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.

Employers and Internships Hosts

Those interested in connecting with KCAI students and alumni for job and internship opportunities may sign up for a free account through the Professional Practice Center Portal powered by 12Twenty.

You can post the following opportunities for students on The Portal

  • Jobs
  • Internships
  • Freelance Opportunities
  • Requests for Commissions
  • Volunteer Opportunities

Visit the Portal

Other Partnership

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

KCAI works with our community in the following ways:

Submit these opportunities via The Portal

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 student internships as a means of academic and professional development.

Volunteer Opportunities

Your organization can offer volunteer work opportunities to students.

Requests for Commissions and Freelance Opportunities

Our students have many talents. Individuals may post creative projects to hire KCAI students or alumni.  Companies wishing to commission students should submit the request through the Partnership Form for consideration for a Sponsored Studios partnership.

Submit these opportunities via the Partnership Form

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.

Artist Opportunities

Exhibit student work in your place of business or get your call to artists in front of our students and alumni. KCAI promotes local, national, and international calls for artists, requests for proposals, residencies, grants, and fellowships.

Donations

KCAI accepts both monetary support and in-kind donations of materials and equipment.