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Public Administration Intern

We continually strive for a workforce that reflects the growing diversity within the State of Illinois.  A variety of employee backgrounds, perspectives, ideas and experiences are crucial to our ability to most effectively serve the public.  Bilingual skills welcome

Reasonable Accommodation Statement

Persons with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodations throughout the hiring process and during performance of all job duties.  Please email the Central Management Services Disability Resource Center at CMS.DisabilityResCen@illinois.gov or call (217) 524 - 7514 for further information and to request an accommodation.

Sponsorship for Employment

The State of Illinois does not provide sponsorship for employment visa status (e.g. H-1B visa status).  To be considered for permanent employment with the State of Illinois, applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis.

Disclosure of Salary Information

In compliance with the Illinois Equal Pay Act, 820 ILCS 112/1 et seq., the State does not seek, request, or require a job applicant’s wage or salary history.  Employment decisions are not made based on an applicant’s wage or salary history.  To that end, please do not include wage or salary information in your resume or other profile or application materials.

Date:  Jun 10, 2021

Springfield, IL, US, 62762

Job Requisition ID:  3686

Agency:  Department of Human Services 

Posting ID: 10-08-3686-29395

Opening Date: 06/10/2021
Closing Date/Time:  06/24/2021 
Salary:  Anticipated Salary: $3,600 - $3,800 per month 
Job Type:  Salaried Full Time 
County:  Sangamon 
Number of Vacancies:  1 



Please attach a DETAILED Resume/Curriculum Vitae (CV) to the MY DOCUMENTS section of your application. You WILL NOT be considered for the position if you attach a CMS100, CMS100b or any other document that is not a Resume or CV.

Position Overview

The Department of Human Services is pleased to announce an opening for a Public Administration Intern within the Office of Budget. The Office of Budget is seeking to hire a dynamic and detail-oriented individual who is looking for an opportunity to participate in an agency-sponsored training program of not less than 12 months to a maximum of 24 months. The candidate will receive work assignments designed to develop a knowledge, understanding and practical skills consistent with creation of the agency’s budget as administered by the Office of Budget, Department of Human Services.

Job Responsibilities

1. Actively participates in a training program designed to give working knowledge of the development and fiscal impact of DHS budgets.


2. Gains and develops skills to interpret and explain program data as it relates to understanding the salient issues of specified agency programs while utilizing Microsoft Word, Access, Excel, and SAP software programs/systems.


3. Gains experience in the enhancement of communication skills, both orally and in writing, when communicating to supervisors the ongoing trends of program areas plus potential programs.


4. Gains experience and knowledge monitoring current year activities in budget issues among program areas.


5. Learns methods to work cooperatively with other analysts and DHS program staff.


6. Performs other duties as assigned or required which are reasonably within the scope of duties enumerated above.

Minimum Qualifications

  1. Requires a bachelor’s or higher degree with major coursework in public administration, business administration, political science or a related field. The degree – regardless of level – must have been obtained no earlier than 18 months prior to submitting an application for the class, unless waived in writing by the Director of Central Management Services.
  2. Requires experience with the application of public administration tenets as one might have been obtained in collegiate organizations, volunteer participation or by employment.

Preferred Qualifications (in priority order)

  1. One (1) year of experience with budgeting, as might have been obtained in collegiate organizations, volunteer participation or by employment.
  2. Basic proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office Suite, including Excel, Access, and Word.
  3. Basic proficiency in the use of an electronic accounting system, such as ERP, SAP, etc.
  4. One (1) year of experience analyzing and interpreting financial data.
  5. One (1) year of experience meeting deadlines with strong attention to detail and the ability to utilize critical thinking skills while multi-tasking multiple projects.
  6. One (1) year of experience communicating in oral and written form ensuring detailed and critical analysis of work performed.
  7. One (1) year of experience preparing written or oral reports.
  8. One (1) year of experience applying learned knowledges and techniques to working environment.

Work Hours:  Mon - Fri, 8:30am - 5:00pm 
Work Location: 100 South Grand Ave E Springfield, IL 62762 

Office of Budget

Agency Contact:  Laci.Indermark@illinois.gov
Job Function: Administration/Management; Clerical and Administrative Support; Fiscal/Finance/Business; Social Services 


About the Agency:

IDHS serves families in need across Illinois. Our mission is providing equitable access to social services, supports, programs and resources to enhance the lives of all who we serve. We are committed to the core values of Human Dignity, Equity, Community, Urgency, Transparency and Kindness.

Nearest Major Market: Springfield