Internship Opportunities

Judical Internship Program

The College Division of the Sonia & Celina Sotomayor Judicial Internship Program supports diverse and underrepresented college students who are committed to bringing their unique voice to the legal field. The Sotomayor Program’s College Division includes (1) an LSAT boot camp to focus the college students on the best law school to which they can gain entry, (2) rigorous academic, professional, and personal programming from legal research and writing to professional branding, wellness coaching, and soft skill trainings, and (3) our signature judicial internship experience to provide practical experience and mentorship opportunities. Our hope is to provide college students with the skills and resources necessary to successfully apply to law school and become a practicing attorney.

For our Summer 2021 program, the SCS JIP College program will run for 8 weeks on a full-time basis and include a 4-week judicial internship and a 4-week LSAT Prep program. Due to COVID-19 concerns, some portion or all aspects of the internship may be held in a virtual format. Click here to learn more about this internship.


Kentuckiana Stroke Association Leadership Internship

This is a part-time approximately 4-hours per week, unpaid internship . The internship is for as little as 12 weeks up to 2 years and will give an insight into the key skills required to lead and develop a nonprofit organization.

Advocacy Leadership Development – Meet with members of local hospitals, doctors offices, rehab centers and staffers in Kentuckiana. Advocate awareness at various business, political and community events; mobilize individuals to support awareness in their community by getting involved with KSISA.
Fundraising Development – Learn how to fundraise. Create a personal fundraising campaign and meet targets.
Recruitment – Update volunteer postings; inform groups and classes of openings, introduction to recruitment platforms and listening in to volunteer interviews.
Marketing and Promotion – Pitch story ideas to print, broadcast and digital media and utilize social media and develop strategies for web-based messaging.

Qualifications: a self-starter who can produce great results with limited supervision, strong oral communication skills, ability to lead meetings, and give speeches.

To apply, contact: Carrie Orman at 


Kentuckiana Stroke Association Social Media Internship

This is a part-time approximately 4-hours per week, unpaid internship. The internship is for as little as 12 weeks up to 2 years and will give an insight into the key skills required to lead and develop a nonprofit organization. This internship is non-paid, but you are guaranteed to gain invaluable work experience in an exciting and ever growing non-profit! We promise you won't be stuck behind a desk filing papers all day! Most tasks can be done from comfort of your home or dorm!

WHAT WE'RE LOOKING FOR:
*Computer experience and knowledge including proficiency in Microsoft Word and PowerPoint
*Knowledge of squarespace, Facebook, Twitter, and other social media platforms
*Excellent verbal and interpersonal communication skills
*Ability to meet deadlines and work independently
*Excellent organization skills and demonstrated attention to detail
*Ability to provide excellent customer service

To apply, contact: Carrie Orman at


Forward KY Internship

Flexible, depending on interests of student: RESEARCH -- Using a number of open-source and paid resources to do research for stories, including creating timelines, cross-referencing items in multiple sources, digging into social media, and so on. REPORTING -- Gathering facts related to a story, including both online sources and interviews, and putting those facts into a coherent story. Could be feature-style interviews with newsmakers, or hard-news stories about current events. Depending on interest and time, could also be long-form story (or stories) about a given topic. NOTE -- Both of the above are circumscribed by our target niche: policy, politics, politicians, and governance in Kentucky. NOTE -- One person could apply to do both, if desired. These do not have to be separate positions, but can be.

Click here to learn more and apply.


Human Rights Measurement Initiative Internship

The Human Rights Measurement Initiative offers remote internships to students at all levels, from all parts of the world. We particularly welcome interns from the Global South and those who have difficulty accessing internships because of their locations, or other reasons. Applications are welcome throughout the year, with start dates every quarter. 

HRMI is an independent, non-profit, global collaboration of academics and practitioners. We measure human rights, and track the progress of countries. You can see annual scores on our Rights Tracker

HRMI interns quickly become core members of our team, and are able to contribute their thoughts and opinions in all areas of our work, as well as doing a range of useful, important tasks that help us serve the human rights community with relevant data. We are looking for highly-motivated, reliable, senior students with a demonstrated interest in international human rights. The ability to learn to work with data is important. We are able to tailor your internship to suit your skills and background. 

