You will have real responsibilities and will be tasked with solving problems at the Regional, State, and National levels of our organization in order to bring our mission to completion. Additionally, COS will invest its time and resources into your personal and professional development.
This internship will strengthen your ability to strategize, research, manage projects, and communicate while educating you about history, politics, and grassroots activism. Moreover, you can work for Convention of States anywhere: your school, a coffee shop, or the comfort of your own home.
These are a few examples of what our previous interns had to say about their experience:
"Convention of States focuses more on how they can develop you into a strong leader, instead of what work you can do for them…The life lessons they taught me will make me a better person and made me better equipped to lead others in every capacity." -Chase Ray, Jacksonville State University ’19
“The Convention of States internship offers an experience that is transformative, both personally and professionally. As an intern, you will work alongside the organization’s stellar national team, performing meaningful tasks that hone your skills while promoting the cause of liberty. Most importantly, you will grow to embrace the mantle of servant leadership.” -Carl Miller, Hillsdale College ’21
“I remember, in class, observing, in my textbook, how the federal government’s acquisition of power always grew—but not always in proportion to its effectiveness. I came to view the Founding Era as the greatest generation—a time when politicians fought for the principles of self-governance that they believed in—yet, that type of generation could never be repeated again. In that respect, I was wrong. Though the Founders are gone, I now understand that millions of COS supporters carry that same fighting spirit. We are the next great generation of patriots. With your help, we can have a convention of states and reclaim our statehood liberties." -Parker Hollingshead, Corban University ’21
“Through this internship you can reach your true potential and get a better understanding of state politics. If you are young, conservative, interested in politics, and want to become a better leader, this internship is a no-brainer! Best decision I ever made was to become a part of COS!” -James Nelson, Northwestern Nazarene University ’22
We take intelligent students and make them into prudent statesmen. We endeavor to turn you into a servant leader, not only in your day-to-day life, but in the future political challenges our country faces. Building the citizenry means investing in you.
- Currently a U.S. citizen
- Attending an accredited college or university or are a senior in high school in the United States
- Proven commitment to the principles of freedom and self-governance
- Strong personal skills (communication, compassion, patience, kindness, etc.)
- Strong academics and writing abilities
- The ability to learn new web tools and programs
- Leadership skills - responsible, able to inspire, educate, and empower others to action
- The ability to work 3-4 months for 10-15 hours/week
The Internship: 2019 Spring Semester
- Develop leadership skills in the legislative, grassroots, marketing, communication, media and/or legal realms of COS Action
- Work with volunteers and leaders within the Convention of States organization
- Assist in directing the future of the United States of America
- Compensation for hours worked
- Learn to survive and thrive in the political arena
- Learn the inner workings of a grassroots movement
- Dive into the legislative process
- Meet with the leadership and President of the organization
Tasks & Projects
- Writing a legislative strategy for a state
- Organizing a grassroots team
- Recruiting volunteers and grassroots organizers
- Assist in filling leadership positions within states
- Take part in grassroots and legislative research
- Assist state leaders overcome various roadblocks
- Assist with organizing, uploading, editing, and creating online media
Please include a resume and cover letter that highlights your accomplishments and experience in any of the following areas:
- Communication/people skills
- Patriotism/Political/Non-profit experience
Please include a document that includes the following:
- Your top 3 books, movies, or speeches that have influenced you politically with a 3-5 sentence explanation of the impact of each on you
- Your personal mission statement—a maximum 3 sentence statement that describes your core values, what makes you get up in the morning, why you act in a certain way, what is important to you, etc.
- A 3-5 sentence explanation of why the Convention of States project is important to you
- An unofficial transcript from your college, university, or high school
- At least one recommendation letter from a non-family member (professor, employer, etc.)
Applications are always welcome!
The final deadline for applications is January 18, 2019. Applications will be reviewed and applicants will be notified shortly after to schedule followup interviews.
The COS Spring Internship will begin at the end of January 2019. Send all questions to the Intern Coordinator, Weston Boardman, at firstname.lastname@example.org and the Assistant Intern Coordinator, Jack McPherson, at email@example.com.