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Intern Opportunity - Data and Advanced Analytics

Type of Position: Unpaid Intern
Unit: Data, Research and Advanced Analytics


The Data, Research and Advanced Analytics team at Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education (CPE) streamlines data collection processes for Kentucky postsecondary campuses, provides information and action research to promote student success for KY residents, and supports policy analysis and research in the state of Kentucky.

This unpaid research internship program is designed to provide graduate level (masters and Ph.D.) students with an opportunity to work on evaluation and research projects focused on educational policy. The internship also provides valuable experience working for a Kentucky state government agency.

The research internship program goals are as follows:


The research 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 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 a first (phone) and second round (via zoom) of interviews prior to being notified of their acceptance into the program. 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 interview will be from Grace Dai, intern coordinator for the data unit. Please make sure to check your junk email or voice mail for communications from the Council during this process.



Last Updated 7/21/2020