Student Life is pleased to offer our students opportunities for research and scholarship.

  • Diversifing Faculty in Illinois


    The goal of DFI is to increase the number of minority full-time tenure track faculty and staff at Illinois’ two- and four-year, public and private colleges and universities. Applicants must be admitted to a Master's or Doctoral program at a participating institution at the time of application; and, if awarded, enroll as a full-time student as defined by the institution. The application deadline for the 2015-2016 academic year must be received in the Student Life Office, room A2100 no later than 5 pm on February 17, 2014. 

    Both new and renewal applicants must contact Sheree Sanderson, Assistant Dean of Students regarding their intent to apply or to receive additional information. New applicants must obtain a special access code to complete their online eligibility check. Priority consideration will be given to applications in STEM areas, particularly mathematics and science.


    Attend one of the informational sessions to ensure a thorough understanding of the application process.

    DFI Information Sessions:
    January 16,  3:30 p.m., Room A2110

    January 20,  2:30 p.m., Room A2110

    January 23,  2:30 p.m., Room B2215


    Deadline for the DFI applications for the 2015-2016 academic year is 5:00 pm, February 17, 2015  






  • White House Internship Program


    Summer 2014 White House Internship Program

    The mission of the program is to make the "People's House" accessible to future leaders from around the nation, and to cultivate and prepare those devoted to public service for future leadership opportunities.


    The application period for the White House Internship Program is now open. The application deadline for the Summer 2014 program is January 5, 2014.

    All application materials, including recommendations, must be submitted on or before the application deadline.

    For application deadlines and program dates, please see Internship Timeline and FAQs. Please read all of the following instructions and review Internship Timeline and FAQs before starting your application.

    To apply for the White House Internship Program, please Apply Here

    White House Departments Available to Interns: 

    • Cabinet Affairs
    • Chief of Staff
    • Communications Department
    • Domestic Policy Council
    • National Economic Council
    • Office of Digital Strategy
    • Office of Legislative Affairs
    • Office of Management and Administration
    • Office of Presidential Correspondence
    • White House Office of Public Engagement and Intergovernmental Affairs
    • The Office of the First Lady
    • The Office of the Vice President
    • Office of White House Counsel
    • The White House Office of Presidential Personnel
    • White House Department of Scheduling and Advance
    • White House Fellows

    Applicants must be:

    * United States citizens

    * At least 18 years of age on or before the first day of the internship

    * Currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program at a college, community college or university OR graduated in the past two years from an undergraduate or graduate program at a college, community college or university


    A veteran of the United States Armed forces who possesses a high school diploma or its equivalent and has served on active duty at any time over the past two years



    * Two essay responses

    * Explain your commitment to public service

    * Professional policy memorandum

    * One-page resume

    * Two recommendations

    * Completion of the online form