Jaelyn Rumback, Nex-Generation Youth Services Intern, Lenora, KS
“If someone were to ask me if they should do a Nex-Gen internship, I would say, ‘Just go for it!’ It’s going to be one of the best summer experiences that you will ever have. You will meet so many new people and learn so many new lessons that will last a lifetime. You will not regret becoming a Nex-Gen intern. I’m very proud to be a part of my rural community and I’m even more proud to be a part of the Nex-Generation that will help make my community better in the future.”
Summer 2023 Applications are Now Closed.
High school and college students are matched with local businesses throughout northwest and north central Kansas for both work study opportunities during the school year and paid, summer internships.
Students gain professional skills and broaden their perspectives on career options. Local businesses benefit by networking with youth, bringing fresh ideas to the workplace, and “interviewing” students for potential future jobs – all of which contribute to youth retention to our small, rural communities.
This is a great opportunity for students and businesses, alike.
Caden Pfeifer, Russell Development Inc. Intern, Russell KS
“The best part of my internship has to be networking that I did with so many individuals. I got to meet and share ideas with many great people and invigorated my love for the profession that I chose. I was given a great opportunity to experience a professional field that interests you and to see it has the potential to be a future career path. It can also develop or further anyone on the leadership pathway. After 3 years of studying, I finally got a chance to put the principles I learned in the classroom into practice. Now I feel confident that if I get hired by a respected firm after I graduate that I could perform at a high level.”
2023 Summer Internships
May 30-August 11
Open to NW/NC Kansas
College & High School Students
****Application Period is Now Closed****
LOCAL. PAID. HANDS-ON. VARIETY.
ELIGIBILITY: Students age 16+ living in or going to school in NW/NC Kansas:
STUDENTS APPLY ONLINE: https://connectnwk.org/nexgen/
APPLICATION DEADLINE: March 1, 2023
MORE THAN 170 POSITIONS AVAILABLE!
Work Study Program
(HANDS-ON EXPERIENCE DURING THE SCHOOL YEAR)
Apply at Any Time - Application Below!
Karlee Braun completed her fourth Nex-Gen internship with Prairie Horizon Agri-Energy, LLC, in Phillipsburg. She did a fabulous job showcasing four years of projects and takeaways. She has also assisted Nex-Gen with other projects.
Maggie Malmberg has completed three Nex-Gen internships, all with different businesses. Her success story is a great example of what our interns can learn, the mentoring aspects they receive, and the growth she has experienced.
Owen Eilert shares the experiences he had interning with Mitchell County Hospital Health Systems and how it has prepared him for a career as a doctor.
Arie Olson interned with SureFire Ag in Atwood, his hometown. He has a fantastic testimonial about the opportunity internships afford both high school and college students in northwest and north central Kansas.