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Nonprofit Internship Program 2020

Nonprofit Internship Program 2020

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Since 2017, Hire KC has placed (66) high school and college students at select non-profit partner sites for an amazing summer  internship experience, through a generous grant provided by Bank of America.

2020 Nonprofit Summer Internship Program

We know, first hand, the hard work and endless resources it takes to work at a nonprofit organization. And we know there’s a lot of great young talent to be harnessed to help support the great work you do.

KC Social Innovation Center (KCSIC) provides financial support for student internships on a competitive basis to eligible nonprofits seeking to build capacity over the summer months.

That’s why KCSIC offers up financial support to local nonprofits by way of young talent.

Qualifying nonprofits can apply to receive one or more interns at a $11.25 hourly wage for a total of 160 hours  per intern of achieved work over the course of the Summer (June-August).  The Start/End dates, as well as the number of hours assigned per week are flexible to your organization and needs.

How it works:

  1. Sponsored interns are employees of KCSIC and leased to awarded non-profits to perform a defined range of summer duties.
  2. Selected non-profits will receive back-office support services from KCSIC including internship posting, basic recruiting and intern co-management.  More details will be provided to awarded nonprofits.
  3. We have (30) internship slots available to qualifying non-profits; consequently, this application is competitive, and to be eligible, non-profits must commit the following:

(a) provide age-appropriate job description(s)

(b) assure the overarching quality of the work-based learning opportunity

(c) provide a copy of the organization’s 501c3 tax exemption

(d) complete our Worksite Agreement (will be sent to grantees)

(e) attend the annual Hire KC Hiring Fair on Friday, March 27

(f) post your intern opportunities on our Accelerator (instructions will be sent to grantees)

(g) attend one mandatory employer onboarding session; #1- the in-person session on Thursday, April 23 from 11am to 1pm OR #2 – a conference call session on Thursday, April 30 from 11am to 1pm.

Grant Review: All applications will be collected and reviewed by an independent review committee and scored on the quality of the work-experiences that high school and college students may have at your organization, and your organization’s ability to steward workforce opportunity with a commitment to excellence around immersive experiences.

Grant Deadline: The deadline is Friday, February 28 and awardees will be announced via email on or around Friday, March 6. 

Additional grant requirements: Non-profits awarded the Opportunity Grant must be able to work with KCSIC staff to have discerned, interviewed, offered the role, and receive confirmation of accepted offer from matching candidates in timely fashion. Recipient organizations with unfilled positions by April 30, 2020 will relinquish funds so another non-profit may benefit.