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Convention of States: Emerging Leaders Program

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Are You Ready to Save the Nation?

The people of the United States face an ever-expanding government with authority and jurisdiction far beyond what the Constitution intended. Due to heinous regulations and a swelling national debt, self-governance in America is crumbling.

We need students who want to make a true difference. We want young, trailblazing leaders who want to take back our country and our liberty. If you are a student or a recent graduate, step up and join the fight by applying for the Emerging Leaders Program!


Earn Experience Shadowing and Working with Members of Our National Team

The interns of the Emerging Leaders Program are tasked with responsibilities that make an impact on the organization. This is not some coffee-runner, pencil-pushing internship. You will be working in conjunction with the COS National Team, contributing to projects at several different levels in order to bring our mission to completion.

This internship will strengthen your ability to strategize, research, manage projects, and communicate while you learn about leadership, history, politics, and grassroots activism. Furthermore, this internship is remote! You can work from anywhere: your school, a coffee shop, or the comfort of your own home.

Available Internships

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Develop as an Individual, Leader, and Professional

COS invests time and resources into your personal and professional development. During your internship, you will undergo a discussion-based leadership course centered on Servant Leadership by Dave Kuhnert among other readings. Led by the Intern Coordinators Weston Boardman and Jack McPherson, you will learn how to integrate its teachings into your everyday life through weekly video discussions featuring our President, Mark Meckler. Part of the curriculum also includes discussions and advice from individuals such as Senator Tom Coburn and Tim Dunn. 

Throughout the course of the internship, our team assists in the development of your professional portfolio: resume, cover letter, interviewing skills, etc., in order to give you the tools to thrive in the professional world. All interns are also invited to attend at least one all-expenses paid trip! The trip will have both professional and political elements to them, giving interns networking and learning opportunities in the liberty movement.

Learn the True Meaning of Self-Governance and Duty

COS interns leave with an increased ability to articulate the ties between liberty, self-governance, and leadership.

Our Mission for the COS Emerging Leaders Internship Program:

That you will be able to look back 30 years from now, when you are a leader in the private sector, government, or the military, and say that this internship was the most influential experience in your success and development because you learned what it means to be a self-governing individual, duty-bound to serve others.

2019-2020 Internship Dates: September 16, 2019 – May 8, 2020
Time: 10-20 hrs/wk
Compensation: $10/hr+

We are always accepting applications. The 2020-2021 Internship Application will officially launch in the Spring of 2020.


To apply, email the following materials as PDFs to

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter
  • Recommendation Letter from a Non-Family Member (please email us if this is unavailable at this time)
  • Unofficial Transcript
  • A Document that Answers the Following: 
    1. Tell us your preference of the available internships in numerical order from and where you heard about the COS Emerging Leaders Program.
    2. What are the top 3 books, movies, or speeches that have influenced you politically with a 3-5 sentence explanation of the impact of each on you?
    3. What is 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?
    4. Give a 3-5 sentence explanation of why the Convention of States project is important to you.

Direct all questions to

We look forward to seeing if you have what it takes to be part of our team and save our country.

Click here to get involved!

Physicians for COS

The diagnosis is clear.

We have a growing cancer today known as the Obamacare. As a result physicians are no longer free to practice medicine.

No profession feels the full force of the federal government more than physicians. The medical profession is the most highly regulated profession in the United States. The practice of medicine is controlled, taxed, and regulated to the point of being destroyed by the heavy hand of the federal government.

Physicians are told how to bill, how much to charge, and how to treat patients. They are mandated to use expensive electronic medical records. The federally enacted HIPPA (Health Information Privacy and Portability Act) makes the communication between physicians and atients burdensome, inefficient,and expensive. Every physician is required by federal mandate to register with the government to obtain an NPI (national provider identifier.) We are required by federal law to obtain and pay for a license to prescribe medication through the DEA, which is separate from our state licensure.

This heavy hand of government not only oversees the largest federal health bureaucracy ever created, but by extension reaches into every state, every city, and every small town to regulate how every licensed physician practices the art of medicine and how citizens obtain care.

The treatment is also clear.

The prescription for a cure was written into our constitution by our founders. Article V of our constitution allows for the states to call for a convention of states to limit the power and jurisdiction of the federal government through the proposal of constitutional amendments. Physicians should be the strongest supporters of this brilliantly-crafted states’ rights tool placed into our constitution by our founders.

I urge my fellow American physicians to join with me in supporting an Article V Convention of States to take back control of the practice of medicine. It’s the only way that we can return the practice of medicine back to the intimate relationship between a doctor and patient without interference by the heavy hand of a distant, national government.

Jeffrey I. Barke, M.D. Family Physician Newport Beach, CA
Convention of states action

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