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Office of U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth Internship Scholarship Program
The Office of U.S. Senator Duckworth created a scholarship program to provide access to our internship programs to applicants who cannot afford to work without pay or who cannot otherwise afford the living expenses in the city where the internship is located. The Scholarship Program is available in the following Office locations: Belleville, Carbondale, Chicago, Rock Island, Springfield and Washington, D.C. Scholarships are limited to applicants who currently reside in Illinois or who previously spent significant time residing in Illinois. Scholarships are also reserved for interns who are able to work full-time (40 hours per week). Scholarships pay a salary of $15 per hour. Applicants receiving funding through a third party program such as a university or nonprofit are not eligible for the scholarship program.
The Office of Senator Duckworth Scholarship Program is intended for only those who could not otherwise afford to participate in a full-time, unpaid internship. The Office considers a financial need to exist in specific circumstances such as: when an individual is eligible for a Pell Grant; when an individual or a person claiming the individual as a dependent is eligible for an Earned Income Tax Credit; when an individual or a person claiming the individual as a dependent has an income at or below the federal poverty line; and other similar circumstances that may make an individual decline to accept an internship offer because the individual could not otherwise afford to intern with the Office.
The Office can only provide a limited number of scholarships for individuals with financial need. The Office therefore requests that you do not ask for this certification if you do not have such a need. If you are interested in applying for the scholarship, please fill out the required information that follows the general internship application. Acceptance to internship program is not guarantee of funding. All internship applications will be evaluated independently from your certification of financial need.
The application for the scholarship follows the general internship application.