Applications for the Spring 2014 Frankfort Semester Internship Program will be available early in the fall 2013 semester.
The Frankfort Semester Internship Program is a major AIKCU initiative that seeks to enhance students’ academic, civic, and professional skills through internship experiences, public policy symposia, academic seminars and exposure to the ideas and perspectives of a variety of notable citizens. Participating students live, work and study in Frankfort during the spring semester under the guidance of AIKCU intern coordinator Richard Wilson, a longtime higher education reporter and bureau chief for the Louisville Courier-Journal and a member of the Kentucky Journalism Hall of Fame.
In even-numbered years, students have traditionally worked in the legislative arena either directly for legislators or in related organizations – responding to constituent inquiries, assisting in the crafting and passage of legislation, tracking bills, and performing other duties integral to the legislative process. In odd-numbered years, students are placed in a variety of administrative offices within state state government.
The 30 hour per week internship is enhanced by an academic component consisting of two upper division evening seminars. Interns will be eligible for up to fifteen hours of classroom credit in accordance with their home campus’s policies. Interns receive a monthly living stipend during their internship experience.
Interested students may apply online or download the 2013 AIKCU Frankfort Semester Internship application.
Read this profile of the 2012 intern class. Or check out the videos below to see what previous interns have to say about the program: