Business Interns Pilot

Sharing several updates for businesses:
> Micro Internship Pilot Program announced by Kansas Board of Regents (webinar tomorrow/Thursday, Feb. 4th)
> On the Job Training funding available through KANSASWORKS
> Upcoming webinar on the future of rural health care in Kansas announced by the Office of Rural Prosperity
See information below on the
Micro Internship Pilot Program
We encourage you to register for the
webinar taking place tomorrow/Thursday
February 4th @ 2pm to learn more!
I am pleased to announce that the Kansas Board of Regents has partnered with Parker Dewey and the DeBruce Foundation to launch a new Kansas Micro-Internships pilot program early February.
What is a Micro-Internship?
Micro-Internships are short-term, professional projects that typically require between 10-40 hours of work by a college student and are due within a few days to a few weeks. While some businesses may not have the capacity to prioritize these sorts of projects (e.g., content creation, data cleansing, lead generation, etc.), Kansas college students are excited to gain professional experience and to expand their networks with potential Kansas employers. As a result, not only do businesses get on-demand support, but this also allows them to see if someone is a good fit for a permanent role within their organization.
How Micro-Internships Can Help Solve Business Challenges
Micro-Internships focus on solving the challenges many organizations are experiencing including:
●       Missed opportunities as existing employees have too many tasks and not enough time
●       Access to high caliber college students who are excited about career opportunities in Kansas
●       Ability to drive diversity, assess fit, and ensure successful hires
Kansas employers can post their projects to the Parker Dewey website here.
Program Details
Thanks to funding from the DeBruce Foundation, Kansas companies, small businesses, and non-profit organizations are eligible to receive a micro-grant of up to $250 for projects completed by students enrolled at any of the 32 Kansas public colleges/universities via the Parker Dewey platform. A maximum of $500 per employer will be paid through December 31, 2022, or when funding for the program has ended.
Through this partnership we can help ensure that the top college talent in Kansas will find career opportunities within the state. This partnership will help us to develop and keep our college talent local, and in turn, help employers find the talent who will help their respective organizations to succeed.
To learn more about this program, we invite you and all of your members to a webinar on Thursday, February 4, 2021, at 2 pm CST.  This session will provide an overview of the new program, answer your questions about Micro-Internships, and show how Kansas employers can get started.  Click here to register. All registered participants who are unable to attend will receive a copy of the slides and a recording of the webinar.
Meanwhile, if you have any questions, please feel free to contact me directly or to send an email to
Timothy Peterson, Ph.D.
Senior Project Director
Kansas Board of Regents
1000 SW Jackson, Suite 520
Topeka, KS 66612
Could you use funds to train new hires?
KANSASWORKS wants to get the word out that they have ample funding available!
This is for any size employer in any type of industry!
The Chamber has utilized this program in the past and can vouch the process is easy & beneficial!
The new hire needs to currently be unemployed or underemployed to qualify.
For questions or more info:
Contact Amy Kaufman, Southeast KANSASWORKS
620-687-0462 or 620-232-1785
Amy is also available in the new BWERC center Downtown Fort Scott!
Below is a postcard employers would give
potential new hires about the OJT program for items they will need to register for the program through KANSASWORKS.
Kansas Office of Rural Prosperity
announces upcoming regional virtual conversations on the
future of rural health care in Kansas
We invite you to attend the
Zoom discussion for SEK
on February 26th from 1:30-3pm

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *