Kansas City Startups Invited to Apply to Host Kauffman Scholars Interns

Feb. 4 meeting at Kauffman Foundation will detail new StartupScholars program to place student interns with local entrepreneurs

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (Jan. 22, 2014) – The leaders of Kauffman Scholars, Inc., will launch a program this summer to pair trained and talented youth with local entrepreneurial businesses.

The new StartupScholars program seeks to place up to 100 current Kauffman Scholars in summer internships locally.

Kansas City businesses are encouraged to apply by Feb. 15 to offer internships at www.kauffmanscholars.org.
StartupScholars intends to match Kauffman Scholars high school and college-age interns with early-stage entrepreneurs and entrepreneurial divisions of area corporations.

The interns' employment will come at no cost to the businesses because Kauffman Scholars will pay the salaries of all StartupScholars interns.

The 20-hour-per-week, hands-on internship program is intended to provide students the opportunity to:

  • develop 21st-century workplace skills;
  • cultivate an entrepreneurial mindset; and
  • contribute to the Kansas City community.

Representatives of companies who want to learn more and explore this internship opportunity are invited to attend an informational session at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 4.

RSVPs are now being accepted for the meeting that will be held at the Kauffman Foundation at 4801 Rockhill Road in Kansas City, Mo.

"We look forward to matching Kauffman Scholars across Kansas City with great entrepreneurs who are thriving and interested in bringing a student along with them," said Jabari Turner, executive director of Kauffman Scholars. "At the end of the summer program, our student interns will be able to look back and discover how much they've learned and grown."

For more information, contact program directors Halley French  at 816-932-1240, Murray Woodard at 816-932-1164, or visit www.kauffmanscholars.org.

About Kauffman Scholars
Kauffman Scholars is a multi-year college access and scholarship program designed to help low-income urban students in Kansas City prepare for and complete a college education.