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Student Intern - Usage Plan for Historic Sappa Park in Oberlin, Kansas

Apply now Department: 3670035130 Ag Natural Res & Comm Vitality
Job no: 505266
Work type: Internship
Location: Other
Categories: Administrative / Professional, Business / Accounting / Finance, Community Development, Recreational Services

About This Role:

The city of Oberlin has a beautiful large park located on the edge of town. Sappa Park was the first designated state park in Kansas. It has since lost its state park designation. Working with Economic Development and Pheasants Forever, the city would like an intern to create a plan to focus on how to best utilize the space and increase economic development and tourism with this asset.

For more information about the position contact Halley Roberson, City Administrator, 785-475-2217, hroberson@oberlinkansas.gov or Nadine Sigle, Community Vitality Extension Specialist, 785-346-6256, nsigle@ksu.edu.

For more information about K-State Research and Extension, visit: www.ksre.k-state.edu

Internship Dates:

May 28, 2019 thru August 2, 2019 or as negotiated with K-State Research & Extension.


Oberlin, KS

Duties/ Responsibilities:

  • Research the past history of Sappa Park
  • Create an asset inventory of the park and events held
  • Gather public input on possible uses for the facility which could include surveys and town hall meetings
  • Communicate regularly with city council, economic development and Pheasants Forever on possible uses and progress
  • Create schematic plans for possible uses and share with key stakeholders and the public
  • Complete other responsibilities as assigned by mentoring supervisors.


What You'll Need to Succeed:

Minimum Requirements:

  • Completion of at least six university semesters at any college or university.
  • Students enrolled in regional and community planning, public administration, recreation and economic development are encouraged to apply.
  • Ability to work on multiple projects.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, with individuals, groups, and through mass media and social media.
  • Self-motivation and ability to work with minimum supervision.
  • Experience working with individuals, groups, and co-workers to accomplish individual and/or group goals, as evidenced by previous leadership roles.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Students from NW Kansas are preferred. 
  • Ability to create design renderings is preferred. 

Other Requirements:

  • Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States at the time of employment
  • This position will require attendance at evening meetings, access to a personal vehicle with current insurance, and a valid driver’s license upon employment. A personal computer with design software is a plus.

Salary & Benefits:

$20.00 per hour. 40 hours per week. Maximum 400 hours

The city of Oberlin, Economic Development and Pheasants Forever will secure and cover the cost of housing.

How to Apply:

Please submit the following documents:

  • Cover Letter (detailing experiences related to responsibilities and qualifications)
  • Resume
  • Three professional references
  • Transcripts

Screening of Applications:

Applications will be accepted until January 31, 2019 or until position is filled.

Equal Employment Opportunity:

Kansas State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans and actively seeks diversity among its employees.

Background Screening Statement:

In connection with your application for employment, Kansas State University will procure a Background Screen on you as part of the process of considering your candidacy as an employee.

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