Executive Inspector General Intern

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Date:  Apr 2, 2024

Springfield, IL, US, 62704-1884

Job Requisition ID:  36660

Agency: Illinois Office of Comptroller

Closing Date/Time: 04/16/2024

Salary: $17.50/hour - $20.00/hour, commensurate with education and experience

Job Type: Temporary

County: Cook County and/or Sangamon County

Number of Vacancies: 2


Submit a cover letter, detailed resume, and two (2) letters of recommendation with at least one (1) from a professor at your current university or academic program.  Please indicate in the cover letter the dates you are available for the internship and the location preference (if any) for your placement.

Position Overview

The Office of Executive Inspector General for the Illinois Comptroller (OEIG) is seeking applicants to fill an investigative internship position for the Summer 2024 term.


The Office of Executive Inspector General for the Illinois Comptroller (OEIG) ensures accountability in State government by functioning as an independent, non-partisan State agency with responsibility, pursuant to State law, to investigate allegations of fraud, waste, abuse, and misconduct.


The OEIG investigates, when appropriate, alleged violations of law, rule, or regulation committed by an employee of, or those doing business with, an entity under its jurisdiction.  For example, the OEIG investigates allegations of waste, fraud, abuse of authority, or corruption, including ghost payrolling, bid rigging, theft, misuse of state time or property, procurement fraud, hiring improprieties, and improper time reporting, among others.  The OEIG also investigates alleged violations of the State Officials and Employees Ethics Act (Ethics Act), including prohibited political activity, revolving door, sexual harassment, gift ban, and retaliation.


The position will be paid and is a non-remote position.

Job Responsibilities

The OEIG Internship Program provides students with the opportunity to apply their education and classroom theory to actual work situations in an investigative environment. Interns will have the opportunity to conduct research and analysis, and to solicit requisite materials and evidence in a very limited authority.


Investigative Interns will have the opportunity to assist staff by assisting with investigative matters, compiling data, and researching and advising upon investigative, administrative, procurement, and ethics related investigations and initiatives.

Minimum Qualifications

Investigative interns must have completed at least two years (or its equivalent if a part-time student) of undergraduate study and be enrolled in an accredited undergraduate program.

Terms and Dates

Terms and dates of internships are flexible to accommodate course requirements and school start/end dates. Full-Time Intern positions will work 37.5 hours per week.  Part-Time Intern positions are available to students currently enrolled in classes.  Part-Time Intern positions will be expected to work at least 15 hours per week.


This position will report directly to the Executive Inspector General and can be located in either the Springfield or Chicago office.


This position may require travel with reimbursement.

Equal Employment and Commitment to Diversity

The Illinois Office of Comptroller provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, creed, ancestry, national origin, citizenship, sex or gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, religion, age, disability, genetic information, service in the military, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local laws and ordinances. Equal employment opportunity applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leave of absence, compensation, and training. The Illinois Office of Comptroller is committed to the fair and equal employment of individuals with disabilities under the ADA.


It is the Illinois Office of Comptroller's policy to provide reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities unless the accommodation would impose an undue hardship on the company. The Illinois Office of Comptroller prohibits any harassment of, or discriminatory treatment of, employees or applicants based on a disability or because an employee has requested reasonable accommodation.  


The Illinois Office of Comptroller is committed to creating and maintaining a workplace in which all employees have an opportunity to participate and contribute to the success of the agency and are valued for their skills, experience, and unique perspectives. This commitment is embodied in agency policy and organizational culture. 

Work Hours: Up to 37.5 hours/week

Work Location:

Illinois Office of the Comptroller

555 West Monroe Street, 1400S-A

Chicago, Illinois  60661-3713


Illinois Office of the Comptroller

325 West Adams Street

Springfield, Illinois 62704-1871


Agency Contact:

Kammy Ferrigno


Phone #:217-785-1102

Job Family: Office & Administrative Support


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