Internship Opportunities

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CIS Teaching Assistant for CIS 115 - Computing & Information Sciences

December 15, 2014

The CIS department is currently hiring a teaching assistant for CIS 115 for Spring 2015. The primary duties for this position will be attending the class lectures, assisting students with in-class work, grading weekly assignments, and attending weekly meetings to discuss the class and upcoming lecture materials. Other duties as needed may include assisting the instructor with lecture preparations and holding help sessions for students in the class. This position will require anywhere from 10 - 15 hours weekly, depending on availability and the amount of work to be done. Pay will be $10 per hour.
Recommended qualifications include completion of CIS 115 with at least a 'B' grade (A is preferred) as well as good interpersonal and communication skills (both written and spoken). Students in older CIS curricula that do not require CIS 115 may also apply if they have completed at least CIS 200. Any applicant with good communication and programming skills will be considered, regardless of major.
Juniors and Seniors seeking credit for CIS 115 to complete the new degree requirements after changing curricula are also encouraged to apply. Special provisions can be made to provide those students tuition-free credit for CIS 115 toward their CIS degree in exchange for working as a TA for a semester. Email Russ Feldhausen ( for details.
Applicants must be able to attend the following section of CIS 115:
* TU 9:30 - 10:45 AM

To apply, please email Russ Feldhausen ( and submit the following information:
* Resume
* The number of hours each week you will be available to work
* Any other relevant experience (communication skills, programming interests, etc.)

February 10, 2015

The Kansas Department of Agriculture’s Information Technology program is currently seeking student interns in the fields of software development and database administration. This is an excellent opportunity for students to engage in professional development and gain real world experience with an organization that is committed to serving the citizens of Kansas.

Who We Are:

The Kansas Department of Agriculture is the nation's first state department of agriculture. The agency is devoted to the total support of agriculture in Kansas. The department works for the entire Kansas agriculture sector, including farmers, ranchers, food establishments and agribusinesses. The department is dedicated to providing support and assistance to make Kansas businesses successful and encouraging more farms, ranches and other agriculture business to expand in or relocate to Kansas.

What We Do:

The Kansas Department of Agriculture fulfills its statutory responsibility of regulating business functions in accordance with state law. The department works to ensure businesses know what laws affect them and how they can ensure they are in compliance with those laws. In this process, the department aims to minimize excessive rules and regulation.

The Position

The Kansas Department of Agriculture is currently seeking to fill the position of IT Intern within the Information Technology program. This position will work with the agency staff to preform data analysis in order to provide different business units with accurate information to make data drives decisions.

Collaborate with other developers and KDA staff on new and existing applications. This includes planning, design, coding, testing, debugging, and documenting new application screens, reports, batch processing, interfaces, and data extracts.

This position will report to the CIO and will be encouraged to provide new and fresh ideas in the area of Computer Science.


1. Applicants must be currently enrolled at least half-time in an accredited two-year or four-year college or university.

2. Applicants must be enrolled in an associate, baccalaureate, graduate, or post-graduate degree program with coursework related to information technology.

3. Applicants will be required to work from the KDA’s Headquarters located in Manhattan, KS.

4. Applicants will need to be available to work between 15 and 20 hours per week during KDA’s hours of operation. (Monday thru Friday; 8AM to 5PM.)

Recommended Skills:

It is suggested but not required that applicants poses a working knowledge of:

 Microsoft .NET Framework (C#.NET or VB.NET)

 Microsoft SQL Server

 Microsoft Reporting Services

 Windows Server 2008 R2 or Windows Server 2012 R2

 VMWare

Candidates with experience in Oracle Database, Oracle Reports, or Oracle Forms are particular sought after.

How to Apply:

To apply for this position please email Lindsay Pinnington, Assistant HR Director, Human Resources, Lindsay.Pinnington@KDA.KS.GOV or (785) 564-6712. Applicants will need to submit a cover letter, resume, and a class schedule.


Travis Rail

Chief Information Officer

Kansas Department of Agriculture

Pollution Prevention Intern Program - Kansas State University Pollution Prevention Institute

December 5, 2014

The Kansas State University Pollution Prevention Institute (PPI), 133 Ward Hall, is accepting student on-line applications for its Pollution Prevention (P2) Intern Program for the Summer of 2015.  Students enrolled in engineering or science programs at an accredited college or university in Kansas and who have at least a “junior” standing by the start of their internship summer, can apply for an intern position.  Applications for the program will be accepted through January 31, 2015, or until filled.  These paid internships provide students with real-world experience. Interested applicants should read the details below and are encouraged to attend the January intersession, Industrial Environmental Sustainability Practices, offered for both credit or non-credit.
Highlights of the program include: 

