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By Sarah Mote
October 01, 2015

Help Wanted? Check out Northland CAPS Intern Program


Looking for a few extra hands to help out your business? Northland CAPS interns could be the solution you’re looking for.

Northland CAPS is looking for businesses interested in teaming up with its students for unpaid internship experiences. Northland CAPS matches students with businesses to give them hands-on experience in the fields of

  • medicine and health care
  • global business and entrepreneurship
  • technology solutions; engineering
  • global logistics and transportation
  • digital media and design

The Northland CAPS program is for juniors and seniors from the Excelsior Springs, Kearney, Liberty, North Kansas City, Park Hill, Platte County and Smithville school districts. But the participating companies do not have to be located in the Northland.

What is Northland CAPS?

Northland CAPS is a unique high school curriculum that blends industry experience with classroom education to prepare students for high skill/high demand careers. Juniors and seniors from Excelsior Springs, Kearney, Liberty, North Kansas City, Park Hill, Platte County and Smithville are immersed in an industry environment every day participating in a profession-based, student-driven learning.

In the fall, Instructors facilitate the learning process through relevant problem-based projects provided by business partners. The spring semester continues with students immersed in unpaid internships. Students receive high school and college credit.

Throughout the course, industry and education partners provide:

  • Mentorship
  • Guest instruction
  • Business partner projects
  • Internships
  • Site visits
  • Use of equipment and facilities

What kind of projects do they do?

Northland CAPS students have partnered with:

  • Clay County Economic Development Council to gather and analyze data from businesses in Clay County
  • Eagle Animal Hospital to create a luxury-boarding app to provide live video to clients.
  • Holland 1916 Quality Managers to redesign the process flow of operator cabins resulting in cost savings
  • Liberty Hospital and Northland CAPS engineering students to design and develop a plan to build a state-of-the-art simulation lab to practice patient care and life-saving procedures
  • St. Luke’s Hospital to create a marketing plan to promote athletic heart screening clinics for student athletes and their families

Interested in getting help with a fall project?

If your business has a project that you would like to a student team to work on during the fall semester complete the project form at

Interested in hiring an intern in the spring?

Spring internships run during class time either 7:30 – 10:00 a.m. or 12 noon – 2:30 p.m. for up to four days a week. Complete the Unpaid Internship Request Form at

For more information visit or call 816-977-8111


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