As a university in the heart of Kansas City, UMKC has unique connections to a ton of businesses and internship opportunities. We’ll help put you on the path toward your dream job.

Internship Opportunities

Not only does UMKC have close connections with employers, a lot of industry leaders are UMKC alumni. We want to leverage the creative potential of our network and urban location to help you launch your career — and oftentimes your first step to success starts in the classroom.

You don’t have to wait until your junior or senior year to get internship experience. The key is to start connecting with faculty and staff early. They are happy to tap into their connections to help you find internship and job shadow opportunities.

They’ll also invite local professionals to guest speak during class, which helps you meet local industry leaders. UMKC Career Services can also connect you with career fairs and on-campus jobs that can help you define your professional path.

“My professors have been extremely supportive, and I’ve had some great internship opportunities while at UMKC.”
– Myles, art history, fellow at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art and intern at American Jazz Museum

Landing the Job You Love

We’re all about helping students find great jobs. Our career counselors can help you polish your resume and interview skills. And each year 11,900+ jobs are posted on the UMKC Career Network from 2,340+ local, national and regional employers.

You’ll also be able to tap into a powerful network of more than 127,000 alumni that spans all 50 states and more than 55 countries.

And if you’re looking to stay in Kansas City, 60% of alumni live and work in the metro area. You’ll find plenty of major employers looking for talented people like you.

Opportunity is all around you — you just have to decide where to jump in. Top employers in Kansas City include:

AMC Entertainment Cerner Corp. Honeywell FM&T
American Century Investments Children's Mercy H&R Block
Barkley Garmin International Inc. Kiewit
Black & Veatch General Motors Co. MRIGlobal
Burns & McDonnell Hallmark Cards Inc. St. Luke's Health Global System