HRMI is a globally-distributed, friendly team. We love welcoming new team members and would be glad to host you. For more information, and to get in touch, please visit the HRMI website.  


Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Unpaid Internship Opportunity

The mission of the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) is to enforce the controlled substances laws and regulations of the United States and bring to the criminal and civil justice system of the United States, or any other competent jurisdiction, those organizations and principal members of organizations, involved in the growing, manufacture, or distribution of controlled substances appearing in or destined for illicit traffic in the United States; and to recommend and support non-enforcement programs aimed at reducing the availability of illicit controlled substances on the domestic and international markets.

Interns will have the opportunity to work closely with DEA Special Agents, Diversion Investigators and Intelligence personnel at the DEA Louisville Division Office over a 3-12 month period.  Interns will gain valuable experience and insight into Federal law enforcement operations, setting themselves up for a bright future in many fields.  This internship is open to a wide array of academic majors, to include Accounting and Finance, Criminal Justice and Political Science.

To apply please send a letter of enrollment, transcript, resume, a completed drug questionnaire, a completed OF-360, and a completed student volunteer agreement to Angelica Lawrence at


2021 Indianapolis Teaching Fellowship

TNTP Teaching Fellows is dedicated to providing the best and most affordable teacher training in the country⁠—so that every student can have great teachers who prepare them for the lives they want to lead. We help current college students, recent graduates, and professionals become exceptional teachers. Our teachers believe that every student can succeed, see every lesson as a chance to inspire, and know how to make every hour in the classroom count. Turn your belief in every child’s potential into the skills you’ll need to lead your own classroom next school year—and shape the future of your community. No prior teaching experience is required. 

  • Immersive Classroom Practice: Our innovative training emphasizes actual teaching experience and focused practice on the core skills you’ll need to help make challenging content relevant and engaging for all your students.
  • Certification That Counts: When you earn your certification with TNTP Teaching Fellows, you get more than just a piece of paper: you get the confidence that comes from knowing you’re ready to make a strong start in your classroom--and a lifetime of difference for your students.
  • Full Salary and Benefits: Teaching Fellows can earn their teaching certification in as little as one year, while they earn a full teacher’s salary and benefits.

Click here to apply.


LYG Equity and Inclusivity Program Intern

LYG is the primary LGBTQIA+ nonprofit community serving LGBTQIA+ youth in Kentuckiana and the surrounding regions. We provide a safe space for gender and sexuality diverse young adults to grow their identities, learn leadership skills and develop the tools needed to both thrive personally and to act as agents of change in their communities.
The Intern will acquire knowledge of Louisville Youth Group Inc. and how our programs and operations create a developmentally rich environment where LGBTQIA+ youth have experiences designed to teach skills that will allow them to thrive in their communities now and as LGBTQIA+ leaders in the future. Equity and Inclusivity Practicum Student will work to strengthen Diversity, Inclusion, Race and Equity programming for all LYG participants.  

Click here to learn more about this position and apply.


LYG Development Intern

LYG is the primary LGBTQIA+ nonprofit community serving LGBTQIA+ youth in Kentuckiana and the surrounding regions. We provide a safe space for gender and sexuality diverse young adults to grow their identities, learn leadership skills and develop the tools needed to both thrive personally and to act as agents of change in their communities.
The Intern will acquire knowledge of Louisville Youth Group Inc. and how our programs and operations create a developmentally rich environment where LGBTQIA+ youth have experiences designed to teach skills that will allow them to thrive in their communities now and as LGBTQIA+ leaders in the future. The Development Associate Practicum Student will work to grow the visibility of LYG and strengthen relationships to increase funding and support to Louisville Youth Group Inc. through direct gifts and grant applications. 

Click here to learn more about this position and apply.


