Intern at the State Capitol

Informational meetings for the Missouri Government Internship will take place at 4:30 p.m. Sept. 23 and Sept. 24 in the Student Union Building Down Under.

The Missouri Government Internship gives students the opportunity to gain real, meaningful experience in the fast-paced world of state politics. If selected, interns will be working full time alongside staffers in the office of a state legislator, state agency or state executive. Through interning at the Capitol students will expand their knowledge of the workings of state government and build a tight-knit and diverse professional network.

Interns are eligible to receive up to 15 hours of credit for their work at the capitol and also will be compensated for moving and living expenses with a $2,500 stipend.

Daily tasks vary depending on the office, but interns can expect to attend public hearings and complete legislative research. Other duties may include writing and editing published materials, preparing for hearings, tracking legislation, constituent relations, attending fundraising events, writing speeches and assisting with basic office work.

In order to participate in the Missouri Government Internship, students must have completed at least 60 hours and spent a minimum of two semesters at Truman. Students will only be considered with a GPA of 2.75 and higher.

All majors are eligible and encouraged to apply. While there is no required coursework prior to the internship, applicants must be hard working, motivated, professional and eager to learn.

More information and applications are available online here.

For more information, contact Candy Young at 660.785.4650 or or Heidi Templeton at 660.785.4016 or
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Spring 2014 Intern Jessica Hamilton poses in front of the Capitol building’s iconic dome.

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