Marketing Internship hosted by RCED Available

Republic County Housing Community Intern

Courtland, Ks (Republic County)

In 2019 an architecture intern started the process of assessing the housing needs and issues in Republic County. The 2020 intern will continue the work and dive deeper into the housing market demand, promote existing housing stock and programs available to home buyers and collect information from community members on housing issues.

Friday, January 31, 2020 or until the position is filled

May 26, 2020 thru August 1, 2020 or as negotiated with K-State Research and Extension and Republic County Economic Development


  • Assist in defining the housing scope.
  • Promote existing housing stock and programs available to home buyers/owners
  • Host an open house or housing tour
  • Conduct a housing needs/wants survey with alumni, current residents, employers and outsiders looking for housing
  • Provide oral and written reports to the Republic County Economic Development Board.
  • Community service or volunteering with a community organization is highly encouraged. This would be outside of the designated scope of work and working hours.
  • Participate in any professional staff development that may be available.
  • Complete other responsibilities as assigned by mentoring supervisors

This position will require travel connected with official duties, including attendance at evening meetings, access to a personal vehicle, and a valid driver’s license.


  • Completion of at least six university semesters at any college or university.
  • Students enrolled in marketing, communications and regional and community planning or economic development are encouraged to apply.
  • 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.
  • Students from NW Kansas are preferred.

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

Republic County Economic Development will secure and cover the cost of housing (pet free).

Submit cover letter, resume, transcripts and list of references as one document and a PDF of a portfolio if available to:

For more information about the position contact Luke Mahin, Director, Republic County Economic Development, 785-374-3047, or Nadine Sigle, Community Vitality Extension Specialist, K-State Research and Extension, 785-346-6256,

For more information about K-State Research and Extension, visit:

January 31, 2020 – Application deadline
February 1 – February 28, 2020 – Interviews conducted
March, 2020 – Offers made to applicants
March – May, 2020 – Visit to host communities
May 26, 2020 – Internship start date

Kansas State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans and actively seeks diversity among its employees. Nadine Sigle Community Vitality Extension Specialist

The Dane G. Hansen Foundation and K-State Research and Extension internship gives college students the opportunity to link classroom learning with a pre-professional work experience.  Learn more about the Dane G Hansen Foundation and the Community Internship Initiative on their website.

Why should I apply to be a Hansen Intern?

The Dane G. Hansen Foundation and K-State Research and Extension internship provides college students the opportunity to link classroom learning with a pre-professional work experience. Besides the competitive pay you will receive for your work ($20/hour), you will gain the ability to put new things into practice, you will have a better understanding of your role and industry, and you will learn to communicate in new ways, building professional networks with people of all ages.

What are the qualifications to be a Hansen Intern?

Applicants must:

  • have completed at least six (6) university semesters at any college or university
  • be self-motivated and able to work independently with minimal supervision
  • possess strong communications skills (oral and written)
  • meet any job-specific requirements, as listed on the individual position announcement.

Interns must live in the relevant northwestern Kansas community during the summer of 2020.

Employment is contingent on the results of a background check.

How do I apply to be a 2020 Hansen Intern?

The materials you will need to submit for consideration are:

  1. A cover letter, explaining why you are interested in the position and why you should be selected
  2. Your resume, highlighting work, education, and experience that would help you succeed in the internship
  3. A list of three (3) professional references and their contact information (Name, Title, Company/Organization, e-mail address, and phone number)
  • The APPLICATION PROCEDURE section of the position announcement may also specify to include a copy of your portfolio.  If a portfolio is requested, please combine it into one PDF file for submission.

Please assemble your cover letter, resume, and references list as one (1) document (.pdf).  

Submit your application materials (including your portfolio if specified on the position announcement) as an attachment in an e-mail to Nadine Sigle at with the subject line “Hansen Internship: [Location].”

The deadline to submit applications is January 31, 2020.