Advertised Positions

Louisville Metro Internship Program

This internship provides U of L students the opportunity to work and learn in a hands-on legislative office in local government.

2018 Louisville Metro Internship Program Flyer

2018 Louisville Metro Internship Program Application

The National Council on U.S. - Arab Relations

The National Council on U.S.-Arab Relations is accepting applications for their summer internship program, May 29 – August 3, 2018 in Washington, DC. It offers undergraduate and graduate students a ten-week professional, academic, and career opportunity internship in the nation's capital. The program features a demanding mix of professional involvement, intellectual challenge, career exploration, and cultural encounters designed to provide interns with a rich and varied experience during their time in Washington.

Visit for more info.

Conservative/Libertarian Campaign Opportunities

Across the commonwealth, campaigns are rallying their supporters for elections spanning from local city council to federal congressional seats. These campaigns will be a great opportunity for individuals to gain experience in a fast-paced setting. Working on a campaign can offer students the opportunity to make new professional connections, improve their communication skills, and become more involved in their local community.

Political Consultant Sebastian Torres is recruiting students who are interested in interning on a political campaign in Kentucky in the next few months.  Interested students can email him at, or fill out the google docs form below.  It has three political questions that are used to match the student with a like-minded campaign.

Kentucky Campaign Internship Form

The Kentucky Home Birth Coalition

The Kentucky Home Birth Coalition, an organization working on policy, legislation, and lobbying in the state, is looking for a political science student to intern with them. Terrific opportunity to get policy experience at the state level. Contact Mary Kathryn DeLodder: for more information or visit

Republican Party of Kentucky Internship Program

Specifically for our summer session, we will be selecting individuals to work from our headquarters in Frankfort, KY, a few blocks away from the State Capitol. During this internship, students will have an opportunity to experience all sides of a political operation from the communications department, to the finance department and the data department. We will encourage students to learn from our seasoned professionals about how a political operation is built during an election year. Students will be asked to utilize skills they've learned in school and their extracurricular activities to apply to projects involving research, writing, event preparation, and developing grassroots organization. 

We will also be offering a distance internship opportunity for students to work from home. This opportunity will be focused mainly on research and developing critical thinking skills when it comes to the political environment in which we exist. This opportunity is limited to students who are Kentucky residents that live out of state or live in the far reaches of the state. 

It is in these activities that we hope students will get the opportunity to learn more about the behind-the-scenes of what it is like to be civically engaged. It requires teamwork, leadership, and a strong devotion to achieving a goal developed by a team of individual thinkers and leaders.

Please have any interested students use the attached application, which they should then send in to once completed. Applications will be accepted through the interview period.

We will be conducting interviews from April 30 through May 11 in our main offices in Frankfort or via phone, depending on the student's availability and will notify all by May 15 of their status with the internship program. 

Any questions please contact: ( 

For more information and to download the application click here.

Top Shelf Lobby

Top Shelf Lobby is seeking interns for the 2018 Kentucky General Assembly (January - April 2018). This is a competitive internship, which may offer a stipend based on experience and time put it. Applicants should be gifted communicators. Top Shelf Internships offer hands-on experience in the Kentucky General Assembly, and provide real world experience in the world of Lobbying and Public Affairs. We will work with your University schedule but you must be able to commute to Frankfort, KY. Top Shelf Lobby is recognized in Kentucky as the Top Lobbying firm by the Southern Political Report. Please send a letter of interest and resume to

Kentucky Secretary of State Internship

We are very excited to announce that we are now accepting applications for our 2017 Fall Internship Class! As Secretary of State, Secretary Grimes serves as the Chief Official for Elections, Business, and Civic Engagement, which will allow for students to gain a wide variety of experience in government.

The deadline to apply for a fall internship is Monday, July 31st, 2017. For more information, you can visit our website.  If you should have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to our office.

The application can be found here.

Thank you,
Griffin Gillis

Griffin Link Gillis
Intern Coordinator
Office of Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes
700 Capital Avenue
State Capitol, Suite 152
Frankfort, KY 40601
Office: (502) 564-3490

Office of the Governor Internship

An internship in the Governor’s Office is an invaluable experience for motivated, well-qualified college students with an interest in public policy. It’s a chance to gain real-world experience and acquire a unique perspective on the workings of government, as well as an opportunity to contribute meaningfully to the process. Along the way, you will sharpen your leadership skills, communication skills and perhaps discover a rewarding career option.

Persons seeking to serve the Commonwealth in an internship position within the Office of the Governor should complete the following application process.

How to Apply:

Step 1:Complete the application and save a copy to a secure location on your computer.

Step 2: Click HERE (or within the application) to open an email to the Office of the Governor. Attach a cover letter, your resume and your completed application and send.

