Student Life

SGA Offers Spring 2017 Internships in Lexington, Frankfort and Washington D.C.

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Oct. 12, 2016)  The University of Kentucky Student Government Association (UKSGA) is excited to announce that applications for 2017 spring semester internships in Lexington and Frankfort, Kentucky, and Washington, D.C. are now available.

Offices currently taking applications are listed below:

· U.S. Sen. Rand Paul;

· U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell (Washington, D.C.);

· U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell (Lexington Field Office);

· U.S. Congressman Hal Rogers (KY-5);

· U.S. Congressman Andy Barr (KY-6, Washington, D.C.);

· U.S. Congressman Andy Barr (KY-6, Lexington Field Office); and 

· Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes (Frankfort).

“Government internships can be beneficial for any student, regardless of major or program of study," said Gammon Fain, director of Government Relations. "Many offices, both legislative and executive, have staff positions relating to political operations, media, finance, management and marketing. You don't have to be a political science student to benefit from these internship opportunities by any means."

The interns selected will receive a stipend to help pay for some of the cost of living, working and commuting to the cities. Schedules will be discussed between the intern and their respective offices.

Along with the specific office’s application, students must also include the UKSGA Government Internship Program application, a cover letter addressed to the Student Government Selection Committee, and an updated résumé.

All application materials are to be received by 5 p.m. Monday, Oct. 24. Materials must be sealed and mailed or dropped off to the Student Government Office in room 351 of Blazer Dining. Contact Gammon Fain, director of Government Relations, at government@uksga.org or visit http://uksga.org for more information.

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