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Chapman Center for Rural Studies

Chapman Center for Rural Studies
Kansas State University
111 Leasure Hall
Manhattan, KS 66506

(785) 532-0380

Spring Hours:
Mon - Fri: 8:30AM - 3:30PM

Internships and Awards

Guidelines for Internships at the Chapman Center for Rural Studies

Students interested in Fall 2022 internships should contact the Center no later than May 2nd, 2022.
For Summer 2022, please contact the Center no later than March 18th, 2022.

To apply or for more information, please email us at chapmancenter@ksu.edu.


Student Internships

Students who are interested in an internship should contact the Center to set up an informational interview. This interview will provide you with more information about the Center including existing research opportunities and the application process. Students may set up an interview by stopping by the Chapman Center in 111 Leasure or by emailing chapmancenter@ksu.edu.
The Chapman Center proudly partners with McNair, DSP, and SUROP. Students who are accepted to these programs are invited to explore research opportunities with us.

Internships are generally one semester in length, with an option for a second semester to be made at the discretion of the selection committee (Executive Director, Project Coordinator, Office Manager, and a faculty member currently serving on the Chapman Center for Rural Studies Board of Directors).






Internships in the Chapman Center are scholarshipped per semester and are not based on financial need. Students will agree to conduct between 6-8 hours of work per week during the course of the internship and will be supported with a stipend of between $1000 and $2000. Students will be given access to the resources of the Center: general use of the research room, field equipment, photocopy machine, databases, etc. Their names will be listed in the Chapman Center online directory and inside the Center’s physical directory/display case. Students will be paired with a faculty mentor to work on a thematic project leading to a larger goal (ie, publication of a book, database, website, museum installation) and keep a log of their activities each week that should be turned into the Project Coordinator. Center staff will support interns by assisting with writing and research. Interns may also be called upon from time to time for the good of the Center, for example, making arrangements for outside speakers and guests, tours, presentations and being an exemplary representative of the Center’s goals and standards for the University Community and the general non-academic public.