1. K-State home
  2. »Research and Extension
  3. »Jobs
  4. »2020 Hansen Internships

K-State Research and Extension

2020 Hansen Internships

Hansen LogoThe Dane G. Hansen Foundation and K-State Research and Extension internship gives college students the opportunity to link classroom learning with a pre-professional work experience.  Learn more about the Dane G Hansen Foundation and the Community Internship Initiative on their website.
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?

Applicants must:

  • 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:

  1. A cover letter, explaining why you are interested in the position and why you should be selected
  2. Your resume, highlighting work, education, and experience that would help you succeed in the internship
  3. 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 nsigle@ksu.edu with the subject line "Hansen Internship: [Location]."

The deadline to submit applications is January 31, 2020.

2020 Hansen Internship Opportunities:

 

4-H Youth Development Unmanned Aerial Systems Intern

Project Description: The focus of this project will be on the safety, flying, use, potential careers, and education of Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) or drones through a multi-hour hands-on UAS targeted training experience. The intern will educate targeted northwest Kansas youth between the ages of 9 -18 on the principles and potential uses in everyday life and flying of unmanned aerial vehicles (drones).

Location: Goodland, KS  

Majors: Students enrolled in agricultural engineering, aerospace, mechanical engineering, computer engineering, computer science and technology are encouraged to apply.

View Full Position Announcement (pdf)


Ad Astra Music Festival Summer Intern

Project Description:The Ad Astra Music Festival presents classical music concerts in the Russell area and is the only professional classical music institution in Northwest Kansas. The intern would be responsible for the development of media artifacts. Prior to concerts, the intern would develop media to be used for press releases, radio, television and social media. During the concerts, the intern would document the event through video and photos. After the event, video and photos would be edited, branded and distributed on social media platforms, print media, radio and television.

Location: Russell, KS

Majors: Students enrolled in communications, business marketing, technology or music are encouraged to apply.

View Full Position Announcement (pdf) 


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

View Full Position Announcement (pdf) 


Cheyenne County Local Foods Intern

Project Description: Working with local producers, the intern will assist with the production of produce and protein foods. With the knowledge gained, the intern will promote local foods to the schools, healthcare facilities, retail locations, and individuals. The promotion would include marketing, education, networking and relationship development. The intern would be utilized to assist with community youth gardening/healthy food education events throughout the summer.

Location: St. Francis, KS

Majors: Students enrolled in agriculture with specialty crop production emphasis, horticulture, environmental sciences or food science are encouraged to apply.

View Full Position Announcement (pdf) 


Cheyenne County Trauma Awareness Intern

Project Description: Cheyenne County and surrounding counties are working to become trauma aware in order to prevent or intervene in mental health issues. Cheyenne County Health Department, hospital, and clinic will be working with Wichita State University, Community Engagement Institute to bring trauma awareness to clinical practice and the community.

Location: St. Francis, KS

Majors: Students enrolled in social work, family and child relations, nursing, and public health are encouraged to apply

View Full Position Announcement (pdf)


Decatur County Farmer's Market Intern

Project Description: The intern will work with local, regional and state organizations which promote farmers’ markets and healthy eating to develop a marketing campaign and local food policies. The intern will also identify local growers and promote local foods to the schools, healthcare facilities, retail locations, and individuals. The promotion would include marketing, education, networking and relationship development.

Location: Oberlin, KS

Majors: Students enrolled in agriculture with specialty crop production emphasis, horticulture, environmental sciences or food science are encouraged to apply.

View Full Position Announcement (pdf)


Decatur GROWS Intern

Project Description: The Decatur GROWS Foundation was formed three years ago and is led by a volunteer board. With assistance from the board, the goal of the intern is to create awareness of the foundation and develop a marketing plan to increase the foundation’s fund raising efforts throughout the year.

Location: Oberlin, KS

Majors: Students enrolled in communication studies, marketing, business, technology or community planning are encouraged to apply.

View Full Position Announcement (pdf)


Ellsworth Area Chamber of Commerce Marketing Intern

Project Description: The Ellsworth Area Chamber of Commerce is in need of a marketing plan to promote local attractions and events in the Ellsworth County area. The development of a brochure, rack card and social media platform is needed. Exploration for the development of a local brand to unify the area is a goal.

Location: Ellsworth, KS

Majors: Students enrolled in graphic design, communications, business marketing, technology or community planning are encouraged to apply.

View Full Position Announcement (pdf)


Ellsworth County Economic Development Intern

Project Description: The intern will work on the interfaced website www.ellsworthcountyhasjobs to create and code a program which allows employers the ability to login and list their jobs and employees the ability to narrow the search and submit their resume/application.

Location: Ellsworth County, KS

Majors: Students enrolled in computer science, technology or mathematics are encouraged to apply.

View Full Position Announcement (pdf) 


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.

