The student staff of the Gephardt Institute for Civic and Community Engagement is one of the institute’s greatest assets. Working with a team of highly talented and civic-minded students increases our capacity for engagement of students, faculty, alumni, and partners to foster a robust university-wide civic culture and impact. The institute employs a range of student staff including undergraduate coordinators, graduate assistants, and master’s research fellows who fulfill essential roles and benefit from substantive professional and personal development. Students typically work ten hours per week during the academic year, and some positions require a higher time commitment during summer break, spring break, and during peak program times.
Each student intern receives:
- Paid internship experience for their contribution to the Gephardt Institute
- Orientation related to the Gephardt Institute’s mission and focus on civic and community engagement and training for their role
- Routine access to the coaching, mentorship, training, and support needed to reach their goals
- A clear scope of work and accountability to a supervisor and/or team with the resources to succeed
- Experience in a high functioning, collaborative, inclusive, and supportive professional environment
The institute is well-regarded for building an engaging and supportive staff community, with substantive opportunities for students to work in meaningful, impactful, and community-engaged work.
Current Internship Openings (Fall 2018)
The Gephardt Institute has nine paid internships open to interested students for fall 2018 to support implementation of our programs and initiatives. Each internship offers students a high quality work environment with significant responsibility in a fun working environment.
Open to undergraduate students only:
- Alumni Civic Engagement Coordinator
- Civic Engagement Fund Coordinator
- Deliberate Democracy Coordinator
- Each One Teach One: Hawthorn InvestiGirls Coordinator
- Voter Engagement Fellow (open to current seniors interested in a full-time position following graduation)
Open to both undergraduate and graduate students:
Open to graduate students only:
Applications are due Friday, March 30, by 5pm. To apply, please complete our staff application form and submit a resume and cover letter.
For more information, please email the Assistant Director for Student Engagement and Service, Cara Johnson, at CLJohnson@wustl.edu.
“It is more than just a job; it is the opportunity to be a part of an incredibly hard-working and supportive community where amazing things are accomplished each semester.”