Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education

Research Intern - Academic Excellence and Student Success Team

Application Due Date:  May 20, 2023 
Location:  Remote position. Applicant must reside in Kentucky.  
Term:  2023 summer term; five weeks with flexibility to begin in June or July 
Time commitment:  100 hours (maximum of 20 hours per week) 
Compensation:  $15/hr 

About the Council 

The Council on Postsecondary Education (CPE) is Kentucky’s higher education coordinating agency committed to strengthening our workforce, economy, and quality of life. We do this by guiding the continuous improvement and efficient operation of a high-quality, diverse, and accessible system of postsecondary education. 


The Academic Excellence and Student Success team at the Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education (CPE) is tasked with institutional program review, student success efforts, and a focus on implementing the statewide postsecondary strategic agenda. 

 Working with both campus faculty, staff, administrators as well as students and employers, CPE has compiled a list of essential skills that students need to be successful after graduation. Ideally, general education and academic program curricula are intentional and scaffolded to provide opportunities for students to not only be introduced to these essential concepts, but to build upon them over the course of their college careers. In addition, experiences outside the classroom, such as participation in student groups and experiential learning activities, also contribute to a holistic, integrated educational experience that leads to the attainment of these essential skills.  More information can be found at Kentucky Graduate Profile - Ky. Council on Postsecondary Education. 

Job Responsibilities 

This paid research internship program is designed to provide undergraduate level students with an opportunity to do research and find resources related to the essential skills that are a part of the Kentucky Graduate Profile. The internship also provides valuable experience working for a Kentucky state government agency.  

Preferred Qualifications 

Application Instructions 

Interested applicants should submit the following application materials at 

Required Documents

Applicants may then be selected for at least one virtual interview prior to being notified of their acceptance into the program.  

If you are unable to apply through the form above, please email materials to 

Last Updated: 5/5/2023