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As a courtesy, Public Policy Administration at UMSL posts opportunities for those interested in internships in public policy, administration, or the nonprofit sector. Please refer to the listings for job details, and application information. If you are enrolled in a Public Policy Administration program at UMSL, and you plan to apply for an internship and receive university credit for it, please contact the PPA internship coordinator, Prof. Terry Jones, at


Anheuser-Busch Employees’ Credit Union and its Divisions – American Eagle Credit Union and Purina Credit Union –is a $1.5 billion asset, full-service financial institution offering a wide variety of retail banking products and services to members nationwide.  The Credit Union is currently seeking a Community Engagement & Social Responsibility Intern for Summer 2018. This is a paid internship. Please email your resume to:


  • Excellent writing skills
  • Good research skills
  • Interest in the nonprofit sector
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office and Word 
  • College Major: Journalism or Communications
  • College Term: Junior or Senior 

Key Duties:

  • Research grant programs
  • Research and write grant funding applications 
  • Assist with donor communications, outreach and cultivation
  • Attend Foundation Board meetings
  • Assists with other duties as assigned
Internship Title: Development Fellow
Department: Development
Reports to/Supervisor Title: Manager of Donor Relations and Events
Full or Part Time (hours and time frame): Part-time – 20+ hrs/week for 8 months
Organization Overview
As a leader in arts education, and the largest multidisciplinary community arts organization in the Midwest, COCA annually serves more than 50,000 people of all ages, abilities and backgrounds. Through dance, vocal music, theatre, art and design, and beyond, we nurture the artistic and creative potential in our students and our community.
Position Overview
COCA’s Season-Long Program Fellowship Program is a professional training program for aspiring arts administrators, arts educators, and performing arts production practitioners. Participants are given practical learning experiences, independent and collective projects, and work as entry-level staff persons in the company's administrative and production departments.
Each Fellow’s experience is developed and supervised under the guidance of a staff mentor, and draws from the diverse resources and collective knowledge of COCA’s resident artists, teachers and administrators. Through daily exposure in their primary field of interest and work on individual, specific projects, the experience is designed to broaden and strengthen the professional and personal skills and abilities of each of our interns and fellows. COCA’s internships and fellowships are designed to provide a springboard to a professional life in the arts. COCA’s Fellowship Program includes: Independent and collective learning projects; hands-on experience for future career opportunities; professional development and networking opportunities; and connections to peers, mentors and artists.
The development department is seeking an organized, professional, well-written post-college or graduate student with an eye for detail to fill the position of Development Fellow. COCA’s Development Fellow will assist the development department staff with a broad spectrum of COCA’s fundraising activities, including: grant research and writing; donor relation management; special events planning, coordination and logistics; projects in Tessitura (COCA’s donor and ticketing database); and other responsibilities as related to the Development department. The Fellow will develop a thorough understanding of nonprofit and arts fundraising by taking charge of a diverse array of daily responsibilities and assisting with both long- and short-term projects. Candidates must be team-oriented and demonstrate excellent interpersonal, organizational, and writing skills and should have a strong interest in the arts and fundraising, and enjoy working in a fast-paced environment.
This is a part-time (expected 20 hours a week for 8 months) fellowship, and may include weekend/evening hours.
Responsibilities include but not limited to:
• Conduct prospect research on individual, foundation, and corporate donors
• Assist in writing, editing and gathering supplementary materials for grants and grant reports
• Supporting creation and dissemination, and recognition of annual fund appeals
• Data input, organization and projects on the Tessitura software program
• Support staff with logistics associated with special events (including annual fundraising event, COCAcabana)
• Maintain donor files and other development materials
To be eligible for consideration, applicants must:
• Be at least 21 years old
• Have earned a baccalaureate degree, or have equivalent professional experience
• Applicant is less than five years from graduation or the equivalent work experience
• Be able to commit to a 8-month program
• Reside in, or be able to relocate to, the St. Louis metro area
Preferred skills for the Development Fellow also include:
• A cumulative GPA of at least 3.5
• An interest in non-profit development, grant writing, fundraising, arts administration/management
• Excellent oral, written and communication skills
• Experience with Microsoft Excel, Word, and Outlook
Application Information
Please submit cover letter, resume, and references to using the position title in the subject line. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

A Red Circle is a new not-for-profit organization in North St. Louis County, Missouri, working to achieve racial equity and healing. Our work can be described as one-third action, one-third advocacy, and one-third community empowerment. There is much to be done and we know it will take financial resources. We have an opening for a Development Intern who wants to learn how to organize fundraising events, coordinate restaurant fundraisers, and any other events that will generate interest in racial equity work. This person will also use his or her grant writing training and knowledge to assist A Red Circle with grant research and writing, which could encompass corporate and foundation grants, and federal contracts. We are located in what is deemed a federal promise zone.  Please apply here:

For more information, feel free to contact Erica R. Williams at 314-522-2021 or

Development Strategies is a strategic planning firm that provides consulting to cities, developers, lenders, and companies in the areas of real estate, economic, and community development. Located in St. Louis, Missouri, we have a diverse portfolio of successful projects throughout the United States.
Development Strategies offers a paid research internship for a recent graduate or graduate student to assist our team of experts with demographic, economic, finance, and real estate data and related information.
The intern’s responsibilities include gathering economic and real estate data, telephone research and
interviews, and downloading, entering, organizing, and formatting statistics and related information into
tables, graphs, and summary points. Microsoft Office products are used.
Scheduling is flexible, but we expect interns to be in the office at least four to eight hours for three or more
days a week. Part-time during spring and fall semesters and full-time during summer is ideal.
Please submit letter of interest and resume to:
Brad Beggs
Development Strategies
10 South Broadway, Suite 1500
St. Louis, Missouri 63102-1743


The University of Missouri-St. Louis Public Policy Administration posts these internship opportunities as a service. We make no particular recommendations regarding internship organizations or locations. We make no representations or guarantees about positions posted. Public Policy Administration is not responsible for safety, wages, working conditions or other aspects of internships. It is your responsibility to investigate these opportunities. If you are enrolled in a Public Policy Administration program at UMSL, and you plan to apply for an internship and receive university credit for it, please contact the PPA internship coordinator, Prof. Terry Jones, at