Contact Us:

Questions regarding internships within the Office of the Governor should be directed to

Frankfort Legislative Internship Program

The Frankfort Legislative Internship Program was established to provide University of Louisville students with an opportunity to work and learn in a hands on legislative environment. Each year around 25 students participate in this program to learn about leadership responsibilities as well as develop legislative process skills. The interns work in individual legislator’s offices and assist with their activities and work functions.

The Human Trafficking Institute

The Human Trafficking Institute launches its Douglass Fellows program, inspired by Frederick Douglass’s commitment to freedom, education, law enforcement, and advocacy. This program will provide an opportunity for law students and exceptional graduate and undergraduate students to participate in a nine-month fellowship focused on providing resources to those currently combating human trafficking around the globe and developing future leaders in the anti-human trafficking movement.

Douglass Fellows Program to Develop Future Anti-Trafficking Leaders

Kentucky Democratic Party

The Kentucky Democratic Party is once again offering an Internship Program.  Several positions are available in the areas of field, fundraising, research, and communications.  We will attempt to place each intern into an appropriate position based on strength and interest.This program is a valuable opportunity for college students to learn more about the internal workings of a political party.  These are unpaid positions, but you may be eligible for course credit.

To apply, please fill out the application form and mail your resume and transcript to Kentucky Democratic Headquarters P.O. Box 694, Frankfort, KY 40602 or email the documents to

Thank you for your consideration and if you have any further questions, contact Katie French at the Kentucky Democratic Party at (502) 695-4828.

Thank you,
Charles E. Moore
Chair, Kentucky Democratic Party

Paid Internship with the Kentucky Personnel Cabinet

The Kentucky Personnel Cabinet is seeking qualified applicants for its Summer Internship Program. The Kentucky State Government is the largest employer in the state with 31,000 employees. The Cabinet administers the state healthcare plan, worker’s compensation program, the state safety program, as well as providing legal and human resources assistance to all state entities. The Cabinet has 214 employees and our office is located in Frankfort, Kentucky, a beautiful small town in the Bluegrass region.

Our internship offers an applicant the opportunity to conduct research, engage and learn from government professionals, and be involved in drafting policy initiatives related to health insurance, personnel, workers’ compensation, or other Cabinet matters. Interns will be able to rotate through various divisions within the Cabinet and learn first-hand the intricacies and complexity of government administration from ground zero. Interns may also be assigned to assist our legal office, giving the applicant the opportunity to see the full procedural scope of employment law.

This position requires a certain amount of creativity and attention to detail. We are looking more for someone who is interested in problem solving, and is capable of comprehending a complex issue and articulating a clear solution. Additional job details and tasks will become available closer to the start date.

For more information or to apply, please contact:

Greg Ladd, Executive Advisor
Kentucky Personnel Cabinet
501 High Street
Frankfort, KY 40601

Internship with the Office of Councilman Brandon Coan

Councilman Brandon Coan, who represents Metro Council District 8, is looking for candidates for a Spring 2018 paid internship.
Individuals should be interested in the intersection of local government and urban planning. Responsibilities will include assisting in the execution of Councilman Coan’s strategic plan; as well as helping with day to day office functions, including tracking service requests and their outcomes, answering phones, maintaining constituent database and finding new ways to connect and engage with constituents. Must be creative, have strong organizational skills and attention to detail. Strong Excel skills and facility with social media platforms a plus. Internship will total 200 hours and ideally intern will be able to work 20 hours per week starting on or after January 8th. If interested, please send your resume and cover letter to Jasmine Masterson at by close of business, December 15.

Senator Mitch McConnell Internship

Senator McConnell has a paid internship opportunity available in his Louisville, KY office.  Interns will be provided a hands on experience in a fast-paced office that will provide them with a working knowledge of how the federal government operates. 

Please send your resume to the Director of Constituent Services, Mr. Patrick T. Foster, at  He can also be reached at (502) 582-6304 if you have additional questions about the internship.

Internship Program - Congressman John Yarmuth

Interns in Congressman John Yarmuth's office will be afforded the opportunity to gain first-hand knowledge of how government works while receiving college credit.  We offer a fast-paced and active office in which motivated college students can take advantage of vast and diverse opportunities and learn about the role a Congressional District Office plays in the community.

  • Gain knowledge in the services offered through a Congressional Office as a liaison with federal agencies (i.e. Social Security, Veterans Affairs, IRS).
  • Training in our constituent services software to assist in logging and processing constituent requests.
  • Understanding the role of a Congressional office as it relates to other local and state governmental and non-governmental agencies.
  • Constituent contact via phone, mail and in person training in determination of appropriate response (casework vs. legislative vs. non-federal).

Passport Processing

  • Procedures for contacting the U.S. Department of State.
  • Training in required forms and documents for expedited passport processing.
  • When congressional passport expedition is appropriate/necessary.
  • Receipt and delivery of U.S. Passports.
  • Opportunity to work with the local U.S. Postal Service.

