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Apply to attend the Eighth Annual Bright Future Employment Fair

The City of Kansas City, Mo., invites residents ages 16 and older interested in paid internship positions to apply to attend the Eighth Annual Bright Future Employment Fair.

The fair will take place Saturday, April 14 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Kansas City Convention Center, 301 W. 13th St.

Those interested in attending must apply and submit a resume online at by Monday, March 5.

"The Bright Future Employment Program is a great way for our community’s young people to hone important job skills and build their professional resumes. I hope our residents take advantage of this unique opportunity and I look forward to meeting a new group of Bright Future Interns," said Mayor Sly James.

The Bright Future program has provided more than 3,500 area residents with paid part-time, full-time and internship opportunities since its inception in 2005.

“I started working in First District Councilman Scott Wagner’s office last summer as a Bright Future intern and that experience led me to my current internship in the Office of the Mayor,” said Erin Mullally, Bright Future intern and Engage KC Board co-chair. “The Bright Future Program allowed me the opportunity to gain valuable practical experience in local government. It was a great way to network and connect with people who were key contacts in helping me start my career in law and public policy.”

The City’s Office of Civic and Community Engagement will also provide a Resume Preparation Seminar on Saturday, March 31 to assist residents with resume techniques and interviewing tools.

In addition, the Engage KC Leadership Board is sponsoring an ongoing professional attire clothing drive for applicants. To set up a time to donate professional attire, contact Engage KC Co-Chair Erin Mullally at or at 816-513-6570.

For media inquiries or more information, please contact Roosevelt Lyons, Office of Mayor Sly James, at 816-513-6576 or


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