Parker Dewey Micro-Internships

Through micro-internships, students can gain professional experience, explore career paths, and develop professional networks. Unlike a traditional internship, these projects typically range from 5 to 40 hours of work, and students can be selected for multiple micro-internships. When you are launching your career, Micro-Internships provide a tremendous opportunity. Not only can you explore different career paths and work on interesting assignments, you can also demonstrate your abilities to potential employers while building your professional portfolio and network. Beyond that, your academic experience will improve as you apply what is taught in the classroom to the real world (and vice versa). Oh, did we forget to mention that you get paid for all of this?

Click here to learn more.


Howie Hawkins Campaign Internship

The Green party has chosen Howie Hawkins and his vice presidential pick and long time activist Angela Walker as the nominees to run for president. With that said the Howie Hawkins campaign and Green party by extension are looking for highly motivated students to participate in an internship. In order to provide a viable alternative to the mainstream parties we are looking for a robust network of volunteers. This is an unpaid internship however, we will work with the University of Louisville to fulfill your experiential learning credit. There is a possibility of advancement to a paid position based on individual contribution to the campaign/party. Your individual skills are valued and will be considered in placement to best help with the cause. During this you will receive invaluable hands-on grassroots campaigning knowledge and experience. You will work with a diverse range of people to further the aims of the Green party that go beyond just getting votes. Including community outreach, petitioning for change, and activism for the rights we have come to expect for everyone in our society. If universal healthcare, a green new deal, and a government that works for you and your needs appeals to you, you should highly consider this opportunity and this party. Further, we value your safety during this pandemic and will accommodate you where possible to minimize contact with Covid-19.

Sign up here: https://howiehawkins.us/volunteer/ After which you will be contacted to fit your unique skills and make sure to mention the uofl internship.
If you have any questions please contact Chris at chris@howiehawkins.us


Pew Research Fall Intern

Pew Research Center’s Religion department seeks to promote a deeper understanding of issues at the intersection of religion and public affairs. We are looking for five recent grads or current students to join us for a 12-week long paid internship from September 14, 2020 to December 08, 2020. Due to the nature of the work, you will need to commit to 37.5 hours per week for the entire period, during regular business hours. Interns will be paid $15/hour. You will work as a Coder and research information on government restrictions on religion as well as religious hostilities and violence, and assist Pew Research Center in updating a dataset measuring these phenomena around the world. Coders will work from major international reports such as the U.S. State Department’s annual International Religious Freedom reports. 

For more information and to apply, click here


Sustainability Intern

Galls is looking to add a talented person to our team who is enthusiastic about supply chain and sustainability efforts. This position is intended to be a 6-month paid internship, with a possibility for advancement after internship. You will join our team in developing, supporting, and driving our sustainability initiative within our supply chain network. You will have the opportunity to learn about this growing and exciting field while working alongside experienced professionals on our Distribution and Logistics teams.

For more information and to apply, click here


Economic Development Technical Intern

he International Economic Development Council (IEDC) seeks an enthusiastic student to assist with IEDC’s ongoing economic development projects starting in July (dates flexible). The work schedule will require a minimum of 20 hours per week Monday through Friday. We are currently working remotely IEDC is flexible and willing to work around school schedules. A small stipend is available.

For more information and to apply, click here


Top Shelf Lobby Internship

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. Tasks will include attending and taking notes at committee meetings, miscellaneous research, bill monitoring, scheduling and attending meetings with policymakers, and others. This will be a budget session, so you can expect to work on budget-related items as well. 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.

For more information about this organization visit the website at: http://topshelflobby.com/ 
Please send a letter of interest and resume to: 


Environmental Internship Program

The Earth & Spirit Center Environmental Internship Program is an opportunity for college students to develop the skills and knowledge needed to better care for the earth. This internship program provides you with practical, hands-on environmental project opportunities on our 27-acre campus of woods, fields, gardens, and waterways.Interns will have the opportunity to develop oral, written, and digital communication skills, including social media, and fundraising.  The program includes regular mentoring and supervision by qualified environmental experts. We offer these internships in the spring, summer and fall of each year. 

