Internships

Connections – Hire KC’s Latinx Roundtable

We at Hire KC are so excited to announce that on Wednesday, February 6, we hosted the first roundtable discussion event in our ‘Connector Pop-Up’ series. The inaugural roundtable featured Latinx leaders and community members. And, we think all attendees would agree, it was a...

A Love of Theater Through Internships

Since Alex E., Mesner’s education director, was a young child, she had a passion for performing arts. “My father was the manager of a lumber yard, and when I was little I built a stage in my basement,” says Alex. “I never really stopped doing...

Internship Leads to Job in Mayor’s Office

A successful summer internship turned into a part-time job for Luan L. inside Kansas City, Missouri Office of the Mayor.  Luan, a student at Park University, was interested in learning about the racial issues facing Kansas City, and wanted to know how local government works...

Mayor James Hires High School Student for Internship

By Christopher P. My name is Christopher, and I am going to be a senior at Rockhurst High School this fall. I discovered Hire KC Kansas City internships through promotional emails that I received, and am very glad that I did. I am the communications intern at...

We Connected 297 Students to Internships in 2018!

Hire KC unleashed eager interns across a a variety of nonprofit organizations, municipal agencies and area businesses this summer.  All in all, the 2018 Hire KC initiative connected 297 young people to internships and work-based experiences. Kansas City area high school and college students found themselves...

KCPT intern

Working Together Drives Success at KCPT

Hello, friends! My name is Ju-Young Morimoto. I am a senior in high school (whoop whoop) at Lincoln College Preparatory Academy. I am a dual-enrollment student taking classes at Metropolitan Community College of Kansas City (MCCKC) Penn Valley through the program, Early College Academy. I...

Miranda Watson

Helping a City

by Miranda Watson I’m a passionate, reserved, unique, admirable, lover of KC Gates barbecue, music and movies. I like to act and perform and have been in a gospel choir, and an Ebony Theatre Play as one of the leading roles, Anjee in Not Without Laughter....

Mesner Puppet Theater intern

Designing Inclusive Art Experiences

by Anabeth Laaker Currently, I’m the education intern at Mesner Puppet Theatre. I assist the education director, Alex Espy, by teaching the summer camps, and working with pre-K to 6th grade (but camps are available for all ages!). In the fall, I’ll be starting at UMKC...

Creative Teamwork Spurs Originality

by Kyle Zell I am currently a high school student and I am looking forward to applying to art school in two years. My interests revolve around design, illustration, sewing, sculpting, and animation and I want to go into a career involving those. I discovered Hire...