Friends of the Kaw seeks a KU Work Study student intern

Friends of the Kaw seeks a KU Work Study student intern for the fall of 2021 with an option to extend through the spring 2022.

Friends of the Kaw’s (FOK) Internship is an exciting opportunity for undergraduate and graduate students looking to gain experience working in a fast-growing grassroots environmental nonprofit organization. Interns have the chance to learn what it is like to work in an environmental nonprofit setting while focusing on specific projects. Interns work under the supervision of the Kansas Riverkeeper/Executive Director to further the FOK mission to protect and preserve the Kansas River for present and future generations. The duties of the FOK Intern would be:

Organize, participate and do social media for FOK public event, Create CANVA visuals, Create content, Utilize HootSuite to build social media engagement and Update FOK website and materials as requested.

Starting wage is $13.00 per hour for up to 10 hours per week. We encourage all interns to earn school credit for their work, when possible. Deadline: Applications reviewed as they are submitted. Period ends when position is filled.

Organizational Overview:

Friends of the Kaw (FOK) serves the Kansas River, known locally as the Kaw. The Kaw is the largest prairie watershed in the world. The river originates at the junction of the Smoky Hill and Republican Rivers and runs more than 170 miles to meet the Missouri in northeast Kansas. The Kaw provides drinking water for 800,000 people. For more thirty years, our group has been the only grassroots conservation group dedicated to protecting the Kaw.

  • FOK’s Mission is to:• Advocate for the rehabilitation of the Kansas (Kaw) River and its environs – water quality and wildlife habitat• Promote compatible public recreational use of the river• Encourage the development of adequate public access• Educate our watershed citizens about the negative impacts of stormwater runoff to the water quality of the Kansas River• Cooperate with other individuals, organizations and agencies as appropriate to meet these goals
  • Qualifications: • Undergraduate or graduate student in communications• Environmentally aware and passionate• Excellent communication, organizational and time management skills• Ability to work independently and multi-task effectively• Dependable, positive attitude and a sense of humor• Proficiency in Microsoft Office programs, Google Docs, social media, Canva, and Hootsuite preferred.
  • How to Apply: Please submit your resume and a cover letter to: Dawn Buehler at