Missouri Government Internship Program

The Missouri Government Internship Program is now accepting applications for the spring 2009 semester. All majors and students with junior and senior status are encouraged to apply. The internship offers a $2,500 stipend, up to 15 hours of college credit and the opportunity to spend a semester in Jefferson City working with a legislator, public official or state agency.

“The Missouri Government Internship was the most valuable experience I have ever had,” Leigh Wickell, a spring 2008 intern with Representative Jake Zimmerman, said. “Not only did I learn more about government than I ever could have in class, and gain numerous useful contacts, but I learned more about myself than I ever expected.”

The program provides interested students an inside look at state government and the political process. The experience has special appeal for students anticipating careers in business, law, public relations, government service or public affairs, but is filled with opportunities for a variety of career fields.

“The Missouri Government Internship has definitely been the highlight of my college experience thus far,” Sarah Felts, who interned with Representative Rebecca McClanahan in the spring of 2008 said. “I made so many great connections and learned a lot about myself.  It was an incredibly rewarding experience, and I encourage anyone with an interest in public service - regardless of major - to give this program a shot.”

Students wishing to participate in the Missouri Government Internship Program should possess a minimum of 60 semester hours of credit, cumulative GPA of 2.75, and divisional approval. No special coursework is required prior to the internship.

To view internship requirements, go http://career.truman.edu/student/internship/mogov_brochure.htm. For more information about the internship, contact Heidi Templeton at 785.4016 or Candy Young at 785.4650.

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