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Missouri Legislative Internship Program

Spend the spring trimester in Jefferson City, MO as an intern with a Missouri state legislator or senator. Selected intern candidates retain full-time Northwest student status. Tuition costs are deducted from a $3,000 stipend.

Internship Details and Requirements

This Internship program begins in early January when the legislative session convenes and finishes in mid-May with a flurry of activity. Students can receive up to 12 credit hours of college credit and be eligible for one of four $3,000 stipends to assist with living expenses in Jefferson City. This internship is open to all majors. Past interns have used this network as a gateway to a career. Four $3,000 stipends will be available each spring semester. The selection committee reviews applications and conducts interviews in the fall semester.

Intern Duties

Some of the duties of the legislative interns will include:

  • Analyze, follow and craft legislation as it moves through the political process (from an idea to state law)
  • Write press releases and track press coverage
  • Assist constituents with problems (transportation, taxes, agriculture, education, etc.)
  • Lead tours of the Missouri State Capitol
  • Attend hearings and work sessions where issues are debated and discussed
  • Participate in an intern program to learn about all facets of state government
  • Meet and socialize with other interns from colleges and universities

Information Sessions

Students who are interested in learning more about the Missouri Legislative Internship Program are encouraged to attend one of the following information sessions with the program coordinators where they will be able ask questions and learn more about the experience.

Date Time Room
September 26 2 -3 pm Meeting Room A
October 15 2:30 -3:30 pm Meeting Room A

Application Process

If you are interested in the Spring 2020 internship please complete the interest form online.

Applications for Spring 2020 are now open. All application materials are due by October 18, 2019.

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Additional Information

For additional information on the program contact:

Travis Travis Kline
Career Development Coordinator - Internships
Northwest Missouri State University
130 Administration Building
tkline@nwmissouri.edu
660.562.1455
Dan Smith Daniel Smith
Assistant Professor - Political Science
Northwest Missouri State University
67 Valk
desmith@nwmissouri.edu
660.562.1293

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