2020 Hansen Internships
Why should I apply to be a Hansen Intern?
The Dane G. Hansen Foundation and K-State Research and Extension internship provides college students the opportunity to link classroom learning with a pre-professional work experience. Besides the competitive pay you will receive for your work ($20/hour), you will gain the ability to put new things into practice, you will have a better understanding of your role and industry, and you will learn to communicate in new ways, building professional networks with people of all ages.
What are the qualifications to be a Hansen Intern?
- have completed at least six (6) university semesters at any college or university
- be self-motivated and able to work independently with minimal supervision
- possess strong communications skills (oral and written)
- meet any job-specific requirements, as listed on the individual position announcement.
Interns must live in the relevant northwestern Kansas community during the summer of 2020.
Employment is contingent on the results of a background check.
How do I apply to be a 2020 Hansen Intern?
The materials you will need to submit for consideration are:
- A cover letter, explaining why you are interested in the position and why you should be selected
- Your resume, highlighting work, education, and experience that would help you succeed in the internship
- A list of three (3) professional references and their contact information (Name, Title, Company/Organization, e-mail address, and phone number)
- The APPLICATION PROCEDURE section of the position announcement may also specify to include a copy of your portfolio. If a portfolio is requested, please combine it into one PDF file for submission.
Please assemble your cover letter, resume, and references list as one (1) document (.pdf).
Submit your application materials (including your portfolio if specified on the position announcement) as an attachment in an e-mail to Nadine Sigle at email@example.com with the subject line "Hansen Internship: [Location]."
The extended deadline to submit applications is February 20, 2020.
Remaining 2020 Hansen Internship Opportunities:
The deadline to submit applications for a 2020 Hansen Internship has been extended to Thursday, February 20, 2020 for the following opportunities!
Belleville Chamber of Commerce and Main Street Intern
Project Description: The intern will work in Belleville, KS to develop downtown revitalization plans.
Location: Belleville, KS
Majors: Students majoring in architecture, interior design or community planning are encourage to apply
Goodland Downtown Revitalization Intern
Project Description: The intern will develop a downtown master plan for the city of Goodland. The plan should be a holistic view of Goodland’s Main Street and downtown corridor, from zoning to streetscaping to business needs. The intern will spend significant time with data collections and gathering public input. Working with a landscape architect, downtown renderings will be created. If time allows, all phases of the master plan will be compiled. The intern will be credited for all work done as proof of his/her work accomplished.
Location: Goodland, KS
Majors: Students enrolled in regional and community planning, landscape architecture, public administration, and economic development are encouraged to apply.
Lincoln County Downtown Revitalization Intern
Project Description: Attractive and well-maintained storefronts and buildings are critical to the survival of small town businesses. Property owners often defer maintenance on their buildings due to not having enough time, money or knowledge to deal with the problems. To address these issues, an intern(s) will work with property owners to design and develop improvement plans for downtown storefronts and public buildings. Historic designations for both downtown Lincoln and downtown Sylvan Grove are in process so all plans will complement the unique and historic “post rock” limestone architecture present throughout the county.
Location: Lincoln, KS
Majors: Students enrolled in the College of Architecture, Planning & Design or Interior Design are encouraged to apply.
North Central Kansas Regional Planning Commission Local Foods Intern
Project Description: The North Central Kansas Food Council is an advocate for enhanced quality of life through sustainable access to local foods, economic opportunity and educational resources. The intern will be responsible for developing marketing materials and identifying local producers and growers.
Location: Beloit, KS
Majors: Students enrolled in Public Health, Marketing, Horticulture, Agriculture with specialty crop interest or Regional & Community Development are encouraged to apply.
Phillipsburg Walking/Biking Trail Community Intern
Project Description: The intern will define the best alternatives for developing a walking/biking trail throughout Phillipsburg utilizing established trail standards. The plan will define the optimum location, safety considerations, easement requirements, surface materials, costs and timeline estimates. If time permits, the intern will identify potential grants that would help cover the development costs.
Location: Phillipsburg, KS
Majors: Students enrolled in architecture, landscape design, regional and community planning and engineering are encouraged to apply.
Smith Center's Visitor and Memorial Park Intern
Project Description: The intern would design a visitors and memorial park on a piece of ground located next to HWY 36 and the new hospital. The memorial park would be dedicated to the areas veterans and the visitors center/kiosk would highlight the county’s history and historic sites. HWY 36 is well traveled and the park would provide a scenic and serene place for visitors and locals to stop.
Location: Smith Center, KS
Majors: Students enrolled in architecture, landscape design, regional and community planning or engineering are encouraged to apply.
If you have any questions about Hansen Internships or the 2020 application process, please contact Nadine Sigle at (785) 346-6256 or nsigle@ksu..edu.