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 offer an internship to KU students. The IRC, a 60-year-old nonprofit organization, leads conversations around foreign affairs, global issues, and international relations and their connection to the local community. They work in partnership with businesses, universities, community organizations, and K-12 schools to bring a global perspective to Kansas City. Students may intern in one of the following areas: communications, community, events, global education, marketing, membership, programs and social media/web. Learn more about IRC at irckc.org. Visit the internships page for details on specific positions. This is an unpaid internship but the student may receive academic credit by enrolling in GIST 495: Global Internship. Requirements: Student must be a junior/senior at KU, enrolled in maximum of 12 credits. The internship will take place in downtown Kansas City, MO for 10-15 hours per week during the fall, winter, and summer semesters. When you apply, please be sure to make clear the internship(s) and semester(s) for which you would like to be considered. You may apply for up to two different positions with the same application; please be sure to follow instructions for each position. ​If you have questions about the internship, write to mhughes@irckc.org. If you have difficulties submitting application materials please contact jduhamel@ku.edu.
Website: irckc.org

Now accepting applications for Spring 2018. Deadline: October 27, 2017. Click here to apply online.

Internship with People to People International in KC, 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. For more information about PTPI, see www.ptpi.org. Interns will communicate with chapters around the world, collect and track data on projects, and edit reports and stories. The intern will also be assisting in the 2018 Joyce C. Hall College Scholarship selection process, School and Classroom Program, as well as help organize the 2018 Global Youth Forum here in Kansas City. Requirement: be a KU undergraduate student in good standing, enrolled in no more than 15 credits. Preferences: junior/senior status, study abroad experience. The internship will occur in downtown Kansas City, MO for 15 hours per week during the fall, winter, and summer semesters. If you have questions about the internship, write to angelamurphy@ptpi.org. If you have difficulties submitting application materials please contact jduhamel@ku.edu.

Now accepting applications for Spring 2018. Deadline: October 27, 2017. Click here to apply online.


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