Emerging Leaders Program

 Convention of States Internship

Why Intern With COS?


Lead the Fight for Our Nation's Soul

The people of the United States face an ever-expanding government exceeding the original bounds of the Constitution. Our nation crumbles under widespread tyranny, burdensome regulation, and a swelling national debt.
We need students who aspire to be statesmen and leaders in this struggle for self-governance. If you are a student or a recent graduate, step up, sign your name among the leaders of American patriots, and apply to be a part of the Emerging Leaders Program.

Grassroots Leadership Intern


  • Build relationships with grassroots individuals
  • Develop grassroots strategy for activism, recruiting, and training
  • Train and develop leaders through the servant leadership model
  • Provide leadership, guidance, and direction to a grassroots team
  • Dedicated patriot
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Proven leadership ability
  • Sale/marketing experience is a plus
Send Questions and Applications to internship@cosaction.com

Grassroots Information Systems Analyst Intern


  • Review and investigate information systems tracking for accuracy
  • Gather data and input into graphs and spreadsheets
  • Work to identify and track key performance indicators
  • Spreadsheet and data manipulation
  • Dedicated patriot
  • Proficiency with spreadsheets
  • Strong work ethic
Send Questions and Applications to internship@cosaction.com

Technology Management Intern


  • Assist COS IT leadership with all computer and system-related concerns from clients or other employees
  • Assist management in creating training materials pertaining to computer troubleshooting and usage
  • Organize and file documentation pertaining to warranties and instructional guides for computer hardware
  • Complete detailed reports listing requests for technical assistance, steps taken to resolve them, and the specific dates/individuals involved
  • Coordinate with State Information Analysts across the nation for messaging
  • Technical and analytical skills
  • Able to use organizational skills in hardware and software troubleshooting
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Excellent written and oral communication skiills
Send Questions and Applications to internship@cosaction.com

Media and Marketing Intern


  • Assist in making calls to the media (radio, print, and tv)
  • Assisting with reporting, marketing, and COS fundraising
  • Collaboration on digital strategies across all COS platforms
  • Organizing and creating spreadsheets
  • Data analysis and interpretation
  • Proficiency in using XL, Microsoft Word, and Google Drive
  • Able to use and design in Wix
  • Understanding of Salesforce (optional)
  • Optimal computer knowledge
  • Strong desire to analyze data
Send Questions and Applications to internship@cosaction.com.

Regional Director's Intern


  • Recruit, manage, and supervise volunteers
  • Organize and review grassroots information and statistics
  • Assist in event planning for regional events
  • Hlp build and empower teams of volunteers
  • Track multiple processes simultaneously
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office and Google Drive
  • Strong interpersonal and relationship building skills
  • Ability to work within and form teams
  • Comfort with learning new software
  • Self-motivated individual
Send Questions and Applications to internship@cosaction.com.

Earn Experience Working Directly with One of Our National Team Members


Holistic Development

You will undergo a discussion-based leadership course centered on Servant Leadership by Dave Kuhnert, among other readings. Led by the Intern Coordinator Andrew Woodruff and COS President Mark Meckler, you will learn how to integrate its teachings into your everyday life through weekly socratic webinars and conversations with national team members and high-profile supporters of our movement.

You will receive hands-on feedback and direction in order to improve your professional portfolio, including items such as your resume and cover letter. Part of your training will include a series of mock interviews from our national team members who have years of experience to equip you for a budding career.

Our program contains an all-expenses paid trip to our nation’s capital to dive into our history, enjoy one another’s company, meet influential leaders in politics, and participate in private classes on statesmanship, self-governance, rhetoric, and first principles. This educational opportunity will continue through the latter half of the internship with a series of case studies of numerous American statesmen. Ultimately, we hope to form a long-lasting relationship with you. While we pursue that friendship, we will endeavor to educate and serve you so you can go out and do the same for others.




Apply Today

2021-2022 Internship Dates: September 21, 2021 - May 14, 2022
Time: 10-20 hrs/week
Compensation: $10/hour+
Application Due Date: Applications are reviewed upon acceptance
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Meet the Intern Coordinator

Andrew Woodruff
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 Andrew Woodruff is a former COS Intern who engages in grassroots activism and educates young minds, building and equipping the next generation of servant leaders. At Convention of States, Andrew is the Intern Coordinator for the Emerging Leaders Program, and diligently works to further the cause of self-governance and civic duty. Andrew lives in Palm Desert, CA, and studies History at California State University San Bernardino.