Author: karikeefe

INTERNSHIPS IN AN AGE OF DISRUPTION – WITH MAYOR Q

On Wednesday, September 16th, 2020, Hire KC hosted a virtual town hall to pass the mic to Kansas City’s intern community, and to discuss with Mayor Quinton Lucas how and why we should prioritize internship opportunities in an age of disruption and chaos. Six of our Hire KC interns stepped up to discuss prioritizing internship opportunities directly with city leadership. If […]

RETHINKING EDUCATION > YOUTH WILL LEAD THE WAY

In 2018, Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation launched the Rethink ED conference to bring together all the stakeholders in education – business leaders, educators, parents, community leaders, high school students, and national experts – to help rethink education, by collaboratively creating tools, resources, and knowledge to better support communities that empower the makers, doers, and dreamers in our communities […]

CLIENT-CONNECTED PROJECTS

Through real-world experiences, Hire KC is illuminating pathways for students that lead to Market Value Assets – a construct that finally connects out-of-school experiences to in-school standards.  This summer and through the fall, Hire KC will match over 100 students to these unique community- and client-connected projects that will accelerate real world learning and internship-readiness […]

WHAT IS AN INTERNSHIP?

Dictionary.com defines an internship as “the position of a student or trainee who works in an organization, sometimes without pay, in order to gain work experience or satisfy requirements for a qualification.” A detailed and standardized definition for what constitutes an “internship” experience does not exist. Internships are a hot topic today, largely due to […]

MAYOR PUSHES FORWARD WITH HIRE KC

Virtual paid summer internships and work-ready skill-builders to help youth earn and learn Kansas City Mayor Quinton Lucas is moving forward with the City’s signature youth internship program, Hire KC, transitioning dozens of internships into virtual experiences in an effort to give some relief and recovery to the youth workforce this summer. In light of […]