DKEDC Participates in Kansas Board of Regents & Department of Commerce Micro-Internship Program
Wednesday, May 26, 2021
Dickinson County, Kansas: When Dickinson County Economic Development Corporation heard about the Kansas Board of Regents & Kansas Department of Commerce’s (KDOC) micro-internship program, they knew it was a great way to bring fresh eyes in to create a social media campaign centered around their second capital campaign, Driving Dickinson County. With guidance from The Board of Regents, KDOC and the Parker Dewey Foundation, DKEDC was able to create a micro-internship announcement through the Parker Dewey internship portal offering this opportunity to college students across the state of Kansas.
University of Kansas student, Corey Cohn, quickly stood out as and innovative, creative, and knowledgable candidate. After selection for the paid micro-internship slot, Cohn was able to meet and work with DKEDC staff remotely to create eye catching graphics, interesting copy, and statistic-driven posts for DKEDC to share via their social media channels both during their capital campaign and afterwards.
“It was a pleasure to be chosen for this project with DKEDC. I was able to broaden my knowledge of economic development by learning more about the industry from a non-profit economic development office’s point of view. I appreciated having the ability to learn and be creative during this micro-internship,” commented Cohn regarding his experience with DKEDC.
Allowing young professionals the opportunity to experience fields of interest through programs like this micro-internship program allows them to experience new areas and discover opportunities that may not have been as easily found prior to the program. It also gives employers a great way to find project-oriented individuals a chance to learn, provide insight and feedback, and dedicate time and precision to the project.
Regarding their positive experience with the program, DKEDC Executive Director Chuck Scott, stated “We had a great experience with the Kansas Board of Regents & KDOC micro-internship program. Corey taught us a lot about social media and how it could be used for our capital campaign in new and different ways, giving us insight on how to use social media with all our activities and campaigns moving forward.”
To learn more about the micro-internship program through the Kansas Board of Regents and Kansas Department of Commerce, as well as some participation incentives your organization or business may qualify for visit them at: www.kansasregents.org/workforce_development/kansas-micro-internships.