Jefferson City - Kansas City North resident Matt Pepper will join Representative Jason Grill, D-Parkville, at the State Capitol to serve as Rep. Grill’s intern for the Spring 2007 session. Pepper joins Rep. Grill after being accepted to participate in the University of Missouri’s Civic Leaders Internship Program (CLIP).
MU has offered the CLIP program since 1999 to provide students with the opportunity to intern for elected officials at the state capitol in Jefferson City. The internship will offer Pepper the chance to actively work with and observe the state government and legislative process. This program also enables students to develop and reflect upon topics including civic responsibility, public service, and leadership skills.
"I look forward to working with Matt, and I hope to provide an experience that will teach him not only about the workings of the political system but also open the doors of opportunity for Matt should he decide to pursue a career in government," said Rep. Grill.Pepper, a sophomore business major is the son of John & Diane Pepper, and a graduate of Park Hill High School. He is active in the Delta Upsilon fraternity and also several philanthropic events throughout the year at the University.