Government Internship Program Accepting Applicants

The Missouri Government Internship Program is now accepting applications for the spring 2010 semester. All majors and students with junior or 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. There will be an informational meeting for all students that are interested in the program at 5:30 p.m. Sept. 30 in the Student Union Building Spanish Room.

“The Missouri Government Internship Program has been a valuable opportunity for me in my undergraduate career at Truman,” said Makita Abraham, who interned with the Secretary of State, Robin Carnahan’s office in the spring of 2009. “I enjoyed having the chance to become acquainted and work with elected officials and state department employees who impact the direction of Missouri government daily. I gained a great deal of knowledge of the functions of state government and made many connections with individuals throughout the Capitol. My experience will definitely stay with me past my undergraduate years.”

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 been the defining moment of my undergraduate career,” said Phillip Raine, a spring 2009 intern with Representative Bryan Pratt. “I was able to utilize the lessons that I learned in the classrooms of Truman in a real world environment. I walked out of the Capitol with an insider’s understanding of the process of government. I was never bored, and when the last day came, I didn’t want to leave. I made some great friendships and made the connections that will get me places when I graduate from Truman.”

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 to For more information about the internship, contact Heidi Templeton at 785.4016 or Candy Young at 785.4650.

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