Kansas Department of Administration

State of Kansas Internship Program

Frequently Asked Questions

How long are the internships?

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.

Are the internships paid?

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.

Am I eligible for the state benefits?

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.

Are all of the internships in Topeka?

No. We have offices across the state that may offer internship opportunities. Please check back frequently.

Are hybrid remote internships a possibility?

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.

What is your statement on diversity & inclusion?

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.

Is there a minimum age requirement?

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.

How do I submit my application?

Applications are submitted through the State of Kansas internship portal. We have linked the available opportunities here.

When is my application due?

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.

Whom should I contact with questions?

The point of contact for each opportunity is listed on the posting.

Do I have to be a Kansas resident?

No. We welcome anyone who meets the intern position description to apply.

For additional questions, contact:
Internships@ks.gov

 

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