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Intern Opportunity - Communications


The Office of Communications is responsible for shaping and executing communications strategies for the Council, advancing key priorities of the President, and showcasing the work of the agency to broad audiences. It also oversees the Council’s communications channels, including the website and social media accounts, President’s newsletter and Policy Insight blog, guides media engagement, and provides strategic support to other units.

This unpaid internship provides college students with an opportunity to work with an award-winning communications team and gain a real-world experience working with a public education agency in Kentucky state government.

Goals of the internship include:


Communications interns are able to:


Length and Timeline for Internship

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis, but it’s recommended that students apply several months prior to their desired start date. Although interns may start at any time of the year as negotiated between the supervisor and intern, semester start dates are preferable (summer, fall and spring). The minimum timeframe is one semester (10 hours per week). Remote work is available for this position.  

Selection Process

Viable applicants will be selected for an interview by phone for the first interview and by Zoom for the second interview. Applicants who are selected then have one week to either accept or decline the internship offer.

Application Instructions

All interested applicants must submit the following application materials in one email to with the subject line, "Response to Intern Announcement":

You will receive a confirmation of receipt from within one to three days of sending. However, follow-up communication to set up an interview will be from Sue Patrick, chief communications officer. Please make sure to check your junk email or voice mail for communications from the Council during this process.

Last Updated 10/7/2020