Open Doors


Kauffman Center Internship Program

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As an extension of the the Open Doors Spotlight on Youth initiative, the Kauffman Center has developed an internship program for rising arts and non-profit professioinals. The Kauffman Center is dedicated to creating opportunities for young professionals and students to grow their career skills and make lasting connections in the thriving Kansas City arts community. Currently enrolled college students or recently graduated professionals are encouraged to apply for Kauffman Center internship opportunities. Kauffman Center interns receive hands-on experience in various aspects of non-profit arts management as well as networking opportunities, professional development, and career mentorship. Internships are regularly available in the following areas: Marketing/PR, Special Events, Patron Services/Volunteer Management, Facilities Management, Theater Production, and Development/Fundraising.

Current Internships Available – Summer 2017:Molly and Gabby 1

Marketing & PR Internship

Facilities Management Internship

Patron Services and Customer Service Internship

Production Management Internship

Production Services Internship

Application Info
: All available internships are posted regularly on the Kauffman Center’s

Shelby_2website. Applicants can submit their resume and cover letter to the contact specified on the internship posting, and a Kauffman Center representative will follow-up within two weeks of submitting application materials.

Recommended Participant Ages: College sophomores, juniors, seniors, or recent college graduates

Duration: Typically 4 months during the fall and spring semesters with occasional summer internships as well

Compensation: Unpaid, but college credit can be arranged.

To get more information about internship opportunities, please contact the Community Outreach Supervisor at or 816-994-7227.