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Legislative Internship Program

Legislative Internship Program

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  • Sophomore, Junior, Senior, or Graduate Student at Missouri State University with 45 or more hours;
  • Full-time student on the Springfield campus, who has completed at least one semester at Missouri State University;
  • 2.50 or higher Missouri State GPA 


  • This incredible internship will enable you to serve 40+ challenging hours per week, off-campus, on the staff of a state legislator at our state capitol


  • Jefferson City, Missouri


  • Spring semester, January-May
  • Daily starting times and the number of days worked per week vary between legislators
  • Application Deadline for Spring 2015: Friday, October 24, 2014.


  • Take part in the MSU Public Affairs mission
  • Network
  • Become part of a university tradition along with other eager interns like yourself
  • Earn course credit
  • Explore career options
  • Write press releases, interact with media
  • Perfect your verbal and written communication skills
  • Receive a monetary living stipend
  • The reasons are endless!

The real question is. . . WHY NOT??