Career Services

Donnelly College Career Services

Career Services is here to help you channel your skills, abilities and passions toward a fulfilling career after graduation. We offer services that help students identify their skills, explore career opportunities, and develop materials to land a future job.

You can easily schedule an appointment during office hours by going to my Calendly.

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Consider a Spring or Summer Internship!

What is one of the major problems college graduates searching for their first professional experience come up against? Lack of experience. "Where do I get experience if no one is willing to hire me?" One answer: An internship!

Students planning to enter the permanent workforce should complement their college education with a range of other experiences, such as volunteer work and community service,  participation in  student organizations, relevant work experiences, and internships.

An internship gives you the chance hands on learning in a work-place, side by side with professional to teach and guide you.

Some opportunities are unpaid. Donnelly credit may be available for internships! Talk to Yvonne Telep for more information.

Current opportunities:

Organization

Internship 

Knit-Rite Paid Internship

 

Email Yvonne in Career Services for more information and to apply.

careerservices@donnelly.edu

CHWC: Rebuilding Our Neighborhoods

 

 

Marketing and Storytelling Internship

Starts Spring 2021 - Email Yvonne for details!

U.S. EPA Internship Application

 

Click here to apply by December 30th!

American Public Square Internship

APS Has a variety of Internships that run in both the Spring and Fall semesters. Click here for more information and application instructions.

Capitol Federal: True Blue for over 125 years

 

 

Capitol Federal has part time jobs locally and internships available in Topeka this summer.

Jobs

Internships

Internships

Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce

KState LSAMP

National Records Center

Bishop Sullivan Center

Community Housing of Wyandotte County

Americorps Vista

Camp Wojtyla

 

 

Apply for Internships!

What can you get from an internship? 
  • Valuable work experience. ...
  • The opportunity to explore a career path. ...
  • An edge in the job market. ...
  • Marketable professional skills. ...
  • A network of professionals in your field. ...
  • Confidence. ...
  • A job!
Not all internships lead directly to a job, but many employers value these experiences as vital parts of a college program. To be really competitive in the job market, an internship is an important step. And some of them even provide you with a paycheck! 
Career Services has a board just for Internships. Check with us on the Ground Floor, or here on this page, regularly. Check deadlines and application requirements carefully before applying, and contact Yvonne with quesitons, or for help with resumes or applications.

 

 

 
 
Many internships are available across the country for students interested in science and lab work. For information go to SULI Website

There are also Dept. of Energy Internships available specifically for students getting their Associates degrees at Community College Internships

Applications for Summer are due in January of 2020. Come to the Internship Fair for additional help applying for Federal Internships.

 

 

The HACU National Internship Program (HNIP)

 

Kansas City Chamber of Commerce

The Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce / World Trade Center Kansas City offers several internship opportunities every semester. Internships are unpaid, but offer a wide range of marketable experiences. General information about the Chamber, their mission, and their activities, is found here. Please click on the links below for additional information.

Research/Programming Internship -

Public Policy Internship -

Social Media/Marketing Internship -

Strategic Partnership Internship -

Civic Initiatives Internship -
Priority deadline for fall applications has passed, but the application process for spring will open up soon!
Internships with the KC Chamber are not paid, but offer valuable hands-on experience. This experience allows students to explore areas of interest and decide if this is an area for a potential career. Internships run throughout the semester and require 24 hours a week from participating students.
For more information, please contact Susan Monroe at smonroe@kcchamber.com or (816) 221-2424.

To apply, please complete an application here.

 

Internship search tools

There are many exciting options for finding internships anytime!  

 

Have you thought about a career in Computer Science?

According to USA Today...Matthew Wilson, Feb. 15, 2017, "Just last June, two computing organizations published an open letter announcing there were 500,000 open computer positions in every sector such as manufacturing or banking -- but only 50,000 computer science graduates a year. And according to Computer Science Zone, there will be 1 million more computing jobs than employees to fill them in the next 10 years." 

Check out local internships in IT and Computer Science below! And check back here regularly, or contact Yvonne Telep for more information about internships. 

Hyland: Search Internships Here

Garmin: Various Opportunities

Cerner: Various Opportunities

NAIC: Various Positions: Look for Intern in the Title
 

Other Internship Possibilities

How can you find an internship that interests you? Check out several local internship opportunities here. There are several other opportunities posted on the bulletin board on the ground floor. See Yvonne Telep orKatie Blevins for more information!

Don't rule out doing a Year of Service!

These are often great opportunities, and they can carry stipends and educational benefits that make them really viable for a gap year between Associates and Bachelor's studies. Click the "Year of Service" tab above for more information.

Having a full-time or part-time job can give you some great professional experience while you are in school or directly after you graduate. There are several local opportunities listed below, that can also be found on the job bulletin board on the Ground Floor outside of Room 9. Need more information? See Yvonne Telep or Alex Johnson on the Ground Floor in Room 11. 

Check out a list of local job opportunities here

Online Services

  • Glassdoor for Students: This online career community allows job seekers to look through company reviews, salaries, and interview information on over 340,000 companies submitted by actual employees. Students can also search job and internship postings. Entry into this service is free through this Donnelly website link.

    In addition to reviews and information, Glassdoor is a great tool to help you search for jobs and internships.

  • Zip Recruiter is another online job board Click here for job opportunities in Kansas City. Click here to search Internship opportunities.

  • Career Cruising: This career development software provides you with resources to identify and pursue your goals. Donnelly students have access to Career Matchmaker assessments and can create a free online profile that allows them to explore job descriptions and career paths. To obtain a user name and password to access Career Cruising, email Career Services and request one. Then, make a follow up appointment with Yvonne to discuss the results of your assessments and your next steps!
  • Occupational Outlook Handbook
  • Kansas Occupational Outlook Data

Resume Templates

Cover Letter Templates and Examples

  • Cover Letter Sample

Resume and Cover Letter Help and Advice

Remember, Career Services is here to help you!

A year of service is a great way to spend some time after your associates degree and decide on a career path while gaining real world experience! Several local opportunities provide great experience, a small living stipend, and a lump sum of up to $6500. to use for college expenses at the end of your term of service. In addition, participaiton in some of these programs can give you a leg up in some educational and job opportunitie later on. Check them out! 

City Year KC  

Mentor and tutor middle and high school students in the Kansas City area.

Unified Government VISTA Program

The Unified Government of Wyandotte County and Kansas City, Kansas is seeking Motivated, flexible and passionate individuals who are willing to dedicate a year helping us to engage, empowerand improve our community. WYCOKCK has 9 full-time, year-long VISTA positions serving different departments at the city. These are responsible positions that offer great experience in a wide variety of areas. Click the link above for more information and applications! 


Need more information or an appointment outside office hours? Contact:

Yvonne Telep

Associate Director of Academic Support / Title V Liaison

Note: If you are an employer interested in recruiting at Donnelly or working with us to develop internships for our students, please contact Yvonne Telep at ytelep@donnelly.edu. You can also send job postings to us at careerservices@donnelly.edu. Thanks for your interest in Donnelly!