State of Kansas Internship Program
Frequently Asked Questions
Internships are individualized by the office and the project needs. The position description will describe what the timeline will hold. Most state offices are on the traditional schedule of Summer/Fall/Winter/Spring and some will offer year-round opportunities. Depending upon the position, it may be full time or part time and does not exceed 999 hours per year.
We encourage paid opportunities; however, some may offer college credit for a class in exchange for the professional development opportunities. Each position description should identify the compensation plan.
As a temporary position, interns are eligible for the discounts through the STAR Program (State Thanks and Recognition) We encourage you to consider a career in state government and most full-time positions are benefit eligible.
No. We have offices across the state that may offer internship opportunities. Please check back frequently.
Anything is possible in state government. The arrangement may be addressed in the position description or upon visiting with the state office you are considering.
The Department of Administration’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Initiative is focused on promoting a workplace environment where diversity is valued and inclusion is evident throughout all aspects of employment – including through policy and practices. Please visit our DEI website DEI Website.
Please refer to each internship opportunity for a minimum age requirement. We welcome high school students for some opportunities. More information on age requirements can be found at Kansas Department of Labor | Child Labor Laws.
Applications are submitted through the State of Kansas internship portal. We have linked the available opportunities here.
Please review the posting for the specific due date. We suggest Summer applications to be due in early March for a start date of late May or early June. Each internship opportunity is unique, please review the description carefully.
The point of contact for each opportunity is listed on the posting.
No. We welcome anyone who meets the intern position description to apply.
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