Internships

Consider partnering with the College to recruit applicants for your internship opportunities. In an environment where team players with multiple perspectives are typically successful, liberal arts and sciences students have unique skills.  Not only do they have strong communication skills, they are creative, critical thinkers. They are adaptable, flexible, and trained in multiple disciplines and perspectives.

Major variety

With 62% of all KU students enrolled in the College, we have an abundance of the best and the brightest future employees. There are endless possibilities for finding students whose areas of study would be a great fit with your business.

Of our 55 departments and centers, those typically placing students in internships are Communication studies (with 658 majors)  Economics (465), Environmental Studies (221), History (522), Political Science (469), Public Administration (211), Psychology (1,200), Sociology (263) and there are many other departments to choose from. For example, our English department has 650 majors learning the art form of written communication and our Visual Art department has 260 majors investigating creative approaches for investigating the challenges that face our world.

A win-win

Internship opportunities benefit both students and employers. In the College, we think that for students to be successful in their careers, it is best for them to get practical and applied experiences out in the real world. Experience working with your business adds an invaluable element to a student’s education.

For businesses, internships are an excellent trial period for a new employee. Our students are also highly motivated and can help your business complete projects faster. An internship is also an excellent method for recruiting some of the very best people at an early stage.

How to get involved

Our goal is to help connect your internship opportunities to our departments—to act as a ‘broker’ if you will. The College’s Director of Advancement, Patrick Woods, will work with your business to make these connections.

Contact: Jessica Beeson
Director of Alumni and Community Engagement
eliasb@ku.edu
785-864-1767

Contact

Jessica Beeson
Director of Alumni & Community Engagement
eliasb@ku.edu
785-864-1767

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