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Northwest Missouri State University


News Release

Sept. 24, 2013

Applications for spring legislative internship due Oct. 18

Northwest Missouri State University’s Office of Career Services is now accepting applications for the spring 2014 session of the Missouri Legislative Internship Program.

The internship program, which begins in early January and ends in mid-May, annually sends students to Jefferson City to gain valuable experience in the legislative process and an understanding of how Missouri is governed.

Each student is placed in the office of a state senator or state representative. Students analyze, track and craft legislation, conduct research, attend committee hearings and work sessions, assist with constituent issues and lead tours of the capitol.

Past interns have remained active in the halls of the capitol or gone on to successful careers in politics at all levels of government including public relations and law.

“I truly believe that this internship can help people in their careers and personal endeavors,” said Hannah Young, a senior political science major from Harrisonville, who was one of last spring’s interns. “It was such an amazing opportunity for me and I wouldn’t change it for the world.”

Applicants must be a junior or senior with a 2.5 grade-point average or better. Up to four interns are selected based on grade-point average, interests and political views. Candidates also must write an essay addressing why they should receive an internship.

The application deadline for the Missouri Legislative Internship is Friday, Oct. 18. More information and an online application is available by clicking here.

For additional information, students may contact Career Services at career@nwmissouri.edu or 660.562.1250, or Dr. Daniel Smith, assistant professor of political science and co-director of the Missouri Legislative Internship Program, at desmith@nwmissouri.edu.

For more information, please contact:

Mark Hornickel, Communication Manager
mhorn@nwmissouri.edu | 660.562.1704 | Fax: 660.562.1900

Northwest Missouri State University
215 Administration Building | 800 University Drive | Maryville, MO 64468