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.


We are currently in the process of accepting Early-Decision applicants. If you would like to be considered for Early-Decision please sign up for an interview with Kirsten Pape: Login to MUConnect, click on “My Success Network”, type “Service-Learning” in the search box, then click on “Schedule Here” next to Kirsten Pape and put “CLIP Interview” as the reason for the meeting.

If you would like to apply for Regular-Decision please sign up to attend one of our Workshops: Login to MUConnect, click on “My Success Network”, type “Service-Learning” in the search box, then click on “Schedule Here” next to Government Internship (CLIP). Workshops will begin September 18th through the week prior to Thanksgiving Break.

Interested? Email for more about the application process.

Get Registered

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 below.