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Student Intern - Dane G. Hansen Foundation Community Intern

Apply now Department: 3670035130 Ag Natural Res & Comm Vitality
Job no: 505269
Work type: Internship
Location: Other
Categories: Communications / Public Relations / Marketing, Community Development, Graphic Design / Printing / Publishing

About This Role:

In the summer of 2019 the Lovewell Institute for Creative Arts will be offering workshops in six Northwest Kansas communities. During each of the 5-day workshops students exiting the 8th grade through graduating seniors will be creating a theater production and performing the production on the final day. The role of the intern will be to promote the workshop and the performance in each community, update social media, take photos and record video for each workshop and performance, as well as work with the Lovewell staff on other duties as assigned.  Between productions, the intern will travel to various communities where other Hansen community interns are working. The intern will interview the other interns and community members to collect stories, take photographs and shoot short videos than can be used for social media posts, website content and future marketing of the internship program.

For more information about the position contact Betsy Wearing, Dane G. Hansen Foundation, Communications and New Initiative Coordinator, 785-452-8888, betsy@danehansenfoundation.org 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

For more information about Lovewell Institute for the Creative Arts, visit Lovewell.org

For more information about the Dane G. Hansen Foundation, visit danehansenfoundation.org

Internship Dates:

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


Multiple communities in Northwest Kansas, including Hoxie, Phillipsburg, Russell, Goodland, Concordia, Salina and others.

Duties/ Responsibilities:

  • Manage and produce high quality content for Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Snapchat to reflect the artistic process, the mission of the organizations(s) and publicize each individual show.
  • Invite the community to the show through innovative online campaigns.
  • Oversee and guide students in the poster, T-shirt and program design; gather ads for the program; send program to the printer.
  • Film, create and post creative video updates.
  • Manage media players during all events (including projectors for productions if needed).
  • Take photos throughout the process (including headshots of each student and staff member) and create photo boards for the lobby.
  • Contact media about articles/stories about the process and the show.
  • Livestream all performances.
  • Coordinate filming of each production
  • Collect interviews of other Hansen Interns and community members in Northwest Kansas.
  • Shoot photos and video of Hansen Interns for use in social media and website content
  • Other duties as assigned


What You'll Need to Succeed:

Minimum Requirements:

  • Completion of at least six university semesters at any college or university.
  • Students enrolled in graphic design, public relations, mass communications, journalism, marketing or the arts are encouraged to apply.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, with individuals, groups, and through mass media and social media.
  • Ability to shoot and edit short video as well as take quality photos
  • Self-motivation and ability to work with minimum supervision.
  • Experience working with individuals, high-school age students, 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. 
  • Access to a camera would be a plus but not a requirement.

Other Requirements:

  • Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States at the time of employment
  • This position will require travel connected with official duties, attendance at evening events and performances, the ability to live a vagabond lifestyle – with short stays in various communities-- access to a personal vehicle with current insurance, and a valid driver’s license upon employment. The intern will provide their own computer with needed software.

Salary & Benefits:

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

The Intern will be housed in hotels or private homes with the Lovewell Institute of Creative Arts staff during workshops May 28 – June 28 and July 30 – August 3. When not traveling with Lovewell, the Hansen Foundation will provide housing as base for traveling to visit the various community interns.

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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