The Show-Me Institute Is Hiring

We’re looking for people who believe economic freedom and individual liberty are cornerstones of a prosperous society, and who see the free exchange of ideas as the best way to bring about positive change. If this sounds like you, please see the listing(s) below.

Show-Me Institute
Internships: Fall 2017

The Show-Me Institute is pleased to offer internship opportunities for Fall 2017.

  • Internships are open to current undergraduate and graduate students, as well as recent graduates.
  • Internships last approximately four months. The exact starting and ending dates are flexible, but we anticipate that each internship will run from September 11 until December 15.
  • Fall interns will work a part- or full-time schedule (9 a.m.-5 p.m.).
  • Interns will be involved in many aspects of the Institute’s operations. Interns will work closely with senior staff on a wide variety of projects. They can expect greater responsibility and personal attention than they would receive at larger organizations.
  • Interns will assist staff members with a variety of tasks. These may include researching public policy topics, organizing events, and writing and editing op-eds, newsletters, studies, and other documents. Some administrative and clerical tasks also will be required.
  • Policy internships as well as communications and development internships are available.
  • A Show-Me Institute internship is an excellent opportunity to improve your research and writing skills. Each intern will produce regular blog posts and an op-ed on a public policy topic of interest to him or her. Each intern will receive feedback and assistance from SMI staff members throughout the process.
  • Internships are available at the office in St. Louis or Kansas City.
  • Interns will be paid on an hourly basis.

Those wishing to be considered for an internship should submit the enclosed application and the requested supporting materials. The deadline for applications is August 18, 2017. However, we will begin conducting interviews as applications are received. Applicants can expect a decision in late August.

About the Show-Me Institute

Founded in 2005, the Show-Me Institute is a non-partisan, non-profit public policy research organization. The mission of the Institute is advancing liberty with responsibility by promoting market solutions for Missouri public policy. For more information:

Phone: (314) 454-0647

Email: intern@showmeinstitute.org
Web: www.showmeinstitute.org

 

Office Manager/Development Assistant

The Show-Me Institute seeks an Office Manager/Development Assistant to work in Kansas City. This is a part-time position paying $15 an hour.

The Office Manager/Development Assistant’s responsibilities include the following:

  • Maintain databases for donors and events to ensure requirements are met and generate reports as needed
  • Assist with tracking and fulfilling requirements for grants
  • Support fundraising activities, including but not limited to: making follow-up calls to donor and prospects, performing donor research, and assisting with donor events
  • Set up for all events: ensure checklist items are in order, prepare materials, and staff events
  • Assist with constituent contacts via phone call, e-mail and cultivation at events
  • Assist with various office management duties including answering the phone, handing inquiries and managing supplies
  • Undertake special projects as assigned
     

Qualifications for the Office Manager/Development Assistant:

  • Be passionate about and committed to the mission of the Show-Me Institute
  • Possess excellent organizational and communication skills
  • Be a team player with a positive attitude and strong interpersonal skills
  • A demonstrated history of personal pride and self-accountability
  • Bachelor’s degree
     

How to Apply:

To apply, please email a cover letter (including philosophical commitment to the mission of the Show-Me Institute) and resume to Scott Tanner at scott.tanner@showmeinstitute.org.  Applications may also be mailed to:

Scott Tanner
Show-Me Institute
5297 Washington Place
St. Louis, MO 63108

While we thank all applicants for their interest in these positions, we are only able to contact those to whom we can offer an interview. No phone calls, please.

About the Show-Me Institute

Founded in 2005, the Show-Me Institute is a non-partisan, non-profit public policy research organization. The mission of the Institute is advancing liberty with responsibility by promoting market solutions for Missouri public policy. For more information:

Phone: (314) 454-0647
Email: scott.tanner@showmeinstitute.org
Web: www.showmeinstitute.org
 


Outreach Coordinator

Show-Me Opportunity seeks an Outreach Coordinator to handle events, speaking engagements and various aspects of social media.

The Outreach Coordinator’s responsibilities will include:

  • Creating and managing a calendar of events that will promote the research of the Show-Me Institute and advance free market solutions for Missouri public policy issues.
  • Developing creative and interesting events with high quality speakers.
  • Scheduling and managing all aspects of the events, including but not limited to managing logistics, exercising budgetary discipline, promoting turnout, tracking event attendees, and preparing travel arrangements.
  • Researching site locations and assisting with hotel and vendor contract negotiations.
  • Identifying and securing speaking opportunities for Show-Me Institute staff to reach new audiences.
  • Researching local news sources to identify potential topics of interest.
  • Writing, editing and overseeing design for event invitations and programs.
  • Creating and distributing social media content for events.
  • Assisting with drafting, filming and editing videos, event recordings, etc.
     

Qualifications for the Outreach Coordinator role:

  • B.A.
  • 1-2 years of experience in event management a plus.
  • Agility with technology and ability to quickly learn and use new platforms.
  • Proficient in MS Office (Excel and Word).
  • Attention to detail and outstanding proofreading skills.
  • Excellent time management and organizational skills.
  • Able to work independently, take the initiative, and work under tight deadlines.
  • Excellent oral and written skills.
  • Commitment to the principles of a free society, including limited government, free enterprise, and personal responsibility
  • Must be willing to travel.
     

How to Apply:

To apply, please email a cover letter and resume to Mike Ferguson at mike.ferguson@showmeopportunity.org. Applications may also be mailed to:

Show-Me Opportunity

Attn: Scott Tanner
5297 Washington Pl.
St. Louis, MO 63108