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Administrative volunteers are needed during regular business hours. Volunteers will greet FOCUS visitors, staff the reception desk, answer the phones, work on mailings, and help with various projects to support FOCUS initiatives. Days and times can be flexible. If you are interested please contact Ginger Alt-Hildebrandt at  


A limited number of internship opportunities at FOCUS St. Louis are available throughout the year for both students and professionals. These non-paid internships can be completed for college credit, under sponsorship of a firm or organization, or simply for personal growth and experience. Internship schedules are generally flexible to meet individual needs.

FOCUS St. Louis is a nonprofit organization, which trains and develops citizen leaders, involves citizens in determining solutions to public policy issues, and facilitates collaborative action for the betterment of the entire St. Louis region.

Interns must be able to provide their own transportation. Our St. Louis Downtown office is one block from a MetroLink station.

To apply for internships, please email a letter of interest outlining your area(s) of interest, how many semesters you will be available, and what days and hours you are available, and a resume to
Ginger Hildebrandt at To learn more about FOCUS St. Louis, please further explore the Web site.

Internship requirements

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • Ability to meet deadlines

  • Professional attire

  • Basic computer literacy

  • Work from our downtown office and occasional off-site assignments

  • Approval of academic institution if seeking college credit

Internship areas include:

  • Youth Leadership St. Louis (YLSL) – assisting YLSL Director with Program Planning, providing support to program participants during workshops, communicating with program participants & advisors, developing curriculum & activities, attending workshops at St. Louis landmarks, and enjoying yourself!  Opportunities to exercise:  program design, curriculum development, evaluation design & implementation; facilitation of groups; process observation; communicating in professional networks; engaging teens; and exploring the unique aspects of the St. Louis region.  This opportunity is available for the summer and 2010-2011 school year.


  • Development/Events – researching funding sources, helping with donor history files, assisting with membership campaigns and individual giving initiatives, assisting with all aspects of major events, including vendors, volunteers, program, sponsors, and logistics.


  • Marketing/Communications – providing support for the marketing of programs by writing and designing communications pieces, assisting with media relations, compiling and updating FOCUS database information, and coordinating policy updates.

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