Catholic Charities of St. Louis

Summer/Fall/Spring 2020, 2021
Stipend Available.
Quality Improvement Department

Catholic Charities is seeking MPPA students to provide management support to administration in one of the largest social services agencies in Missouri.

The Catholic Charities Federation is comprised of eight independent agencies, as well as the main Catholic Charities agency.  Annually, our services benefit more than 107,000 individuals in need.  The Quality Improvement Department is responsible for Federation-wide training, accreditation, outcomes, stakeholder satisfaction, HIPAA, and research/needs assessment.

 Below is a sample of projects needed.

 Immediate Needs:

Accreditation and Quality ManagementPrepare for the upcoming reaccreditation for Catholic Charities Federation.  Assist in maintaining compliance with accreditation standards and quality systems by compiling documentation, developing policies and procedures, developing organizational performance standards, auditing documentation, and working with agencies to implement standards.  The accreditation supports most of the programs ranging from pregnancy, child welfare, counseling, substance abuse, domestic violence, outreach, homeless services, services for older adults and many more.  This task involves extensive contact with all of our agencies, working within a cohesive team, and using organizational and emerging management skills to support a comprehensive accreditation system. This project involves high visibility and engagement with our member agencies.

TrainingAssist in implementation of Federation-wide training program.  Develop and implement evaluation tools to assess the effectiveness of training programs.  Compile results, provide aggregate summaries, and prepare reports.

Outcomes Development - Assist agencies to determine program outcomes which meet criteria for performance management system.

Ongoing Needs:

Special Projects - Assist other departments in the administrative area with program development, program monitoring, etc.

Capacity BuildingAssist with seeking capacity building grants for quality improvement.

Please contact Gayle Shank, Chief Quality Officer at or call 314-256-5916 or Padraic McGrath, Assistant Director of Quality Improvement at or call 314-256-5934 for more information.


Role Description: EdHub STL Intern/Fellow

The EdHub STL intern role supports work on special projects, research programming as well as collecting anecdotal stories and data to assess the tangible impact on the education community.  The culminating project will be the creation of an Impact Report, which includes who the EdHub STL  has helped, what collaborations resulted, diversity of participants , and other metrics to tell the story of how the EdHub and its programs are an integral part of the innovation ecosystem within the Cortex Innovation District. 

 Responsibilities and Opportunities: 

  • Attend Weekly Team and Action Planning Meetings
  • Participate in the execution and data collection involved with EdHub STL Virtual Events
  • Collect stories, anecdotes, quotes and images of impact for EdHub STL Programming
  • Final project includes a summary of the impact for staff to include in the yearly report
  • Support participants and session hosts as needed
  • Perform and execute managerial tasks and projects

Interested UM-St. Louis Public Policy Administration students should contact Internship Coordinator Terry Jones at .

Community Engagement & Social Media Intern
MU Extension in St. Louis County

MU Extension is an equal opportunity employer.


The Community Engagement & Social Media Intern for the University of Missouri Extension in St. Louis County works closely with the Urban County Director / County Engagement Specialist and other members of the Extension team to engage community members and stakeholders throughout the St. Louis County region. With a specific emphasis on working in diverse populations, the Intern will connect them with the services and events provided by MU Extension through outreach, education and effective media communications (impact stories). Additionally, the Intern will be responsible for outreach and education through engagement activities such as participation in community events, meetings with partners, Extension Council meetings and online networking. This will be an unpaid position.


  • Work with the Urban County Director / County Engagement Specialist in the development and implementation of a plan of work.
  • Professionally represent MU Extension.
  • Work with the MU Extension team to identify and develop opportunities to market and promote events, services, and promote opportunities provided in St. Louis County.
  • Respond to request and emails in a courteous and timely manner.
  • Maintain accurate documentation of engagement, outreach and marketing efforts.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned by the Urban County Director / County Engagement Specialist. SKILLS
  • Communications, Public Speaking, Computers/Technology, Writing/Editing, Conflict Resolution, Leadership


  • Must be able to apply education and experience to new situations.
  • Excellent writing and verbal communication skills.
  • Must be computer trained with knowledge of and experience with Microsoft Office, Word, and Excel.
  • Experience with Social Media platforms.
  • Evening and weekend work are occasionally required.
  • Must be energetic, creative, motivated, a self-starter, and able to function productively and effectively with a degree of autonomy.
  • Ability to communicate in a sensitive and effective way with people of all backgrounds.


Dwayne T. James, PE
Urban County Director / County Engagement Specialist
MU Extension - Urban East Region132 E. Monroe Ave.
St. Louis, MO 63122 314-400-7391

Note that this is an unpaid position. UMSL PPA students who want to use this or any internship position for college credit are reminded to contact PPA Internship Coordinator Terry Jones at before applying for this or any internship position. 

World Affairs Council of St. Louis

The Opportunity: Working with the World Affairs Council - St. Louis is a challenging opportunity for undergraduate/graduate students wishing to gain experience in international affairs and business. You will be working with highly experienced business and academic professionals in the region, researching and developing programs for global audiences sponsored by the U.S. Department of State. Exposure to senior executives from Boeing, Bayer, Emerson, and many other leading corporations in our region makes this a career-enhancing opportunity. 

This is an unpaid internship, but most universities recognize the internship for academic credit depending on your weekly hours.

What we do:

  • Work with the U.S. State Department to deliver socially impactful, custom programs through the international Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP). The IVLP brings professional visitors from other countries to the United States (and St. Louis) for cultural and professional exchanges.
  • Partner with Saint Louis University to present Academic World Quest, a competition for high-school age students to demonstrate knowledge of current world events.
  • Educate the community through Great Decisions, a free series of videos and discussion groups.
  • Honor the region's leaders through Gateway Globes and International Humanitarian of the Year awards.
  • Connect St. Louis to the world, via guest speakers, corporate tours, and special events.
  • Internships with the World Affairs Council - Current Needs (Summer/Fall 2020)
  • The Council is seeking 1-2 interns to assist with the IVLP. Internships will be on a virtual basis at this time.

General Requirements:

  • Internships are unpaid. Undergraduate and graduate students may intern for class credit relevant to the internship.
  • Minimum time commitment of 8 hours/week on a reasonably consistent schedule as mutually agreed upon.

Interested UMSL Public Policy Administration or Political Science students should contact Internship Coordinator Terry Jones at



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 BEFORE you apply for the position.