YEP KC (Young Entrepreneurs Program, Kansas City) is a hands-on internship program for high school students that focuses on entrepreneurial thinking and development through practical experience. The working experience and exposure each student will acquire during their time with YEP KC makes this an internship program unlike any other. 

As part of YEP KC, you’ll be paired with local business leaders to explore your interests and unlock your potential. You will have the opportunity to directly interact with serial entrepreneurs such as Sandy Kemper (C2FO CEO), Toby Rush (Eye Verify CEO) and Gary Fish (FishTech CEO).  This internship offers a unique rotating schedule that will allow students to gain experience with multiple well-respected startups in the KC area. The program offers an opportunity for high engagement with leadership teams, as well as an opportunity to network with other students and KC professionals. 

Like money?  In addition to the invaluable experience, you’ll receive $500 weekly compensation and a $5,000 college scholarship at the end of the summer.  Best of all, you'll become a lifetime member of the YEP KC alumni network made up of mentors, past students and the most creative minds in Kansas City. 

The YEP KC program goes beyond a typical internship to provide you with these unique opportunities that will lay the foundation for your future as a KC entrepreneur. 


Learn something

YEP KC partners with local high-growth companies in the Kansas City area to offer students opportunities to learn from professionals in a variety of fields, including engineering, marketing, product management, sales, finance and analytics. To see a list of current companies with whom we’re partnering, click here.


Do something

As part of YEP KC, you’ll work closely with cross-functional teams to problem-solve and put your stamp on real-world projects. Along the way, you’ll meet and work closely with other students from schools across the community.


Be something

YEP KC is for students who want to make a difference in their community and their world by way of entrepreneurship. Our hope is that this program and the people you meet and work alongside will inspire you to follow your passion and make an impact.