    • $15/hour during the 11-week summer program 
    • Pollution prevention training, with practical exercises and hands-on training 
    • Opportunity to work with industry on real-world pollution prevention and engineering projects 
    • Case study presentations to representatives of numerous agencies and departments, all of which are prospective employers 

Must be interested in any of the following areas:  water conservation, chemical processing, manufacturing processes, water treatment, solid waste, biological waste treatment, energy, HVAC, compressors, and energy and environmental auditing. 
Additionally, PPI will again be presenting an intersession course – Industrial Environmental Sustainability Practices – for January 2015.  This intersession course is offered for credit or no-credit.  Qualified applicants planning to apply for thePollution Prevention (P2) Intern summer positions, or industry professionals on energy or green teams, are encouraged to participate.  The class provides valuable training for the type of project work conducted by P2 interns, and can give the applicant an advantage with regard to specific environmental experience. Students who attend the intersession course AND apply for the P2 intern program will be given preference for the intern program. 
Please feel free to forward this information to others who may be interested in this internship opportunity. Please contact me at any time if you have any questions.  I am also available to speak to student groups or classes, if you wish.

For more information or to submit an online application, go to or call the P2 Intern Program Coordinator at 800-578-8898, or 785-532-4998.

Software Development Intern - Henderson Engineers

February 3, 2015

Henderson Engineers is seeking Software Development Interns for the Summer of 2015 in their metro Kansas City area headquarters office. Interns work fulltime during the summer in Kansas City, and must be available to continue working part-time (10 hours +/- per week) during school semesters either in our headquarters office, or in our Manhattan, Kansas office in Aggieville. Internships typically lead to fulltime opportunities upon graduation! Students should have completed at least 2 years of coursework within the CIS curriculum.

Here’s what we’re looking for: Software development Interns to work directly with senior and junior developers to write new and maintain existing internal web-based software to support HEI’s staff. Perform development work both in small teams, and independently with minimal supervision. Execute the technical design, development and testing of new features and updates to existing software.
At least 2 years of development experience (classroom experience or job related). Strong understanding of Object Oriented design principals and programming methodologies is a must. Experience with .NET and C# and Visual Studio is required. Understanding of relational database design and methodologies is a must.
Experience with ASP.NET and other web based technologies (such as HTML, javascript, web services, css) is preferred. Experience with version control software such as Subversion, CVS, GIT is a plus.

Henderson Engineers is a national leader in engineering design and consulting with 500+ employees in 10 offices. We are consistently voted a Top 10 Best Place to Work in Kansas City! Explore our website to learn more about our culture, our projects and our people.

Founded in 1970, Henderson Engineers, Inc. offers mechanical, electrical and plumbing design services on a regional and national basis. Headquartered in Lenexa, KS, HEI is licensed in all 50 states with branch offices in Los Angeles, Houston, Dallas, Phoenix, Philadelphia, Tampa, Las Vegas, New York City, Bentonville, AR and Manhattan, KS. With more than 500 employees, over 100 licensed engineers, and over 100 LEED accredited professionals, HEI is able to offer the quality and efficiency expected from our clients.

HEI designs systems for various facilities including retail, restaurant, healthcare, educational, corporate, governmental, hospitality, religious and industrial. Check out the "Portfolio" on our website to see a virtual tour of our past and present projects.
2006, 2009 - 2014 Finalist “Best Places to Work" – Kansas City Business Journal
2009, 2010 “Champion of Business” – Kansas City Business Journal
Named a “Fastest Growing Company” in Kansas City for 15 Consecutive Years – Ingram’s Magazine

Henderson Engineers, Inc. is an EEO – M/F/V/D employer and participates in the E-Verify program

Interested students may submit their resumes via our website at Look for open positions in Kansas City and choose the Software Developer Intern position. Please contact Bā Stein for more information.

October 6, 2014

Program: The Data Incubator is an intensive six-week fellowship that prepares postdocs and PhDs in STEM + social science fields seeking industry careers as data scientists. The program is free for fellows and supported by sponsorships from dozens of employers across multiple industries. In response to the overwhelming interest in our earlier summer and fall sessions, we will be holding a winter postdoc fellowship.

Locations: There will be both an in-person (in NYC) and online section of the fellowship.

Dates: Both sections will be from 01/05/15 to 02/13/15

Who should apply: Anyone within one year of graduating from a PhD program or who has already obtained a PhD is welcome to apply. Applications from internaitonal students welcome. There is a common application for both the online and in-person sections. Everyone else (including non-PhDs) is enouraged to sign-up for a future session.

For additional information, checkout our websiteblogVenture Beat article, or Harvard Business Review piece.