2016-2017 Internship Opportunities

*Please note that the following opportunities are not affiliated with The University of Oklahoma, its colleges or departments.*

State Chamber of Oklahoma Spring Internship Program

The State Chamber internship program is based out of Oklahoma City and offers positions for the Spring, Summer and Fall terms. College credit is available, subject to school or university requirements, and we offer a small stipend to cover travel and other related expenses.We are currently looking for qualified individuals to fill internship positions for Spring 2017.

The deadline to apply for a Spring 2017 internship is January 5, 2017.

All internship applicants must:

  • Be at least 18 years old. Applicants 21 years and older with college credits equivalent to at least a junior or senior are preferred. Graduate students are also welcome to apply.
  • Be available for the internship program a minimum of 15 hours per week. Hours can be flexible for full or part time students.
  • Have a working knowledge of Microsoft Office suite programs.
  • Possess excellent organizational, leadership and communication skills with have the ability to carry out tasks independently.

To apply, click here to submit your online application. In addition, please email your resumé and any other supplemental materials to Toni Schwarz.

Missed the deadline? Check back soon to find out when we will start accepting applications for Summer 2017. Or, email Toni Schwarz to be put on a list and we’ll send you a notification when that future application window opens.

Spring 2017 Internship: Office of Governor Mary Fallin

Position Location: State Capitol - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

The Office of Governor Mary Fallin is currently seeking part-time interns for the upcoming spring semester. The chosen candidates will have a number of duties, including assisting office staff with research, special events, attending committee and board meetings, database management, scheduling and correspondence. Applicants should be interested in government and working with Oklahoma’s top public policy officials.

Position Period: Spring 2017 (January through May)
Hours: Candidates should be available a minimum of 15 hours per week within the window of Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.


  • College Junior or Senior studying political science, history, pre-law, economics, communications, or any other applicable field
  • Interest in public service, government and/or advocacy
  • Professional demeanor/positive attitude
  • Verbal and written communication skills
  • Phone experience/customer relations
  • Time-management
  • Research skills
  • Microsoft Office experience, specifically Word and Excel

Compensation: Non-paid; available for course credit.

Contact: Interested applicants may email a résumé and cover letter directly to katie.altshuler@gov.ok.gov. Please be sure to include “Internship Program: Spring 2017” in the subject line of the email.

HR Intern for Oklahoma Department of Health *Deadline Approaching*

The Human Resources intern will directly assist the Human Resources Manager with a wide range of projects related to recruiting, onboarding/orientation, employee benefits, and training.

The internship is designed to be both educational and practical. In this position, the intern will learn how to take skills he or she may have acquired in school related to his or her particular areas of interest, and apply them in a professional setting. He or she will gain a better understanding of the role that Human Resources can play in a public setting, and be better prepared to work in the arena of Human Resources and the public sector. The candidate will also have opportunities to network with the programs and finance staff.

Who we are: The Oklahoma State Department of Health is the public health authority responsible for protecting and promoting the health of the citizens of Oklahoma by preventing disease and injury and assuring the conditions by which Oklahomans can be healthy. To learn more: Visit

Reports to: Human Resources Manager
Location: Oklahoma City, OK

The Human Resources intern will learn the practical application of:

- Steps in the recruiting and hiring process, including: job evaluations, writing job descriptions, posting job openings, screening, interviewing, job offers, preparing new hire paperwork, and onboarding.

- The importance of employment law and compliance, especially regarding employment eligibility, confidentiality, proper maintenance of employee files, and forms management.

- Training employees to perform their current jobs more effectively.

- The interrelationship between HR and Finance in the areas of new employee paperwork, payroll issues related to onboarding and termination, use of a Human Resources Information System, and report generation.

- Employee benefits management issues related to plan renewal and open enrollment, benefits enrollment and termination, troubleshooting employee benefits issues, and the customer service aspect of benefits oversight.

Current enrollment in an undergraduate degree program with an interest and aptitude to work in Human Resources, or public/non-profit management/administrative fields;

Completion of 90 semester hours of undergraduate level coursework, and a cumulative grade point average of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale in all undergraduate level coursework;

Proficient in Microsoft Office and internet applications, detail oriented and well organized with excellent verbal and written communication skills. Ability to prioritize tasks and handle numerous assignments simultaneously;

Work Hours: Flexible, Monday – Friday 8:00am – 5:00pm (minimum 20 hours per week)

Compensation: $12.04/per hour + benefits if applicable (health, retirement, leave)

  Apply Here

The Journal Record Legislative Report

A premier legislative tracking and reporting company in Oklahoma politics, JRLR is currently seeking interns for the spring 2017 semester and legislative session. This is a valuable opportunity for students interested in politics, public policy or journalism. Students would assist the Journal Record with tracking bills, covering committee meetings, and observing the House and Senate floors in the spring. Past interns have received job offers at the Journal Record but also have gone on to work on campaigns in the Oklahoma legislature, lobbyist firms, and Washington D.C. This is a paid position and JRLR is more than willing to work with student’s schedules.

Brett Sebastian
Legislative Manager & Internship Coordinator
405-278-2827 |