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.

Policy Researcher
The Show-Me Institute (“SMI”) seeks a Policy Researcher to help in the research, execution, analysis, and evaluation of public policies promoted by SMI. The Policy Researcher will work in cooperation with a Policy Analyst or such other person as designated by the CEO.

The Policy Researcher’s responsibilities will include:
•    Researching issues, as assigned, and creating timely policy content—such as policy briefs, legislative analysis, commentaries, blog posts, and quantitative analysis for publication
•    Collecting, analyzing, and interpreting Missouri data
•    Fact checking and critiquing the research of other organizations and government agencies
•    Tracking and reviewing legislative proposals
•    Assisting with and making presentations
•    Participating in media interviews
•    Such other tasks as may be assigned

Qualifications for the Policy Researcher role:
•    Bachelor of Arts degree in economics, public policy, or related field
•    Excellent writing ability
•    Strong analytical, research, and oral-communications skills
•    Ability to work well under deadline pressures
•    Excellent attention to detail
•    Ability to handle multiple tasks and projects simultaneously
•    Commitment to the principles of a free society, including limited government, free enterprise, and personal responsibility

Preferred qualifications for the Policy Researcher role:
•    Editing or reporting experience
•    An understanding of public finance and public policy issues in Missouri

How to Apply:
To apply, please email a cover letter (including salary requirements and a personal statement of your beliefs concerning economic freedom and individual liberty), resume, and writing sample to Scott Tanner at Applications may also be mailed to:
Scott Tanner
Show-Me Institute
5297 Washington Pl.
St. Louis, MO 63108


Policy Intern

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

  • Internships are open to current undergraduate and graduate students, as well as recent graduates.
  • Internships last approximately four to five months. The exact starting and ending dates are flexible, but we anticipate that each internship will run from June 5 until August 11.
  • Summer interns will work a part- or full-time schedule (9 a.m. to 5 p.m.).
  • Interns will be involved in many aspects of the Institute’s operations and 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 range of tasks that may include researching public policy topics, organizing events, and writing and editing op-eds, newsletters, studies, and other documents. Some administrative and clerical work 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.

How to Apply:

Those wishing to be considered for an internship should submit an application and the requested supporting materials. The deadline for applications is Friday, April 21, 2017. However, we will begin conducting interviews as applications are received. Applicants can expect a decision in late May.


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