CLIP: State Government

The Civic Leaders Internship Program (CLIP): State Government Internship Program is a unique, personalized experience for MU undergraduates interested in serving the state of Missouri through internship opportunities in publicly funded offices. Examples of internships include the Offices of the Governor and the Lieutenant Governor, the Attorney General, State Representatives and Senators, and State Departments such as Mental Health and Economic Development. The Office of Service Learning works closely with students and their departments to create full-time, credited internship experiences.

Our internship advisor meets with prospective students and assists them in finding a placement site that fits their specific interests and graduation plan; she also maintains contact with students throughout the semester via site visits, class meetings, evaluations, and direct conversations with the site supervisor. Our 3 and 6 credit hour internships place undergraduates in public policy-oriented work-spaces that allow them to gain professional experience and contacts.

How to Get Started

Application on Rolling Basis for Spring Semester

  1. Fill out an Application
  2. Get invited to our Canvas course to upload
    1. Resume
    2. 250 word essay
  3. Speak with us about your passions and agency prospects
  4. Interview with offices

If you are currently interning at the Missouri State Capitol and didn’t secure your placement through the Office of Service Learning, then we would like to help you get registered. Additionally, if you are a MU student who is interning at the Capitol and you are interested in learning about how to receive course credit for your service, then we would also like to assist you. Please complete the State Capitol Internship Registration form provided via the link to the right.