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College students earn Chiefs Training Camp internships

A few dozen college students will spend the next few weeks at camp- Kansas City Chiefs Training Camp.

Posted: Jul 26, 2018 6:57 PM
Updated: Jul 26, 2018 7:21 PM

(ST. JOSEPH, Mo.)- A few dozen college students will spend the next few weeks at camp- Kansas City Chiefs Training Camp.

"We're kind of like a family of interns," Missour Western student Bayleigh Waters said. 

A few dozen college students will spend the next few weeks at camp- Kansas City Chiefs Training Camp.

For the last several years, students have come to St. Joseph to work the Chiefs Training Camp. 

"When I arrived at Missouri Western, I could tell that the Chiefs training camp internship program was a huge benefit to the university and our students," Intern coordinator Regan Dodd said. 

This year marks Dodd's fifth year as the internship coordinator- helping and guiding students, who come from the country to spend four week earning class credit working a professional football team's camp. 

"By the time you get done here, you've really experienced everything and you're a well-rounded person and really a great resume builder," Eureka College student Ryne Hammer said. 

Hammer is interning for the second time with training camp, and he's not the only one returning for another internship. 

"I decided to come back mainly to network with another group of people," Lincoln University student Nick Stegmann said.

 "It's just a great atmosphere and just a great place to get to learn starting off working in a professional organization," Northwest Missouri State student Trent Spinner said. 

Some students, who spend weeks interning, actually came to training camp long before ever entering the internship program.

"Been going here ever since it began and I always messed around with my dad, always pretending that it would be a dream to work at a camp like this and it's kind of amazing that I'm doing something like this," Missouri Western student Jack Taber said. 

It's only for a month, but the experience and opportunity is what makes the process worth it. 

"Being there watching them realize how important this is, watching them realize that once they get through this and achieve it and once they put in the hard work, it pays off," Dodd said. "There's no better feeling and I love being there to support them."

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