Larry Suffredin (D) was elected Cook County Commissioner for the 13th District in November 2002 and took office in December 2002. The Commissioner's District includes the 49th and 50th Wards of the City of Chicago, the City of Evanston, and the Villages of Glencoe, Glenview, Kenilworth, Lincolnwood, Morton Grove, Niles, Northbrook, Skokie, Wilmette and Winnetka. Since taking office, Commissioner Suffredin has been recognized as a leading reformer on the Cook County Board.
Commissioner Suffredin values the opportunity to work with interns and to share the public service experience. District internships provide individuals with a unique opportunity to gain practical knowledge and to develop transferable skills. All internships are unpaid.
B. Who Should Apply?
Commissioner Suffredin's internship program is ideal for students majoring in Political Science, Urban Studies, Business Administration, Communications, Advertising, Public Relations, Marketing, Journalism, Computer Science, Education, Social Sciences, and other related fields. Applicants should have a demonstrated interest in community service or public affairs and be enrolled in a post secondary or college program.
C. Application Process
Individuals interested in applying for an internship with Commissioner Suffredin should submit the following information:
- Letter of interest that addresses:
a. Timeframe you are available as well as the days and times you can work.
b. Identify what you hope to learn from the internship experience.
c. Indicated the best way to contact you if we need to follow-up or want to schedule an interview.
- Personal / Work References - Please provide the names and contact information of three (3) individuals willing to be references for you.
Submit these materials by email to Brian Miller at firstname.lastname@example.org or by mail to: Cook County Commissioner Larry Suffredin, Attn: Internship Program, 118 N. Clark, Rm. 567, Chicago, IL 60602.
Intern applications are accepted on an on-going basis. A staff member will review inquires and contact candidates for further consideration and/or interviews.
Internship opportunities are available throughout the year so work start dates are flexible. Once an individual is accepted as an intern, staff will work with him or her to determine the start date and work hours. Upon satisfactory completion of the internship, Commissioner Suffredin will provide a letter of reference and interns will be able to include the experience on their resume.
Please remember that all internships with Commissioner Suffredin are unpaid.