Community Outreach

  • Opportunity to participate in Congressional sponsored events and events hosted by other organizations within the District.
  • Experience a Naturalization Ceremony in a role as a Congressional Staffer.
  • Represent the Congressional Office at monthly "Community Conversation" events hosted by the Mayor's Office.

Additional Information:

  • Minimum of 8 hours per week.  Some Friday hours preferred.
  • Opening is available immediately.  Probationary period in the fall, with possibility of academic credit in the Spring semester.
  • Professional Appearance
  • Free Parking
  • Opportunity for lunch with Congressman Yarmuth

For more information contact Judy Look (502) 582-5129.

Project Vote Smart

Project Vote Smart is a national, non-partisan, non-profit political research library located in the Montana Rockies.  We are currently accepting applications for our year round internships National Internship Program. This is an especially great opportunity for recent graduates. This year we are excited to announce our new online application system where students can now submit their applications completely electronically, expediting the review and acceptance process! To apply online or to get more information about Project Vote Smart, please visit Thanks to the generous support of our members across the country, we are once again able to offer the Barry Goldwater scholarship to all accepted students. This scholarship provides room and board for the duration of the student’s 10 week internship at our headquarters, the Great Divide Ranch in Montana. Through our internships,  students will have a unique opportunity to be involved with the political process, while enjoying one of the most spectacular places on earth. Our internship will give you the chance to provide millions of people with factual, unbiased information, as well as the opportunity to stroll around pristine lakes and rivers, hike throughout the Rocky Mountains, or ski some of the best slopes in the country.  Our internships, as with all the other areas of the organization, focus on the end product: providing voters with pertinent, factual information on presidential, congressional, gubernatorial, and state legislative candidates and elected officials. For students, this means a hands-on internship with significant opportunities for learning and growth. In fact, more than 90 percent of the information that Project Vote Smart provides is researched, entered, and checked by interns and volunteers.

For more information about this opportunity contact Jasmine Farrier with any questions at 502-852-3310 or via email at .

Kentucky Common Cause Internship

The work would involve keeping track of the Federal Stimulus Funds coming into Kentucky. It also may involve watching over voter issues in elections.  Computer skills would be an advantage. Anyone interested should contact me. Thank you for your assistance. Richard Beliles, State Chair of Common Cause of Kentucky, 502-228-1534.

Consider an internship with the World Affairs Council of Kentucky and Southern Indiana!

The mission of the World Affairs Council of Kentucky & Southern Indiana (WAC) is to promote cross-cultural awareness, education and tolerance through nonpartisan discussions on current international issues. We accomplish our mission by organizing and bringing high-quality international programming to our area.

An internship with the WAC provides students with the opportunity to gain experience in a wide variety of areas, including international affairs through interaction with international visitors, community engagement, educational programs and office administration.

Expectations for all interns:

  • Schedule must be flexible to WAC office hours (Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.)
  • Basic knowledge of administrative tasks (i.e. e-mail, answering phones, Microsoft Word and Excel).
  • Casual dress unless assisting with meetings or events in which professional attire is appropriate.
  • Promote teamwork by sharing ideas, impressions, and suggestions with WAC staff.
  • Enjoy the volunteering and cross-cultural experience!

Focus: Administration Intern

As an Administration Intern, you will have the opportunity to develop strong organizational, communication, and computer skills; practical skills that are necessary for any work. The intern will have the following responsibilities:

  • Prepare various spreadsheets as requested
  • Maintain record and filing (virtual) of membership and program resources
  • Assist in event preparations and logistics
  • Answer the phone and make calls to vendors as requested
  • Preparing documents for meetings – copying, collating, ensure good presentation, etc.
  • Work with Executive Director and other staff on specific administrative tasks as assigned

Focus: Marketing & Communications

Assist with events preparation and marketing efforts. Responsibilities will include:

  • Support planning and development of programs.
  • Participate in discussions about ideas to improve marketing outreach.
  • Assist with brochures, flyers and other marketing materials.
  • Support public relations efforts including press releases, newspaper editorials, email blasts, publications, and mailings for other special events.
  • Perform administrative tasks as assigned.

Focus: International Visitors Program (3 available)

As an International Visitors Program (IVP) Intern, you will have the following responsibilities:

  • Assist WAC staff with logistical arrangements of international visitors’ cultural and professional program.
  • Arrange hotel and home-stay accommodations.
  • Greet visitors at the airport and assist in their departure.
  • Research professional appointments and internships.
  • Research and develop cultural activities for participants.
  • Participate in cross-cultural activities with visitors and staff.
  • Accompany international delegations to meetings and site visits.
  • Perform administrative tasks as requested.

