Local Internships

International Relations Council in Kansas City, MO
Unpaid. Earn academic credit at KU by enrolling in GIST 495: Global Internship.

KU’s Global & International Studies Program and the International Relations Council (IRC) have partnered to develop an internship. The IRC brings world leaders and dignitaries to the Kansas City metro area, hosts forums for high school students to learn from foreign policy experts, and creates opportunities for area business leaders to strengthen relationships abroad. The intern will conduct research, assist with event planning, network with IRC partners, market events, collect data, evaluate programs, and write reports and blog articles. Requirements: must be a KU undergraduate student in good standing, enrolled in no more than 15 credits. Preferences: junior/senior status, 3.5 GPA or higher, advanced 2nd language skills or study abroad experience, evidence of international engagement on campus, enrolled in maximum of 12 credits. The internship will occur in downtown Kansas City, MO for 10 hours/week during semester & year. Application includes a letter of interest, resume and contact information (name, email, and phone number) for 3 references.
Website: irckc.org
Apply: May (fall semester) & December (spring semester)

 

People to People International in Kansas City, MO
Unpaid. Earn academic credit at KU by enrolling in GIST 495: Global Internship.

KU’s Global & International Studies Program and People to People International (PTPI) have partnered to develop an internship. PTPI creates lasting cross-cultural connections between citizens around the world to help them explore global issues and enrich their communities. PTPI’s network of chapters and members spans across 160 countries. Interns will communicate with chapters around the world, collect and track data on projects, and edit reports and stories. Although this internship is unpaid, students will receive academic credit by enrolling in GIST 495: Global Internship. Requirement: KU undergraduate student in good standing. Preferences: junior/senior status, advanced 2nd language skills (especially Korean or Japanese), study abroad experience. The internship will occur in downtown Kansas City, MO for 10 hours/week during semester & year. Application includes a letter of interest, resume and contact information (name, email, and phone number) for 3 references.
Website: ptpi.org
Apply: May (for fall semester) & December (for spring semester)


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