View Full Position Announcement (pdf) 


Hoxie Main Street Arts Council Intern

Project Description: The intern will assist with all aspects of promoting the multi-show, multi-town Main Street Summer Theater Festival. The intern will curate and update the website with show information and video clips. Design promotional posters, write press releases for local press and radio, assist with the sale and development of ads for press and the web and develop the festival print program. Other duties include the development of social media posts, attend rehearsals and performances to capture video and photography.

Location: Hoxie, KS

Majors: Students enrolled in graphic design, music, theater, or public relations are preferred.

View Full Position Announcement (pdf)


Jewel County Community Development Intern

Project Description: The project is twofold –first, to develop a marketing plan for the Jewell County Community Foundation. As a new foundation they are in need of pieces to educate the public on the benefits of a local foundation. Second, promotion for the Rural and Remote program in Jewell County. This would entail educating the public on remote work, locating possibilities for co-working spaces, and creating awareness of remote work opportunities.

Location: Jewell County, KS

Majors: Students enrolled ingraphic design, marketing, and community development are encouraged to apply

View Full Position Announcement (pdf)

 


Kansas Post Rock Limestone Coalition (KPRLC) Education Intern

Project Description: The intern will work with museum professionals at the Sternberg Museum to design and build a traveling exhibit that has both 2D & 3D aspects which educate the public about Kansas post rock limestone. The intern will also do data entry of post rock limestone sites into the Kansas Post Rock Limestone Coalition (KPRLC) data base and the Kansas State Historical Society statewide data base.

Location: Hays, KS

Majors: Students enrolled in history, geography, geology or education are encouraged to apply.

View Full Position Announcement (pdf) 


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.

View Full Position Announcement (pdf) 


Lovewell Institute for Creative Arts Marketing Intern

Project Description: In the summer of 2020 the Lovewell Institute for Creative Arts will be offering workshops in seven Northwest Kansas communities. During each of the 5-day workshops students exiting the 8th grade through graduating seniors will be creating a theater production and performing the production on the final day. The role of the intern will be to promote the workshop and the performance in each community, update social media, take photos and record video for each workshop and performance, as well as work with the Lovewell staff on other duties as assigned.

Location: Multiple communities in Northwest Kansas, including Hoxie, Phillipsburg, Russell, Goodland, Quinter, Concordia and Salina.

Majors: Students enrolled in theater, music or graphic design are encouraged to apply.

View Full Position Announcement (pdf) 


Mitchell County Marketing Intern

Project Description: The intern will work independently but cooperatively with the Mitchell County Convention & Tourism and the Beloit Area Chamber of Commerce to manage, enhance and market current events and activities within Mitchell County. The intern will also develop new projects/events for tourism and to celebrate the 150th anniversary of Mitchell County.

Location: Beloit, KS

Majors: Students enrolled in communication studies, marketing, graphic design, business, technology or community planning are encouraged to apply.

View Full Position Announcement (pdf) 


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.

View Full Position Announcement (pdf) 


Oberlin Sappa Park Intern

Project Description: In 2019 an intern created and started implementing a three phase usage plan for Sappa Park. Volunteers and youth are engaged but lack the knowledge of how to coordinate all the pieces. The intern would coordinate the implementation of the plan and if needed make adjustment to the plan to complete the restoration project.

Location: Oberlin, KS

Majors: Students enrolled in regional and community planning, public administration, recreation and economic development are encouraged to apply.

View Full Position Announcement (pdf)


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.

View Full Position Announcement (pdf)


Rawlins County Health Center Radiology Technologist Intern

Project Description: The Rawlins County Health Center intern will assist the Radiology Department by performing radiographic procedures and EKG’s to assist in the diagnosis of disease and injuries. These tests will be made available to a radiologist for review and analysis.

Location: Atwood, KS

Majors: Students enrolled in radiology technology.

View Full Position Announcement (pdf) 


Republic County Housing Community Intern

Project Description: In 2019 an architecture intern started the process of assessing the housing needs and issues in Republic County. The intern will continue the work and dive deeper into the housing market demand, promote existing housing stock and programs available to home buyers and collect information from community members on housing issues.

Location: Courtland, KS

Majors: Students enrolled in architecture, regional and community planning or economic development are encouraged to apply.

View Full Position Announcement (pdf) 


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.

View Full Position Announcement (pdf) 


 

 

 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.

Approximate Timeline
January 31, 2020Application deadline
February 01 - 28, 2020Interviews conducted
March 2020Offers made to selected applicants
March - May, 2020Visit to host communities
May 26, 2020Internship start date

Application Instructions

Applications will be accept  through Friday, January 31, 2020.
Interviews will be conducted through February of 2020.

For your application, please submit the following materials as a single PDF file:

  • Cover Letter
  • Resume
  • Transcript
  • Three (3) Professional References

If required for the position: add a PDF of your portfolio.

Submit this document as an attachment in an e-mail to Nadine Sigle (nsigle@ksu.edu) with the subject line "Hansen Internship: [Location]


If you have any questions about Hansen Internships or the 2020 application process, please contact Nadine Sigle at (785) 346-6256.