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