The State Chamber of Oklahoma is a membership-based statewide business organization that has served as the leading voice for Oklahoma’s business community at the State Capitol since 1926. We offer a prestigious internship program that can help get your career off to a great start. Our interns work closely with our Government Affairs, Political Affairs, Membership, Communication and Events Departments to gain a variety of experiences in a professional setting, including:
Networking with industry professionals, business leaders and elected officials.
Attending meetings at the State Capitol, shadowing registered lobbyists and following the legislative process.
Communicating on a statewide level for both business and legislative audiences.
Assisting with our events from planning to execution.
Following professional sales, membership and marketing staff and interfacing with businesses across all sectors and regions of Oklahoma.
Working on policy and political campaign research, messaging and advocacy.
"The internship was a great opportunity to obtain hands-on experience in the areas of advocacy, policy, and business. I felt like I was able to contribute to the goals of the Chamber for session and be an active participant in advocacy efforts.
I really appreciated that the tasks assigned to me served a purpose at the Capitol and not just busy intern work. The Government Affairs staff was very inclusive and constantly sought new opportunities for the interns."Jesse Mahan
Former State Chamber Intern
The State Chamber internship program is based out of Oklahoma City and offers positions for the Spring 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.
All internship applicants must:
Be at least 18 years old with college credits equivalent to at least a junior or senior. Graduate students are also welcome to apply.
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 the ability to carry out tasks independently.
To learn more about our internship program, contact Emily Crouch or apply online now.
The State Chamber Research Foundation, a strategic partner of The State Chamber of Oklahoma, also offers paid research fellowships. Click here to learn about our paid Fellowship.