ILSOS Summer Jobs

Statewide, IL
Student (College)
Office of the Illinois Secretary of State
Alexi Giannoulias

Job Title:      Summer Jobs 
Division:     TBD
Union:             N/A
Location:      Available positions include work in the Secretary of State offices in Chicago and surrounding suburbs, Springfield, as well as downstate facility locations

Salary:            $16.00 hourly (Graduate students hired for specific contractual intern positions, i.e. law school interns, will be paid $25.00 per hour)

The Office of the Illinois Secretary of State is offering Illinois students, who are currently enrolled or will be attending a post-secondary program (college or trade school) this fall, the opportunity to gain professional experience related to the duties, responsibilities and operations of the Office. 

Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Provide operational support across a wide variety of areas and departments. Many jobs are located in Secretary of State DMVs. Many jobs are also available in other departments, such as Business Services, Physical Services, the Executive Office and the State Library, just to name a few.
  • Receive training and assignments designed to develop knowledge, understanding, and practical skills consistent with the various career disciplines within the Office of the Illinois Secretary of State.
  • Work with staff and the public, assisting with supporting and carrying out the duties and responsibilities of the Office of the Illinois Secretary of State, including implementation of programs and services.
Locations where summer jobs are available:
  • The Illinois Secretary of State will be offering summer jobs in various cities and locations across the State, including in the Chicago-land area and in the Springfield area, in both DMVs and office buildings.
  • When applying for a summer job, you will be able to choose up to 3 cities or locations where you would like to work this summer. Please choose the locations with your first choice first, second choice second, and third choice location third. If you only want to work in one location, then only list your first choice as your single location choice.
Specific Skills:
  • Strong attention to detail and organizational skills.
  • Basic technology and computing skills, including Microsoft Suite platforms.
  • Effective oral and written communication skills.
  • Self-starter and highly motivated work ethic.
  • Effective team member, who collaborates well with others.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to interact well with customers.
  • MUST be enrolled at a college/university or trade school for the upcoming calendar semester/quarter.
  • Must be lawfully authorized to work in the United States.
Application Process: 
To apply for a Summer Job at ILSOS:
  • Required: Please complete the online application to the right. Please note that the application requires you to upload or paste two items:
    • a brief cover letter which explains why you want to work at the Office of the Illinois Secretary of State, AND
    • a current resume showing your past work history and school achievements.
  • When you have completed the application and uploaded your cover letter and a resume, then hit the “submit application” button at the bottom of the application.
  • You will receive an automatic text or email from the Office of the Secretary of State confirming that you have submitted an application.
Questions about Your Application?
If you have any questions about your application, please do not hesitate to contact our Job Counselors. You can reach Jamillah Ali-Joyce at [email protected] or 312.793.3634 in Chicago and Derrick Mooney at [email protected] or 217.524.7086 in Springfield.
Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. Applicants must be lawfully authorized to work in the United States.
Applicants are considered for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, marital or veteran status, or the presence of a non-job-related medical condition or disability.


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