Providing an internship opportunity is a great way to help today's youth get a real-world view and hands-on experience in a professional working environment. It's also a wonderful way for your business or organization to give back while also benefiting from the extra temporary assistance!
Internships can also offer a glimpse of everything our community has to offer and could help encourage them to consider remaining in the area after high school/college graduation or returning later in life. Fortunately, several intern programs exist through university's and non-profits of which youth from our area are eligible. Consider participating in a program today!
Through a generous grant from the Dane G. Hansen Foundation, 25 internships are available for the 2020-21 academic year (spring or summer). FHSU will partner with an employer in the Hansen Foundation’s 26-county service area to create a part-time internship experience for a student. The employer pays $500 toward the student’s wages, and the remaining funding is through the Hansen grant.
Both employers and students will be chosen through a competitive selection process.
High school and college students are matched with local businesses throughout northwest and north central Kansas for both work study opportunities during the school year and paid, summer internships.
Students gain professional skills and broaden their perspectives on career options. Local businesses benefit by networking with youth, bringing fresh ideas to the workplace, and “interviewing” students for potential future jobs – all of which contribute to youth retention to our small, rural communities.