Interns will have a unique opportunity to learn about Missouri politics. Interns play a large role in the JCDC’s efforts to elect candidates, wage issue campaigns, throw events, and more. Former interns have gone on to manage campaigns, work in the public policy advocacy sector, and many other successful fields.We welcome students who have an emphasis in political science, communications, history, social work, and other relevant fields. Interns will work under the supervision of the Executive Director and Chair.
We accept interns on a rolling basis and according to availability. Contact Executive Director Geoff Gerling to find out if there is a current opening.
We welcome students of all backgrounds but prefer those with an emphasis in political science, communications, sociology, social work, statistics or other relevant fields.
General responsibilities include:
- Must be a self-starter with a genuine interest in politics and policy
- Help planning and managing small events
- Research election history and demographics as they have shifted over time
- Willing to learn political software
- Knowledge of social media and web maintaince
- Track legislative action in Jefferson City and Washington DC
- Follow news stories relating to politics as they break
- Strong writing skills
- Moderate to strong understanding of federal and state politics
- Strong understanding of basic civics and American political history
- Graphic design skills will be especially useful
- Proficient in internet research
- Good interpersonal skills as you may be around donors or elected officials
- Internship program will be built around your strengths and interests
- A rare opportunity to see the day to day operation in political campaigns
- No demanding hours
- Chance to hear directly from elected officials and high-ranking political professionals