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Internship Opportunities

As a courtesy, Public Policy Administration at UM-St. Louis 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 UM-St. Louis, and you plan to apply for an internship and receive university credit for it, please contact the PPA internship coordinator, Prof. Terry Jones, at


Posted 11/21/17

City of Hazelwood

The City of Hazelwood has a paid internship available beginning January 2018.   The intern would work 20 hours a week and the compensation is about $10 an hour.   The position would last at least six months and could be extended longer.   The intern would be involved in a range of issues including economic development, human resources, and intergovernmental relations.  The internship is eligible for academic credit (three semester credit hours) that satisfies the MPPA internship requirement. This looks like an excellent opportunity for students embarking on a local government career.

Interested students should apply to Robert Frank, the Hazelwood Assistant City Manager, no later than Dec. 15, 2017. His e-mail is




Posted 11/20/17

Community Volunteer Ambassador
National Park Service Rangers

Jefferson National Expansion Memorial is looking for a candidate with strong leadership and program coordination skills to participate in the Community Volunteer Ambassador (CVA) program at the Gateway Arch in downtown St. Louis, MO. The CVA will work with Education Department staff and National Park Service Rangers to plan, coordinate and deliver a number of programs to help increase awareness of and engagement with volunteer opportunities with the National Park sites and resources in the St. Louis metro region. This is a 52-week position beginning February 12, 2018.

The CVA program is a national program serving National Park sites across the United States. We are excited to be hosting a position in St. Louis. Here is a link to the National Park Service web page with more information about the program. Here is a link to the NorthWest Youth Corps page with the application information. 



Posted 10/18/17

APA Adoption Center

A limited number of internship opportunities are available at the APA Adoption Center throughout the year. These non-paid internships can be completed for college credit with approval of academic institution. Internship schedules are generally flexible to meet individual needs.

The APA Adoption Center is a nonprofit organization dedicated to bringing people and pets together, advancing humane education and creating programs beneficial to the human/animal bond. Internships are an excellent opportunity to experience various aspects of development, volunteer management, education, community outreach, operations, and marketing while working for a highly respected 100 year organization.

Candidates must be able to commit a minimum of 10 hours per week. The duration of the internship is equivalent to one semester (approximately 12-15 weeks) and are available during the Spring, Summer and Fall.

To apply for internships, please email your resume and a letter of interest outlining your area(s) of focus, how many semesters you will be available, and the days and hours you are available to

Internship requirements:


Development Internship

Internship Title: Development Internship
Full or Part Time & Time Frame: Part Time; Winter/Spring 2018
Reports to/Supervisor Title: Development Associate

COCA is looking for a motivated intern interested in assisting our Development Team in all areas of fundraising, including: grant writing, donor cultivation, donor research, database management, and event planning.
The Development Intern will gain professional experience working for the 4th largest community arts organization in the United States, focusing on all functions of a  development department for a not-for-profit organization, including: grant writing, donor recognition, donor solicitation, and planning and executing fundraising events.  Various responsibilities may include: sponsorship solicitation and management, database management, the creation of invitation packages and event marketing materials, registration tracking, grant writing activities, budget management, management of fundraising auctions and other duties as needed.

Applicants must have exceptional interpersonal, writing and organizational skills and must possess an exemplary attention to detail.  Excellent computer skills, including proficiency in Microsoft Excel and Word, are a must. Graphic design and/or photography skills are a plus.

This internship is a minimum of 10 hours a week, Monday – Friday, some weekend or evening hours may be required.  The internship lasts approximately 12 weeks – a specific start date can be flexible based on applicant’s schedule.  This is a non-paid position.

Application Instructions:

Interested applicants should email a resume and cover letter directly to with the position title in the subject line of the email.

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 UM-St. Louis, and you plan to apply for an internship and receive university credit for it, please contact the PPA internship coordinator, Prof. Terry Jones, at