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Virtual Job Fair to Highlight Hundreds of State Agency Opportunities Jobseekers are encouraged to attend the upcoming State of Kansas Agencies Virtual Job Fair from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Wednesday, September 27. This month’s virtual fair, hosted by KANSASWORKS, will feature many exciting employment opportunities available across the state’s 98 government agencies. Currently, there are more than 700 vacancies across the state. Governor Kelly Travels to Japan, South Korea to Create More Jobs for Kansans This week, Governor Laura Kelly traveled to Japan and South Korea to participate in the Midwest U.S.-Japan Association (MWJA/JMWA) Conference. While there, she met with business leaders to continue building on Kansas’ historic economic development success and create new job opportunities for Kansas workers. Kansas Commerce Department Hires New International Director Lieutenant Governor and Secretary of Commerce David Toland announced today Laura Lombard has been named the agency’s new International Director. Lombard brings 15 years of experience in international relations and business development to the position, most recently serving as President and CEO of Kansas Global Trade Services in Wichita. Governor Kelly Announces Funding to Grow Small Business Exports Governor Laura Kelly today announced that the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) awarded $200,000 to the Kansas Department of Commerce to expand the state’s robust export sector, which hit an all-time high of $13.97 billion in 2022. The agency’s International Division oversees the administration of the State Trade Expansion Program (STEP) award, enabling eligible businesses to leverage these funds for conducting focused activities that promote export growth. View All


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Fellowship Program

Gain professional experience while learning about state government

The Fellowship Program at the Department of Commerce is open to qualified undergraduate and graduate students who have a strong interest in public service and government and have achieved academic excellence. 

Students selected for fellowship opportunities will be receive $14/hour.

“This internship has been a great experience and allowed me to utilize the skills I’ve learned throughout college. I know that the work I do for the International Division is important and I receive constant support and mentorship from my supervising team. I know that upon completion of my internship, I will have developed many skills that prepare me for a career with an international focus.”

Taelyr Blehm – International Business Intern

To Apply:

Interested students should submit their application online. Required documents to support your application include: a cover letter, your resume, your academic transcript and two letters of recommendation.

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