FRANKFORT, Ky. — Students at Kentucky’s 19 nonprofit private colleges and universities interested in exploring public service as a career option are invited to apply for a Frankfort Semester Internship in the Kentucky state capital during the spring 2016 semester.
The program is sponsored by the Association of Independent Kentucky Colleges and Universities (AIKCU). Students interested in the program can learn more about it and obtain an application at http://aikcu.org/frankfortsemesterinternship.
Applications will be accepted online, or by mail, from Kentucky private college students in good academic standing regardless of their academic majors. Preference is given to juniors, but second semester sophomores and seniors will be considered. The application deadline is October 16, 2016. Interns for the 2016 class will be selected by late-November.
Those chosen for the program will spend the spring 2016 semester in Frankfort working 30 hours per week in either an executive branch state agency or related organization. Duties may include, but will not be limited to, legislative committee observation, research and/or program development. Interns must also complete two evening seminars focusing on Kentucky state government, legislative history and research. Interns receive a $2,500 stipend for the semester.
The AIKCU Frankfort Semester Internship program is tailored to give students an up-close look at state government while providing valuable work experience and the opportunity to consider public service as a career option. Nearly 150 students from Kentucky’s nonprofit private colleges and universities have completed the program since its inception in 2000.
Inquiries about any facet of the program may be addressed to Richard Wilson, AIKCU’s intern coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org.