Overview

The program will place students in each of the divisions of the Governor’s Office (Appointments, Communications, Constituent Service, Legal, Lt. Governor, First Lady, Budget and Policy) and in each of the Cabinet level agencies (Labor, Commerce, Revenue, Transportation, Agriculture, Adjutant General, Aging, Highway Patrol, Administration, Securities Commission, Corrections, Juvenile Justice Authority, Social and Rehabilitation Services, Wildlife and Parks, and Health and Environment) and the Kansas Department of Education.

The objective is for interns to be directly involved with the upper-level workings of the office or agency. Students will be exposed to the real decision-making processes and engaged in projects that utilize their skills, abilities, and enthusiasm.

The internship program is designed to be an educational experience – not just a “copy and collate” internship. Students are expected to work with the respective colleges and universities to develop learning objectives and obtain academic credit, certification or recognition.

The program will operate in three time frames:

Spring (January – May)
Summer (May – August)
Fall (August – December)

Application review for the spring and summer term will begin on October 1. However, applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until January 1 for the spring term and April 30 for the summer term.

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About Kansas Office of the Governor

The Governor’s Intern Program is a select internship experience designed to give high-quality college students (juniors and senior undergraduates, graduate and law students) the opportunity to see the inner workings of state government and contribute to growing and improving the State of Kansas.

Governor Brownback, Lt. Governor Colyer, and the Cabinet Secretaries understand that the best was to recruit Kansas’ best and brightest into public service is to get them immersed in the daily operation of state government and give them the responsibility and opportunity to make a difference.