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IT Trainee Program

The IT trainee position with the Illinois Department of Innovation & Technology offers formal instruction and on-the-job training in IT concepts and practical application along with the opportunity to serve state government agencies.

The Information Technology Trainee job requisition postings have closed.

If you applied for the Information Technology Trainee position, the application screening process is in progress. 

If you are among the qualified candidates that is selected, you will receive an email from one of our Human Resource team members about the next step in the process.

You may check the status of your application by selecting “job applications” from your profile page. Keep in mind, the hiring process with the State of Illinois can take 4-12 weeks.

Our agency typically posts new positions weekly. We invite you to review those job postings as they may fit your knowledge, skills, and abilities. Apply for any position that fits your background and interests. New job postings can be found on our website: Employment Opportunities (

Eligibility Requirements

If you meet one of these requirements, you may be an eligible candidate.

  • Requires completion of a bachelor’s degree, preferably with a minimum of six (6) semester hours of coursework in computer science, cybersecurity, information systems, network and telecommunications management, data analytics, or a related field;
  • Requires completion of two (2) years of technical school in computer science or a related field. (The technical school must be accredited by an agency accredited by the U.S. Department of Education and clock hours must be convertible into college semester or quarter hours.)
  • Requires satisfactory completion of twenty-four (24) semester hours in computer science, cybersecurity, information systems, network and telecommunications management, data analytics, or directly related field from an accredited college or university;
  • Requires four (4) years of work experience in computer science, information technology, or a closely related field.
  • Requires an information technology certificate appropriate to the option of the specific position. 

We suggest you create a profile on the Work4Illinois website and set-up job alerts for the Information Technology Trainee title.  If you meet one of the above criteria, we invite you to apply for this opportunity when the posting goes live. 

We will NOT be taking resumes or applications outside of the employment website. If you have additional questions, please contact