Focus: Education Program

As an Education Program Intern, you will have the following responsibilities:

  • Research education programs from across other councils in the US.
  • Work closely with the Executive Director in developing a global education program.
  • Assist in work related to proposed Education Consortium.
  • Reach out to relevant stakeholders for education efforts as requested.
  • Perform other tasks as assigned.

To apply to become an intern with the World Affairs Council of Kentucky & Southern Indiana, please fill out and send the Internship Application, your resume, and cover letter to or World Affairs Council, 2500 Montgomery Street, Suite 6, Louisville, KY 40212.

*Internship applications are accepted year-round on a rolling basis. WAC is always interested in volunteer and intern assistance!

Paid U of L Sustainability Internships available in 2017-18

Know students with a passion for advancing environmental, social & economic stewardship on campus? Please let them know that UofL’s Sustainability Council will offer paid internships in 2017-18. Interns work up to 10 hours/week for $11/hour throughout the year on tangible projects developed with supervisors from the Council. Positions available include: Zero Waste Intern, and Sustainability Communications Intern. Applications due August 23rd.

Details & Application Instructions:

Two Internship Opportunities with Partnership for a Green City at UofL

Cool Infrastructure Mapping Intern

The Partnership for a Green City, a sustainability collaboration of Louisville Metro Government, Jefferson County Public Schools, Jefferson Community & Technical College and the University of Louisville are seeking interns to work on Urban Heat Island Research that will benefit the community while also earning course credit. Interns will be supervised by the Partnership Director, Brent Fryrear. 

The goal for this internship is to create GIS layers to create a map that allows the public to find out where urban heat island (UHI) mitigation strategies (cool roofs, vegetated roofs, cool pavement, pervious pavement, etc.) are in place.  This GIS layer will be used for outreach and education purposes and demonstration projects to interested property owners, building owners as well as quantification of projects within Louisville Metro.

Experience - Student applicants will need GIS knowledge and experience, an understanding of how to deal with professionals in the facilities development and management field, and some work experience.

GIS Student(s) will likely be housed in JCTC’s Southwest Campus with Vince DiNoto. 

Interns should be college or graduate students from the Louisville area or at home in Louisville for the summer.

Hours generally 20 hours a week for a total required for coursework (e.g. 180 hours for a 3-hr course) for 9 weeks.

Skillset -
GIS knowledge
Basic research concepts
Basic science and math skills (define further)
Organizational skills
Students should be willing to learn software – examples: Collector or Citizen Science – and willing to learn Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) and Global Positioning System (GPS) devices, although cell phones may be adequate for locating mitigation projects as well as an infrared (IR) thermometer and Forward Looking Infrared Radiometer (FLIR) camera (as available).

Tasks -
Develop inventory/ID data
Green roof inventory
White roof/Cool roof (aerial imagery)
PGC partner info on mitigation projects
UHI Study data
MSD green infrastructure data

Cool Infrastructure Field Data Gathering and Case Study Documentation Intern

The Partnership for a Green City, a sustainability collaboration of Louisville Metro Government, Jefferson County Public Schools, Jefferson Community & Technical College and the University of Louisville are seeking interns to work on Urban Heat Island Research that will benefit the community while also earning course credit. Interns will be supervised by the Partnership Director, Brent Fryrear. 

The goal for this internship is to document successful applications of cool infrastructure projects within Louisville Metro; noting lessons learned, data collection efforts, materials used, costs, challenges, contacts, etc.  Student Interns will need basic research and writing skills

The case studies will be used for outreach and education, demonstration to interested building/property owners, preliminary quantification and other associated uses with the Louisville Metro UHI Mitigation Plan.

Experience - Student applicants will need GIS knowledge and experience, an understanding of how to deal with professionals in the facilities development and management field, and some work experience.

This student or students will likely be housed in UofL’s Geography & Geosciences with the researcher – Dr. David Howarth. 

Interns should be college or graduate students from the Louisville area or at home in Louisville for the summer.

Hours generally 20 hours a week for a total required for coursework (e.g. 180 hours for a 3-hr course) for 9 weeks.

Skillset -
Basic research concepts
Basic science and math skills
Communications/written and oral
Organizational skills

Tasks -
Data gathering
Layout/web design

 For consideration, please submit a resume and cover letter, along with the credit hours and coursework sought to Brent Fryrear, Partnership for a Green City,

Summer Internship with Taylor, Siefker, Williams Design Group

Private sector design and planning company with a fantastic reputation
For more info, and to apply visit:

Internship with Habitat for Humanity: Community Engagement Intern

Supervisor: Lisa Dettlinger, Community Development Resource Coordinator

Time Commitment: 8-16 hrs/week, depending on  schedule

Time Frame: Beginning now through Fall 2017 (Will consider extended internships)

Compensation: Unpaid. Habitat for Humanity endeavors to provide opportunities for growth and development of our interns including attending  organizational meetings and social events. We are willing to work with institutions for credit hour compensation.

