If you want to pump up your resume for a post-college career, there's no better way than through internships. K-State students have interned everywhere from IBM to Entertainment Weekly.
Internships are a perfect way to try out a career, witness professionals in action, and see how you measure up to the demands of the working world.
Studying nutrition or medicine? You could work for a summer as a nutrition assistant on food stamps programs around Kansas. Is engineering your thing? You might intern with the firm that constructed an expansion at Caesar’s Palace Casino in Las Vegas. Looking for an outdoor adventure? Get an internship mapping the topography of coral reefs or working with a wind energy firm.
No matter what major you choose, you can find internships that appeal to your career interests, whether it's making a secret new cookie for Nabisco, investigating archaeological finds at historic sites around the country, or running PR events for the VIP fan club at Kansas City Chiefs games.
Have you always wanted to intern for the police department in your town? Are you curious about international internships? Would you like to spend a summer with a professional sports team? K-State students do lots of interesting internships.
See where other K-Staters have interned recently:
U.S. Agency for International Development
National Institute of Standards and Technology
U.S. Department of State, diplomatic security in Korea
U.S. Forest Service
Wichita police department
U.S. National Park Service
District attorneys’ offices
U.S. Air Force
U.S. House of Representatives
The White House
Environmental Working Group
Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation for entrepreneurship and education
Chautauqua Institution arts series festival
American Veterinary Medical Association, event planning
Institute for Civil Discourse and Democracy
American Diabetes Association
The Witherspoon Institute think tank
Children's Mercy Hospital
Kansas Democratic Party
U.S. Senior Open
San Diego Chargers
Communication, arts, and education
“Good Morning America”
Schools in England and Australia
Radio stations in Manhattan, Wichita, and around Kansas
“Late Night with Conan O’Brien”
5W Publications in New York
Davie Brown Entertainment in Los Angeles
PepsiCo International in Bangkok
Target corporate headquarters
The Schwan Food Company
Archer Daniels Midland commodity trading
Hotels in Mexico and Korea
MGM Grand Adventures Park
Saks Fifth Avenue
Wal-Mart corporate headquarters
Miller Brewing Co.
Organic farming in Australia
Hill’s Pet Nutrition
National Science Foundation
Konza Prairie Biological Reserve
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Salinas Pueblo Missions National Monument in New Mexico
National Park Service in south Florida
Mutual of Omaha
American Home Life Insurance
Blue Cross and Blue Shield
MDS Pharma Services
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Building and design
Penta Building Group, Inc. (expansion at Caesar’s Palace)
MWH Global environmental engineering
Hensel Phelps Construction Company
Perini Building Company (Trump tower and hotel)
HOK Sport architects
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Check out K-State's Career and Employment Services internship resources page for tips on how to score an internship, employer listings, advising, and more.
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