Skip to content

Careers at the Kauffman Foundation


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., embracing the potential of the Kansas City community.

Thank you for your interest in careers at the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation.

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.

Program Officer, Heartland Capital

The Program Officer, Heartland Capital will manage a broad grant portfolio that addresses systemic inequities that impact entrepreneurs’ access to capital as part of the Entrepreneur Support Organizations (ESO) team.

The ESO team works to strengthen entrepreneurs by supporting the ESOs that provide them with the resources and education they need to start and grow businesses.

2021 Internships

The Kauffman Foundation internship program will engage a diverse group of 10–15 college students (undergraduate and graduate level) in a paid summer internship experience with three components: meaningful project work, civic engagement, and professional development.

We seek college students who are intellectually curious and passionate about our mission. Specifically, we seek interns who want to partner with us to eliminate barriers so that every person – regardless of their background – can be prepared for success in their jobs and careers, as employees or entrepreneurs.