Position Overview

The Community Engagement intern will assist in the program planning, development and facilitation of “Love Your Neighborhood” events and implementation of the Community Action Plan. This position is for those interested in gaining experience in nonprofit program planning, event planning, Habitat for Humanity homeowner community engagement and supporter and community partner engagement. This position will also support the candidate in effectively communicating messages around affordable housing and homeownership to support the mission and strategic vision of Habitat for Humanity of Metro Louisville.

 To promote success in this position, interns will receive training in a variety of areas, including but not limited to: advocacy, organizing, community outreach, developing partnerships, lojic mapping, identifying housing needs and appropriate housing solutions.

Essential Functions 

  • Co-plan and facilitate Habitat for Humanity homeowner engagement meetings
  • Maintain supporter and partner database
  • Support  Volunteer Coordinator with volunteer recruitment and information
  • Organize materials and supplies for events
  • Attend planning and partnership meetings
  • Assist in communicating with homeowners, stakeholders and partners
  • Contribute to work plan and responsibilities
  • Distribute information to residents and stakeholders in event areas
  • Oversee and work a critical function during the events.
  • Assist staff with special projects on as-needed basis
  • Document completed hours and events on weekly basis

 Minimum Qualifications

  • Commitment to mission of Habitat for Humanity of Metro Louisville
  • Strong written and communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Commitment to confidentiality, honesty and ethics
  • Computer experience (MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Ability to initiate and complete tasks in a timely manner

·Experience working in collaboration with other individuals and community organizations helpful.

Paid Summer Internship in Baltimore City Government

Baltimore City’s Bureau of the Budget and Management Research is recruiting for a Summer 2017 internship. The position is open to part-time or full-time graduate students. This internship is a paid, 12-week commitment throughout the summer (June 2017 to August 2017), 40 hours per week, for a total of 480 hours. Applications are due on March 1st by 5PM EST.  Also visit the website to learn more about the program and see testimonials from former interns.

Contact Kirsten Silveira with any questions.

Internship for Community Engagement and Development with Americana World Community Center

The Americana World Community Center is a non-profit organization, which provides a spectrum of services for the refugee, immigrant, and low-income residents of Metro Louisville. These educational services enable people, both young and old, to discover and utilize resources to build strong families, create a safe, supportive community and realize their individual potential.

Last year, Americana served more than 5,000 refugee, immigrant, and low-income participants representing over 100 countries. Our services for adults currently include ESL, GED, and citizenship classes, access to family coaching, free tax services, and a community garden. For our youth we over an after-school program, college and career readiness classes, an early childhood program, a summer camp, ESL classes, and extracurricular activities such as garden club and yoga. These services are aimed at helping individuals take advantage of the opportunities and resources available to them in order to build strong families, create a safe, supportive community, and realize their potential.

This internship will provide a complete introduction to development in the nonprofit sector. The intern selected will have an opportunity to write a grant proposal, help plan an event, engage the community with compelling storytelling, and present accurate and important statistics showing the benefits of the programming.  Americana believes that is vital to engage with and know the program participants to be a productive member of the staff team and to effectively share Americana’s message across the broader community. To that end, the intern will participate in Americana’s summer youth programming and other programming as opportunities are identified.

This work will challenge the individual to be creative and thoughtful in their work. They will have the opportunity to interact with the refugee and immigrant population and gain a better understanding of issues immigrants and refugees face. The intern will be working both independently and collaboratively with the Director of Development and other staff members. The intern will also be invited to meet and work with the newly formed young professional board, the Americana Ambassadors.

Job Description

The intern will work directly under the Director of Development. The Director of Development is responsible for community engagement, including social media, local advocacy and volunteering, grants management, fundraisers and events, leading the young professional board, and overseeing the giving program and expanding the donor base. The intern will have an opportunity to help in all of these components.

The intern will be responsible for the following:

 •  Complete a storytelling project - The intern will work with the younger participants to tell their story in an interesting way to share with the community. For example, they could organize an art project or photo essay and then decide how to present it to the public. The intern will have an opportunity to work with the participants during the summer program which will be Monday through Thursday in June and July.

 •  Research and submit one grant – The intern will have the opportunity to learn how to find grant opportunities as well as how to write a grant with guidance from the Director of Development. They will be tasked with finding a grant that Americana Community Center has not applied for and submit a proposal.

 •  Help plan an event – The intern will work directly with the Director of Development to plan a new or already existing event to raise funds and/or awareness.

The allotted time between the different tasks will be determined through discussions with the intern and will depend on his/her preference. The Director of Development will help guide the prioritization of their responsibilities during his/her supervision. They will also be encouraged to spend some time with the younger participants in the Summer Program which takes place 8am-4pm Monday through Thursday.

