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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

Application Process

Applications for the spring 2020 Legislative Internship have now closed. If you are interested in the spring 2021 program please complete the interest form online.

I'm Interested

Additional Information

For additional information on the program contact:

Travis Travis Kline
Career Development Coordinator - Internships
Northwest Missouri State University
130 Administration Building
Dan Smith Daniel Smith
Assistant Professor - Political Science
Northwest Missouri State University
67 Valk

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