Legislative Internship Program

ASUM has organized a highly successful annual state internship program in Jefferson City, Missouri for over 30 years. Approximately 10 undergraduate students are selected per year, with an attempt to include students from each of the four University of Missouri campuses.

Intern applications are released every year in August and are generally due in mid-September. Interns go through a selection and training process in fall semester and begin their work on the first day of session for the Missouri Legislature in January.

For questions concerning the ASUM & the internship program, please contact us. 

Legislative Director | Rachel Jag


Rachel Jag is a junior Political Science and Communication dual major with a minor in Business at the University of Missouri – Columbia. Rachel is from St. Louis, Missouri where she has lived her whole life. She graduated from Cor Jesu Academy in 2010, and looks forward to applying to law school in this upcoming fall. While being a Mizzou student, she has gotten involved around the University in many ways, such as being a member and Vice President of Administration of the Delta Delta Delta fraternity, President of the Pi Sigma Alpha political science honors fraternity, a Director of Mizzou for Movember, and Secretary of Phi Alpha Delta pre-law fraternity. Outside of school, she enjoys working as a tour guide and guest service specialist for Anheuser-Busch InBev.

Assistant Legislative Director | Kaitlin Steen


Kaitlin Steen is a junior Political Science major with minors in Journalism and Leadership and Public Service at the University of Missouri-Columbia. Kaitlin was raised in Independence, Missouri, where her parents still reside, and moved to Columbia when she started her first year of college at the University of Missouri.  Kaitlin has enjoyed getting involved on the Mizzou campus and connecting with fellow students.  She currently serves as the Vice President of Public Relations for Political Science Club and Pi Sigma Alpha, the political science honors fraternity.  Last semester Kaitlin worked as an intern for Columbia City Councilwoman Barbara Hoppe.  Kaitlin plans to study abroad in the Netherlands and Belgium this summer to study the history, development, and practices of democracy in the European Union.

2014 Legislative Internship Program Applications

Due September 30th by 5:00 pm.

Mizzou Application

S&T Application

UMKC Application

UMSL Application

2013-2014 Communications Intern Application