 5.  Management Goals:

Expectations of the intern include ability and willingness to take initiative and work independently and the ability to accurately examine and analyze information and to develop goals and recommendations. The intern will be encouraged to think creatively and to make suggestions. The intern will also need to be able to work in an office setting with moderate noise due to computers, printers, and people moving about. Americana will be seeking a motivated candidate who has experience or interest in the fields of refugee and immigrant.

 6.  Special Job Requirements:

The successful intern will be highly motivated, effective at working independently as well as in small teams, creative and detail oriented. Strong writing and communications skills are essential and writing and samples may be requested by the organization during the interview process. 

Candidates with strong analytical skills (gathering and analyzing information comprehensively) and problem solving skills are preferred.   Flexibility and organization are also key skills. Candidate must have the patience and flexibility to work cross-culturally and with a diverse group of people who are often communicating in their second or third language. Computer literate in Microsoft Office is a must.  Bi-lingual is helpful, but not required.

The intern will need to provide their own transportation to Americana Community Center every workday. Please note Americana Community Center is on a bus route.

Please send all inquiries and resumes to Clare Rutz

Internship with the Americana Center Community Garden

Work with Community Garden Coordinator to: 

· Prepare and implement environmental education lessons in After School Program (two evenings a week) and/or Summer Program (four days a week)

· Maintain Children’s Garden

· Oversee community garden plots, tools, and resources

· Connect adult gardeners with education and resources to promote their growth as producers (through practical workshops, meetings, speakers, winter training series, etc.)

· Promote environmental sustainability and nutritional literacy within the Americana community

· Coordinate volunteers for garden projects

· Cultivate partnerships with other local organizations in the pursuit of creating a just food economy in Louisville

 If interested please contact

Paid Internship with TARC

Internship with the Transit Authority of the River City to develop TARC’s sustainability metrics.  It will most likely begin with establishing a greenhouse gas baseline for the agency using utility information for buildings and emissions data for the fleet of vehicles.

For more information and to apply contact MUP/MPA graduate Greg Hobin at

Sustainability Internship With Louisville Metro Facilities Management

Facilities Management department is hiring an intern this summer (unpaid) to help Metro implement an energy management software and identify opportunities for energy savings.

Internship with Louisville Metro Planning and Design Services

The Louisville Metro Department of Planning and Design Services (PDS) is responsible for administering the policies, programs and regulations that guide the city’s development. Staff review development plans, oversee design overlays and historic preservation programs, and advise the Planning Commission, Board of Zoning Adjustment and the Historic Landmarks and Preservation Districts Commission on decisions affecting the built environment.

PDS is currently looking for help creating a new National Community Standard for planning data for Open Data portals.

We are looking for a dedicated student to help us with the benchmarking research necessary to create a national Open Data standard for planning permit data. The student would be able to lead the research and get support from professionals in Louisville Metro Government as needed. There will also be opportunities to present this work locally and, potentially, nationally.

This internship may involve work in other areas of Planning & Design Services as needed to fulfill requirements for course credit by your institution of learning.

For more information or to request an interview, please contact:

Joe Reverman, AICP
Assistant Director
Louisville Metro Planning & Design Services
444 S. 5th St., Suite 300
Louisville, KY 40202
(502) 574-6246

Impact Intern Position with the Fund for the Arts

The Fund for the Arts seeks an Impact intern who reports to the Impact Officer and works in conjunction with the Fund for the Arts staff. The Intern will assist with administrative and managerial tasks, including measurement, tracking and evaluation of the impact of the Arts on this community. In addition, he or she will assist in the processes and procedures for data and metrics management and management and evaluation of the Fund for the Arts programs in schools and community centers.

In addition, the intern will provide support to the project manager for Imagine 2025: Louisville’s Arts Master Plan, which will present an aspirational and actionable blueprint to elevate Louisville’s standing as a national Arts and culture community and destination – attracting talent, business and visitors, driving impact in education, and improving the quality of life and place for our residents.  Imagine 2025 will create a plan for collective action, aligning with community priorities and community initiatives such as the Greater Louisville Project, GLI’s Advantage Louisville, Jefferson County Public Schools, Greater Louisville Convention & Visitors Bureau and Metro Louisville’s Strategic Plan.

Intern may be expected to attend Fund for the Arts events and monitor programming preparations. Intern must effectively communicate with Fund for the Arts’ Cultural Partner organizations, donors, and community at-large. Background in urban planning, community development, urban studies, data analytics, or related field is preferred.


