Internships are a vital part of a student’s career and college pathway, in both high school and college. Whether paid or unpaid, an internship is an excellent way to strengthen skills and determine interest in a particular career field. Duration and overall time-commitment vary by internship, but many times these opportunities are offered during summer or winter breaks, after school hours in the high-school academic year, or a few days a week during the college academic year.

We regularly update our list of internships for both high-school students and college students, but you should not rely solely on this site. Students attending the Kansas City, Kansas Public Schools should consult their high school’s College & Career Coordinator about local internship programs. College students should check with their college/university career services and/or academic unit for a listing of available internships.

Congressional Hispanic Census Institute Congressional Internships

Description: The Congressional Internship Program provides Latino college students with a paid work placement in a congressional office or federal agency for a period of 12 weeks (Spring/Fall) or eight weeks (Summer). This unmatched experience allows students to learn firsthand about our nation's legislative process.

Date(s) of Commitment:
  • Spring: February–April
  • Summer: June–August
  • Fall: August–November
Kansas City Zoo Internships

Description: The Kansas City Zoo is a wonderful place for teens to experience animals and connect with nature and their community in meaningful ways. The zoo offers two age-appropriate, yearlong volunteer programs designed to be fun and educational while empowering teens to take greater roles in their community. This is a tremendous opportunity for teens who are considering a course of study in an

Date(s) of Commitment: One year (Varies)
Keith Sherin Global Leaders’ Semester in Washington D.C.

Description: The Keith Sherin Global Leaders’ Semester in Washington, offered by the Council for Opportunity in Education (COE), and hosted by Marquette University's Les Aspin Center for Government. The program is available to TRIO students who will be eligible to spend a semester working in a congressional office and learning about the political process.

Date(s) of Commitment: August 24 - December 13, 2014
Macy's Internships

Description: Macy’s offers college students eight- to 10-week internships in buying, planning, store management, product development, design and its website ( Apply online or visit website for campus recruiting schedule.

Date(s) of Commitment: June–August
Suffolk University Prelaw Undergraduate Scholars (PLUS) Program

Description: Suffolk University Law School is proud to offer the Law School Admission Council’s PLUS Program, an intensive four-week summer opportunity for undergraduate students to learn more about the practice of law and what it takes to become a successful law student.

Date(s) of Commitment:  June 1, 2014 – June 28, 2014
Summer Scholars Program at UMKC

Description: The Summer Scholars Program is a four-week, non-residential educational/preparatory experience that introduces selected high-school juniors and seniors to a myriad of opportunities in the healthcare field.

Date(s) of Commitment: June and July
Undergraduate Research Experience at Virginia Tech

Description: This internship is a 10-week, undergraduate training opportunity focused on bridging the gap between phsyics, computer science, and K-12 education. During the summer program two undergraduate stuents will work together to produce various online content that will be used in primary schools and online.

Date(s) of Commitment: May 28 - August 1, 2014
USAJOBS Federal Pathways Internships

Description: The USAJOBS Pathways Programs offer a variety of opportunities to explore employment options in federal service. The internship program is designed to provide students enrolled in a wide variety of educational institutions, from high school to graduate level, with opportunities to work in agencies and explore federal careers while still in school and while earning money for the work performed.

Date(s) of Commitment: Agencies may hire Interns on a temporary basis for up to one year for an initial period, or for an indefinite period, to complete the educational requirement.