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It’s your right to be uncommon if you can. You seek opportunity to compete. You desire to take the calculated risk, to dream, to build, yes, even to fail, and to succeed.

— Ewing Marion Kauffman
The arms of the Kauffman Foundation building reach east towards Troost Ave. A pond with two waterfalls is pictured behind the building.

Associates of the Kauffman Foundation work in partnership with people who share a passion for entrepreneurship and education.

The Kauffman Foundation is an Equal Opportunity Employer, welcoming people to flourish in an open and inclusive work environment. A diverse pool of candidates is welcomed and encouraged. All applications are held in confidence, consistent with our Online Resume Submission Policy.

The Foundation follows a hybrid approach: We are in the office Mondays through Thursdays, and have flexibility in where we work on Fridays.

Position Openings

Thank you for your interest in a career at the Kauffman Foundation! There are no open positions at this time.
Please check back soon.

Summer Internship Program

The Kauffman Foundation has decided to restructure its summer internship program to provide even stronger, richer experiences for those who participate. While we won’t have an intern program in summer 2023, please check back in December 2023 to learn more about the exciting opportunities we expect for summer 2024.