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Scholarship and Internship Coordinator (211729)

  • Kansas Department of Health and Environment
  • Topeka (Full-Time)

Posted: Feb 06, 2024


Job Description:

The position (K0244697) Research and Development: Incumbent will be required to research scholarship opportunities for high school, community college, university, adult learning groups etc., and develop a database of scholarship opportunities for employees starting education, continuing education, entering a trade school, or other certification that would require financial expense. Assess KDHE internship opportunities and develop analysis and reporting system of areas that may benefit from interns including the business reasoning behind intern investment. Seek out grants and other funding related to internship and scholarship, that could be proposed and developed to back budgeting of internship and scholarship related programming. Update database of schools that may have students with skill sets required for positions within different Divisions, Bureau’s, and sections of KDHE. Assess exit surveys, stay surveys, and pulse surveys, to gather data that may better inform KDHE on how to develop and improve internship and scholarship programs. Spearhead outreach to various agency heads, managers, supervisors, etc., to acquire information regarding the skill sets they are looking for within their Bureau’s and sections that could inform a more robust internship and scholarship program. Implement a strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats (SWOT) analysis annually regarding internship and scholarship program.

Job Responsibilities may include but are not limited to the following:   Coordination and Outreach: Complete internship off-boarding program, to build data backing regarding intern experience, development, and skills building within the programs through which the internship was designed, to improve intern experience. Procure surveys from management regarding intern development, including skills developed, type of mentorship provided, learning program in which management provided for intern, etc. Procure surveys from interns regarding area in which the intern worked, perceptions of interns regarding work that was completed for KDHE, and overall experience in internship program. Outreach to schools: high schools, trade schools, universities, community colleges, etc., to build partnerships with school programs that will expand on the internship and scholarship programs and improve intern pipelines into KDHE. Conduct site visits to expand outreach to these various groups. Develop partnerships with scholarship and internship related organizations, websites, stakeholders, KDHE related partners, etc., to expand on scholarship and internship opportunities available to interns, staff, perspective interns, perspective staff etc. With the direct supervisor coordinate the development of a centralized platform that will be updated regularly and that will provide prospective interns, supervisors etc., with a location in which to find connection opportunities both internally and externally at KDHE.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • 1 year of eligible work experience in recruiting, HR analytics, customer service, and or any other related profession.


  • High School, GED

Licensing & Certification:

  • Valid Driver’s License – Incumbent is required to have and maintain a valid driver’s license when operating a state vehicle, a private vehicle, or a rental vehicle for the benefit of the State.

Preferred Qualifications:

Any additional skills, experiences, or qualifications that would be beneficial, but aren’t strictly necessary.

  • Bachelor’s degree in human resources, recruitment, organizational development, strategic communications, and/or related field
  • Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access
  • Proofreading, editing, attention to detail
  • Background working with schools, interns, applicants, and pipelines for a government agency Local, State and/or Federal level.

How to Apply:

Specific instructions for applying, which might include submitting a resume, cover letter, list of references, or completing an online application.

  • Please include the Job ID number when emailing.

About the Position:

  • Who can apply: Anyone (External)
  • Classified/Unclassified Service: Unclassified
  • Full-Time/Part-Time: Full-Time
  • Regular/Temporary: Regular
  • Work Schedule: Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm (Flexible schedules available)
  • Eligible to Receive Benefits: Yes
  • Veterans’ Preference Eligible: Yes

Employment Benefits:

  • Comprehensive medical, mental, dental, vision, and additional coverage
  • Sick & Vacation leave
  • Work-Life Balance programs: parental leave, military leave, jury leave, funeral leave
  • Paid State Holidays (designated by the Governor annually)
  • Fitness Centers in select locations
  • Employee discounts with the STAR Program
  • Retirement and deferred compensation programs

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Contact Information:

[email protected]

Salary Range

$ $23.31 to $26.98