"My summer with the Kauffman Scholars Legacy Internship Team proved to be the most impactful experience in my young professional career. Several months later, I am still grateful to the Foundation for developing my professional skills in such a unique way; every member on the team cared for the six of us as more than interns and shared their whole-hearted advice for personal success. I strongly recommend this opportunity to anyone who is driven, motivated and interested in learning about Mr. Kauffman’s Legacy. It is a true honor and privilege to represent Mr. K as not only a scholar, but as an intern as well.”
-David Ramos. Class 7, Emory University
“The Legacy Intern experience was an irreplaceable one that changed my view and understanding of the Kauffman Foundation for the better forever. Serving as a Legacy Intern allowed me to establish influential connections, to hone my professional development tactics, and to become comfortable with my authentic self in all settings. Kauffman Scholars, Inc. took a chance on me by allowing me to be a Legacy Intern. Knowing that, I am no longer afraid to take risks, to take chances on myself and to become the best version of myself possible.”
-Tyler Riley, Class 5, University of Missouri
What is The Legacy Internship?
The Legacy Internship provides an opportunity for KSI postsecondary scholars to gain professional work experience and develop their leadership skills during an exclusive, paid, summer internship at Kauffman Scholars, Inc. (KSI):
9-week summer internship (June 1 - August 3);
Open to KSI postsecondary scholars (Class 5- Class 8);
$15 per hour; 35-hour work week;
Three (3) interns will be selected.
Legacy Interns will work closely with KSI staff and the Kauffman Foundation to execute KSI programming, education initiatives and community service. In addition, Legacy Interns will participate in weekly professional development workshops and leadership training to increase their career readiness..
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. All applicants must meet the following minimum requirements. Scholars who do not meet the below criteria will not be considered:
Class 5, 6, 7 or 8 scholars;
2.5 or greater cumulative GPA;
Current or active progress towards "GOOD STANDING" program status;
Commitment to participating in the full 9-week internship;
Possess a deep identification and appreciation for KSI and the legacy of Ewing Marion Kauffman;
How to Apply
The 2018 Legacy Internship application opens February 1 - February 28. Interested scholars must submit an application, resume, cover letter and video by February 28 to firstname.lastname@example.org to be considered for an interview. Incomplete or late application materials will not be reviewed after February 28.
1. Complete the application (opens February 1 - February 28):
2. Email your one (1) page resume and professional cover letter to email@example.com:
Use your kscholars.org email account ONLY;
Include "2018 Legacy Internship_Class#_FirstInitialLastName" in the email subject;
Send resume, cover letter and video as attachments in one (1) email (preferred);
Use professional language in the body of your email.
3. Submit a one (1) minute video responding to the following prompt:
As a scholar, please describe how you live out one (1) of the bolded words in the following Kauffman credo:
I am privileged
to be a steward of
Mr. Kauffman's legacy.
I will pursue excellence,
guided by respect,
humility, and openness,
leavened with humor
to advance an
Video Submission Guidelines:
Total time must not exceed one (1) minute.
State your name, KSI class, college/university and major at the beginning.
Acceptable submission formats include, but are not limited to, iPhone, iMovie, MP4, etc.
File size must be transferrable by email or shareable via Google Drive.
Video background must be clear of any distractions.
Creative expression and freedom with video response is accepted and encouraged.
After completion, please send the video along with your resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org
4. Interviews will be conducted March 15 - 20 at the Kauffman Foundation:
Qualified applicants will be notified of interview opportunity via kscholars.org email account.
Interview candidates will have one (1) week to select a 30-minute interview slot.
Business professional dress is required for all interviews.
5. If you have questions please contact the Legacy Internship Team at email@example.com.