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Show-Me Institute
Internships: Summer 2020
Show-Me Institute is pleased to offer internship opportunities for Summer 2020.
  • Internships are open to current undergraduate and graduate students, as well as recent graduates.
  • Internships last approximately ten weeks. The exact starting and ending dates are flexible, but we anticipate that each internship will run from June 1 until August 14.
  • Summer interns will work a full-time schedule (9 a.m.-5 p.m.).
  • Interns will be involved in many aspects of the Institute’s operations. Interns will work closely with senior staff on a wide variety of projects. They can expect greater responsibility and personal attention than they would receive at larger organizations.
  • Interns will assist staff members with a variety of tasks. These may include researching public policy topics, organizing events, and writing and editing op-eds, newsletters, studies, and other documents. Some administrative and clerical tasks also will be required.
  • Policy internships as well as communications and development internships are available.
  • An internship is an excellent opportunity to improve your research and writing skills. Each intern will produce regular blog posts and an op-ed on a public policy topic of interest to him or her. Each intern will receive feedback and assistance from staff members throughout the process.
  • Internships are located in either our St. Louis or Kansas City office.
  • Interns will be paid on an hourly basis.
Those wishing to be considered for an internship should submit the enclosed application and the requested supporting materials. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis. The application deadline is Friday, April 3, 2020. However, we will begin conducting interviews as applications are received.
About the Show-Me Institute
Founded in 2005, the Show-Me Institute is a non-partisan, non-profit public policy research organization. The mission of the Institute is advancing liberty with responsibility by promoting market solutions for Missouri public policy. For more information:
Phone: (314) 454-0647

Show-Me Institute Intern Application: Summer 2020
Due Date: April 3, 2020
Basic Information
Name:                             ___________________________________________________
Address:                         ___________________________________________________
Email Address:               _______________________________________________________________________
Personal Blog URL:      _______________________________________________________________ (optional)
Daytime Phone:              ____________________________           Evening Phone:        ____________________
Currently Attending:      ____________________________          Degree Sought:        ____________________
Major:                            ____________________________          Graduation Date:      ____________________
Please check off your primary area of interest:
______Policy                                                  ______Communications                                   ______Development
Essay Questions
On a separate sheet of paper, please answer each of the following questions. Please limit each answer to 500 words or less.

1. Which two public policy issues are of greatest interest to you personally? For each, briefly explain your position on the issue and why you think it is important.

2. Which two books have most influenced your political philosophy? Briefly describe the most important lesson you learned from each work.

3. Please describe your career goals and how you expect an internship would help you achieve them.

Submission Instructions
Please submit this application, the three essays requested, and a copy of your college transcript(s) to:

If you prefer, you can mail these materials to:
Show-Me Institute
Attn: Christina Gibson
5297 Washington Place
St. Louis, MO 63108
You are encouraged, but not required, to include a short writing sample that deals with a public policy subject. For example, a letter to the editor of your campus paper (whether or not it was published) would be a good choice. You may also include a resume if you have significant extracurricular or work experience you wish to highlight.