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FHSU/Dane G. Hansen Student Internship Program

Fort Hays State University invites employers interested in hosting a student intern to apply for the FHSU/Dane G. Hansen Student Internship Program.

Through a generous grant from the Dane G. Hansen Foundation, 30 internships are available for the 2018-19 academic year (including the summer term). FHSU will partner with an employer in the Hansen Foundation’s 26-county service area to create a part-time internship experience for a student. The employer pays $500 toward the student’s wages, and the remaining funding is through the Hansen grant.

Both employers and students will be chosen through a competitive selection process, with priority consideration given to those who apply by the deadline for each semester/term.

Other details include:

  • Employers in these counties are eligible to apply:
Cheyenne       Logan Russell
Cloud Mitchell Saline
Decatur Norton Sheridan
Ellis Osborne Sherman 
Ellsworth           Ottawa Smith
Gove Phillips Thomas
Graham Rawlins Trego
Jewell Republic            Wallace
Lincoln Rooks  
  • An employer may apply more than one semester/term for an internship, but the typical award will be for one term to allow more businesses and students to participate in the program. The reasons the employer is requesting an additional internship, along with an explanation of the experience a student would gain, should be included in the documentation.

  • Employers who apply by the priority deadline will be notified of internship selections within ten business days.

  • A participating employer must sign an MOA indicating agreement with the terms of the internship.

  • The employer must pay the $500 match for the student’s employment within 30 days of receiving an invoice.

  • Students will apply through FHSU for the internships. FHSU Career Services will screen student applications and provide assistance in matching interns and employers.

  • The student intern works at the employer’s place of business but is paid through Fort Hays State University. The intern will work approximately 15-20 hours per week for 12-16 weeks at a rate of $10.31 per hour. The student may not exceed 20 hours per week, or 240 total hours, for the internship.

  • If the employer and the student agree to additional work hours, the arrangement must be in writing signed by both parties. Payment for additional hours is the responsibility of the employer.

  • The employer must complete a student evaluation form at the conclusion of the internship.

Employer Application for FHSU/Dane G. Hansen Student Internship Program

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