  • Coordinate and evaluate Fund for the Arts programs to bring the Arts into schools, community centers, aging care facilities, etc.
  • Establish processes and procedures for data management across the sector
  • Assist with peer city comparisons to support the development of Imagine 2025
  • Grant writing and reporting support for restricted programs
  • Maintain and update database maintenance and updating

Requirements: Proficiency with Microsoft Office, strong verbal and written communication skills, experience in applied measurement and evaluation as well as statistical analysis, experience in applied social science research

Anyone interested in the positions please contact MUP/MPA alumni Kat Abner at or 502-582-0127.

KFTC Development Intern

Kentuckians For The Commonwealth, a well established and respected statewide citizens social justice organization, is accepting applications for Development Interns. The role of the Development Intern will be to work with the Development Director to implement the grassroots fundraising and membership recruitment and renewal program including emphasis on leadership development, community events and outreach, major gifts and pledge programs, and organizational sales.

Introduction to KFTC

Kentuckians For The Commonwealth is a community of people taking action for justice. We work with people to organize in their home communities and across the state. We help everyday community members become extraordinary community leaders. We support community leaders as they build effective organizations. Together, we win important issue campaigns.

Kentuckians For The Commonwealth is an organization whose structure, priorities, and approach to change are based upon a handful of core beliefs and values. We believe that social, economic, and political justice are possible and can be won in this country through non-violent means. We believe that many different yet complementary methods must be employed to achieve this change and that the most critical is the active and informed participation by average citizens in public decision-making, especially those people impacted and oppressed by powerful institutions and circumstances. We believe that individuals are important, but lasting change is created by stable, ambitious, and courageous organizations. We believe that credible organizations must win tangible victories that impact the daily lives of the communities and people they serve. We believe that only by overcoming discrimination through education and practice can we realize broad social change and that we can create change by learning, teaching, modeling, and finally demanding real democracy in form and spirit.

Reflecting these beliefs and the circumstances in Kentucky, our members have built Kentuckians For The Commonwealth. We are a statewide citizens social justice organization, democratically controlled by a diverse membership made up of low and moderate income Kentuckians. Our members are organized in chapters, local organizations with independent identities yet strong ties to the statewide KFTC. We work on a broad platform of issue goals including economic justice, environmental protection and stewardship of natural resources, and responsive government. Parallel to our issue work run complimentary tracks of grassroots leadership development, organizational development, and building strategic alliances with like- minded organizations.

The Position

Job Title: Development Intern

Role Description:

· Spend 6-8 hours a week working on fundraising events in Louisville. Current examples are partnerships with 21c, Carmichael’s, Heine Brothers and other local businesses (examples of events are the 21c event featuring Jim James and Wendell Berry and the Louisville Loves Mountains event on Longest Avenue).

· Work with the Jefferson County Organizer to support local fundraising efforts that could include support for phone banks, electronic fundraising, etc (particularly in the Fall).

· Could include work with the Development Director to direct and produce online fundraising videos (examples of earlier videos are hosted on our website:

· Assist with weekly thank you notes and monthly renewal mailings.


A development intern will finish the internship with expanded skills that are applicable to any field. These skills include, but are not limited to:

· Strategic and efficient event planning

· Creative grassroots fundraising strategies

· Practical skills relating to every step of short video production and online distribution

· Expanded fundraising skills and analysis

Internship Available with the Spina Bifida Association of Kentucky

The Spina Bifida Association of Kentucky is seeking spring, summer, and fall interns to manage our Adopt-A-Ghost fundraising program. Interns will be fully responsible for reaching out to businesses across Kentucky to solicit participation in this fun, awareness-building program that takes place in October each year.  For more information, please contact Shannon White, Director of Development, at (502) 637-7363.

Internship with Local Nonprofit Hope Scarves

Hope Scarves is a new non-profit organization founded in 2012 by cancer survivor Lara MacGregor.  When Lara was diagnosed with breast cancer a friend sent her a box of scarves and a note saying "you can do this."  When Lara finished treatment she passed along the scarves to another woman.  Lara was inspired by this gesture and started Hope Scarves as a way to pass along hope and encouragement and a colorful scarf from one woman to another.  Hope Scarves collects scarves from women who have had cancer along with their stories, dry cleans them and then sends them on to others facing cancer.  The organization has two dedicated part time staff members including Lara and many volunteers.  

Because Hope Scarves is rapidly growing and has a small staff there are many opportunities for an intern to have a vast array of non-profit experiences and really make an impact.   Specific areas of focus for intern include communication, volunteer management, social media, special events, fundraising and strategic planning.

The position will begin in the fall and can range in hours and days.  It is unpaid.  Our office is located in St. Matthews on N. Sherrin Ave. near Trinity High School.  Contact Lara to apply or for more information

Internship Opportunities with Preservation Louisville

This internship opportunity calls for a person who will work diligently to promote the educational programs and opportunities that Preservation Louisville has to offer.

Summary of Responsibilities:

- Work with Preservation Louisville Executive Director and other volunteers to plan and put on educational programs such as, Hands on History- a preservation maintenance workshop series, and Pizza and Preservation- a neighborhood outreach program and Historic Tax Credit Workshops.

