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Public Act 094-0479




Public Act 094-0479
HB2435 Enrolled LRB094 07726 NHT 37903 b

    AN ACT concerning education.
    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
    Section 5. The Southern Illinois University Management Act
is amended by adding Section 8i as follows:
    (110 ILCS 520/8i new)
    Sec. 8i. Vince Demuzio Governmental Internship Program.
    (a) The president of the University, in consultation with
the Board, shall establish a governmental internship program
consisting of up to 30 governmental interns allocated between
the Carbondale and Edwardsville campuses.
    (b) In order to be eligible under the program, a person
must be enrolled as a full-time undergraduate student during
the entirety of his or her participation in the program.
    (c) The following shall be the goals of the program:
        (1) To attract highly motivated students into the
        (2) To provide students with a broad overview of State
        (3) To offer students a unique hands-on experience.
        (4) To provide students with a personal look into the
    budgetary, legislative, and programmatic areas of State
        (5) To provide students with a unique opportunity to
    learn about and to advance into public service careers,
    including policy-making positions in government.
        (6) To offer a governmental experience to meet the
    public sector's future need for competent administrators.
        (7) To provide a public sector internship that
    encourages talented college graduates to consider careers
    in State government.
        (8) To enable college graduates to supplement their
    academic learning with practical governmental experience.
        (9) To achieve diversity through the placement of
    qualified minorities, women, and persons with
        (10) To enable the University to play an
    ever-increasing role in directing talented students to
    consider careers in public service.
    (d) All students participating in the program shall receive
academic credit as determined by the University. Students shall
also be compensated financially as determined by the
University. The program shall not include a waiver of tuition
or fees.
    (e) The program is subject to specific annual appropriation
by the General Assembly.
    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
becoming law.

Effective Date: 8/5/2005