Henry W. Bloch
School of Management

Edward A. Smith Leadership Intern Program

What is special about this opportunity?

  • Full-time, paid internship in a non-profit or government organization
  • Significant Stipend: $7,000 for the ten-week period: June 5 - August 11, 2023
  • Leadership Seminar done concurrently, carrying 3 elective credit hours. Leadership readings, self-reflection, group discussions, writing, and one-on-one faculty mentoring with Professor Brent Never will help selected students gain insights about:
    • Their leadership strengths and development areas; and
    • Effective leadership practices within organizations.

In addition, the program is an excellent resume-builder and provides an opportunity to join a professional network with Edward Smith Intern alumni now working at companies like Cerner, Ernst & Young, Kansas City Southern Lines, Ford, Federal Reserve Bank, BKD, HUD, State Street Bank, American Red Cross and Google Fiber.

Who is eligible?

Any MBA, MSA, MPA, MSF, MERE or junior/senior BBA or BSA student who:

  • Is enrolled in a Bloch School degree program in the winter/spring term of 2023, but is graduating May 2024 or beyond.
  • Has a GPA of 3.2 or higher.
  • Has excellent oral and written English communication skills.
  • Is keenly interested in, and committed to, personal leadership development.
  • Has a reliable means of transportation.
  • Can commit to a full-time, 40+ hours per week (paid) position from June 5-August 11. Typical work hours are 8:30a-5:30p M-F with most weekends free.

Up to five Bloch students will be selected for the program.

How should I apply?

An Q & A session for further information is Monday, February 13 at noon.  Zoom Meeting 938 9491 6567. 

Questions? Cindy Laufer at Lauferc@umkc.edu or 816.590.8558.

View the Application (PDF)

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