelegs scholars will perform legislative research, constituent services, and complete general office support duties alongside Senator Durbin’s Illinois and Washington, D.C., staff.

Summer 2021 Session Dates

May 24 - August 27, 2021

Application Deadline

March 31, 2021

Applications received early will be given preference and those received after the deadline will be considered as space allows. Students are strongly urged to send their materials as soon as possible, as positions fill quickly. Detailed instructions can be found on the application. If you have questions please email internships@durbin.senate.gov or call 202.224.2152.

ABOUT ED GREELEGS SCHOLARSHIPS

For Ed Greelegs, being a good public servant was always a privilege. He avoided the spotlight, and he was there to help people and to help America meet the challenges of our times. Ed Greelegs started working for Senator Richard J. Durbin in 1990 and served as his chief of staff in the House of Representatives and Senate for a combined 17 years. Ed was a beloved member of the Capitol Hill community, and made our country better with his caring approach and dedication to public service.

OVERVIEW

In 2017, Senator Durbin established the Ed Greelegs Scholarship Program. This scholarship, open to students from Illinois or those studying in Illinois, is an opportunity to receive financial assistance while obtaining a first-hand experience with Senator Durbin’s office.

 

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

Each applicant:

  • Must be a resident of Illinois and a student or recent graduate of an accredited college or university; or a resident of another state and currently enrolled in an accredited college or university in Illinois
  • Must demonstrate financial need
  • Must not be receiving outside financial aid for their internship
  • Must have demonstrated an interest in public service and the legislative process

The application for the Ed Greelegs scholarship is below.

 

APPLY HERE

 

 

 

LAW CLERKS

As the Chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee, Senator Durbin offers a Law Clerk Program for law students who are interested in experiencing the day-to-day operations of the Senate Judiciary Committee. For the upcoming summer 2021 session, Chair Durbin’s office will not offer in-person clerkships. However, law students can apply for a remote clerkship with Chair Durbin’s Judiciary team. Law clerk schedules are based on each student’s days and hours of availability.

 

Summer 2021 Session Dates

May 24 - August 27, 2021

Application Deadline

March 5, 2021

 

Academic credit--based solely on each institution's criteria--may be earned. Stipends for qualified law students will be available.

Students are strongly urged to send their materials as soon as possible, as positions fill quickly.

Please create an account and follow the directions listed on this website to complete your application for the Law Clerk Program. If you have questions please email internships@durbin.senate.gov or call 202.224.2152.