MO Government Internship Meeting Set for Sept. 23

An informational meeting about the Missouri Government Internship Program will take place at 5:30 p.m. Sept. 23 in the Student Union Building Spanish Room. Pizza will be provided.

The Missouri Government Internship Program offers a unique opportunity for students to intern at the Capitol in Jefferson City, Mo., with a public official, legislator or state agency during the spring 2011 semester. The internship, which is open to all majors, provides an inside look at state government.

Cody Sumter, a 2010 legislative intern for State Senator David Pearce, said the internship was one of his best experiences at Truman.

“I made great friends and many connections for the future,” Sumter said. “It provided me with the opportunity to tackle real-world challenges that seldom had clear solutions. This ability to think critically and creatively is beneficial for all majors, not just political science majors.”

Sumter, a computer science major, is currently in graduate school at MIT.

Interns live in Jefferson City and receive a stipend of $2,500. Students may earn up to 15 hours of credit for the internship.

All juniors and seniors are encouraged to apply. Applications are available online at Completed applications should be returned to McClain Hall 101. A selection committee will review the applications and interviews will be conducted in October.

Interested students can contact Candy Young at 785.4650 or Heidi Templeton at 785.4016 for more information.

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