Partnerships

KCAI IN THE COMMUNITY

We are committed to working with community organizations and businesses in ways that will provide relevant work experience to our students and create beneficial products and designs for our partners.

Those wishing to work with KCAI are encouraged to complete the partnership form. Please note that KCAI receives many requests each year and, unfortunately, we cannot participate in them all. The committee will carefully review all submissions for the following criteria:

  • Aligns with the college’s mission
  • Connects appropriately to curriculum
  • Fulfills a need of the college
  • Offers a worthwhile experience for students
  • Generates revenue for the students and/or college
  • Does not involve the selling of products and materials on this site
  • Adequate staff and faculty are available to support the request
  • Sufficient time is allowed to fulfill the request as it may take up to 3 weeks to receive a follow-up

Submissions can be viewed on KCAI’s Opportunities List Site. This site is updated weekly, and you can expect your opportunity to be posted within five to seven business days from when it was submitted. The posting of your opportunity does not guarantee a student response, but makes the information available for students to review. KCAI appreciates your reaching out to partner with us.

TYPES OF PARTNER RELATIONSHIPS

KCAI works with our community in the following ways:

Sponsored Studio

KCAI offers businesses the opportunity to partner with us to create educational experiences in the classroom for the benefit of a business’s research and development goals. By participating in a Sponsored Studio, your company will be recognized as an official KCAI sponsor and will gain a unique creative perspective on your business challenge. For additional information contact sponsoredstudio@kcai.edu or call 816-802-3527.

Work/Volunteer Opportunities

Your company can hire undergraduate students for part-time, freelance or volunteer work, or request the exhibition of student work or commission student work.

Exhibiting Student Work

Exhibit student work in your place of business.

Career opportunities

Your business can disseminate information on career opportunities to the KCAI community, including students and alumni.

Internship Opportunities

Students may earn academic credit working as an intern for your business. KCAI encourages students internships as a means of academic and professional development.

Social practice internships in not-for-profit agencies help students develop skills they will need to become active, contributing members of their community. These skills include planning, resource management, communication, evaluation and more.

Classes for Your School or Community Group

The School for Continuing and Professional Studies will consider requests for classes through other organizations. Classes are offered for ages 6 through adult in both personal enrichment and professional development.

Donations

KCAI accepts both monetary support and in-kind donations of materials and equipment. If you wish to make a donation, please complete the partnership form.