- Work with Preservation Louisville Director to advance the goals of Preservation Education!, a  multidisciplinary curriculum that will be taught in local schools.

- Be available to instruct the Preservation Education! in local schools.

 Desired Skills:

-  Interest in historic preservation

-  Interest in working with elementary and high school students.

INTERN: Advocacy:

The advocacy intern works with the Preservation Louisville Executive Director to raise awareness in the community about preservation issues affecting Metro Louisville.  The Advocacy intern also helps to implement neighborhood campaigns and work with neighborhood organizations, helping them to organize and advocate for the preservation of their neighborhood. This internship is a great opportunity for undergraduates to practice campaign and city planning skills in real-world non-profit environment.

Summary of Responsibilities:

- Develop campaign plans and initiatives to help preserve our neighborhoods.

- Attend planning meetings and assist in the implementation of advocacy campaigns.

-  Be available to attend neighborhood fairs and events to promote Preservation Louisville and its mission. 

 Desired Skills

-  Proficient in Microsoft Office, Google, and social media.

-  Interest in Historic Preservation

INTERN: Administrative

The Administrative intern opportunity is great for a college student looking to gain real-world experience in the non-profit business sector.  The Administrative intern would assist the Preservation Louisville Executive Director in tasks related to the management of a non-profit business.

Summary of Responsibilities

- Researches grants applicable to the goals and capabilities of Preservation Louisville.

- Work with Preservation Louisville  Executive Director to learn about the administration of a non-profit from all angles of the organization

-  Assist the Preservation Louisville Executive Director in implementing the day to day tasks of the non-profit.

Desired Skills

-  Excellent writing skills

-  Detail oriented

-  Interest in working in the Non-profit business sector

-  Proficient in Microsoft Word Office, Google, and social media

INTERN: The Brennan House

The Brennan House intern will assist the Executive Director of the Brennan House in maintaining the historic home and it’s collection, as well as promoting it within the community

Summary of tasks:

- Maintaining the archival record of the Brennan House Collection

- Promote the Brennan House through Social Media outlets and Public events

- Be available to assist with special events held in the Brennan House

- Be available to give tours of the Brennan House

Desired Skills

-  Knowledge of current archival standards and procedures

-  Proficient in Microsoft Office, Google, and social media.

-  Interest in Historic Preservation  or small business management

-  Interest in working with people.

If any student is interested in an internship please have them send their resume and a letter of interest via email to:

Marianne Zickuhr
Executive Director

Internships with New Directions Housing Corporation

New Directions Housing Corporation, working in Jefferson County, Kentucky, and Floyd and Clark counties in Southern Indiana, is a non-for-profit community development corporation with a 40-year legacy of success in neighborhood-focused services, including Asset and Property Management, Home Ownership Preservation, and Community-Building. New Directions is a member agency of both Louisville’s Metro United Way and NeighborWorks® America, a national network of over 240 community development and housing organizations.

The mission of New Directions Housing Corporation is to develop and maintain affordable housing and help to create vital communities in partnership with neighborhoods and other stakeholders. Help us fulfill this mission while gaining valuable experience and building your professional network. All internships are unpaid. However, depending on the internship position, interns will gain experience with local, state, federal, private and foundation grants, compliance, program requirements, funding application procedures, the strategic planning process, data collection, neighborhood marketing and more—while contributing to on-going projects with visible community-level outcomes.

Strategic Planning Intern

• In tandem with a consultative strategic planning facilitator and board leaders, help to organize and document strategic planning activities that will help build board strengths and insights.

• Help ensure that board planning is supported by resident feedback, business planning and operational planning, and assist with the generation of impact measurements and other data for reporting to partners and funders.

 Community Relations Intern

• Support sustainable community-building with marketing and public relations initiatives in focus neighborhoods: Smoketown and Shelby Park, California, and Portland in Louisville and Midtown in New Albany, IN

• Research and prepare case-based applications to public, private and civic funding agencies to expand and enrich services delivery in all areas of agency impact.

Green Initiatives Intern

• Help identify and address environmental- and health-conscious alternatives in the New Directions Property Management department

• Assist with the development of a Green Operating and Maintenance Plan, allowing New Directions Housing Corporation to take advantage of HUD’s Mark-to-Market Green Initiative.

Home Ownership Preservation Intern

• Support on-going neighborhood revitalization initiatives through on-the-ground data collection, real estate data monitoring, and helping to ensure compliance with program requirements

• Work on local, state, and federal housing/revitalization projects in Smoketown and Shelby Park, Portland and California neighborhoods in Louisville and Midtown in New Albany, IN

Please send interested resumes and cover letters to: Lisa D. Thompson 502.719.7106