For more information and to apply, click here.


Kentucky Environmental Public Health Tracking Internship

The environment is our air and water, as well as the all of our natural and built surroundings. Environmental causes of diseases are often hard to identify. At EnviroHealthLink, we try to better understand environmental causes of disease by tracking environmental factors and health outcomes. Tracking is type of health surveillance that includes how we collect, interpret, and report data about hazards in the environment, populations that may have been exposed to these hazards, and health problems that may be related to these exposures.

Visit their website at: https://kyibis.mc.uky.edu/ehl/about/EnviroHealthLink.html
For more information on the internship please contact Rhiannon Simon at


The Council of State Governments Internships

The Council of State Governments (www.csg.org) is the nation’s only nonpartisan and nonprofit membership organization serving all three branches of state government. CSG works with legislators to share best practices in policy and programming across all 50 states, as well as the territories. They are currently looking for fellows, both graduate and undergraduate, to work with us over the summer and the school year. Fellows would conduct research on a variety of policy areas including workforce development, health, disability policy, education, and a number of other topic areas. They may also have the opportunity to work with state policy makers from all over the United States. Fellowships are paid and open to all. We are looking for driven, engaged, and dedicated students interested in political science, policy, economics, and any other areas relevant to our work.

For more information please click here.


Waterfront Botanical Gardens Internships

Limited paid and unpaid opportunities (for college credit only) exist during the year, typically on a semester to semester basis, and include opportunities in: marketing, horticulture, curation, education, and general business administration. College students interested in internships with Waterfront Botanical Gardens should email a letter-of-interest and a current resumé to info@waterfrontgardens.org


Americana Community Center Marketing and Development Internship

Americana’s Director of Development is seeking a Marketing and Development (Fundraising) Intern this winter/spring to support the organization in discovering and contacting new potential donors and sponsors, developing existing relationships, grant-writing, assisting in coordinating fundraising events, marketing outreach, and social media. Duties: Assist the Director of Development with the coordination and planning of any fundraising events. Help with Social Media and other Marketing efforts. Assist and manage an online database of donors, sponsors, and potential donors/sponsors. Assist and develop innovative ways to effectively engage existing donors and the community. Other duties as assigned. Requirements: Current college student or recent graduate preferred. Interest in Nonprofit, fundraising, social media, grant writing, business development, and marketing. Excellent communication and writing skills. Experience with Excel and/or Google Docs. This is an unpaid internship and will require approximately 10-15 hours per week. The ideal candidate can commit to at least 3 months, and be available for weekly or bi-weekly check-ins with Director.

To apply please visit: http://americanacc.org/volunteer/


Running Start Congressional Fellowship

Each spring and fall, eight Running Start Congressional Fellows are selected through a highly competitive application process. Running Start is nonpartisan and looks for applicants from across the political spectrum for this program. Fellows intern for a female Member of Congress Monday through Thursday and each Friday are trained by political experts in Running Start’s office and then mentored by high level political mentors. Fellows live together in a house on Capitol Hill, free of charge, and are provided with a $2,500 living stipend for the semester. Since 2009, Running Start has been proud to place Fellows in the offices 70 women in Congress.

For more information go to their website at: https://runningstart.org/college-programs/


Vote Smart Internship

The Vote Smart Internship Program in Des Moines, Iowa provides a unique lesson in the study of American politics. Students come to help American citizens educate themselves about elected officials and candidates. By providing this information in an easy and accessible manner, Vote Smart believes that citizens can better defend themselves from the political hype and misrepresentation characteristic of present day political campaigns.This is an especially great opportunity for recent graduates (internships are available all-year round) as well as current students looking for a full-summer opportunity. 

Visit the website for more information at: https://votesmart.org/internships/
For more information and to apply, contact Dr. Jasmine Farrier at (502) 852-3310 or email at: j.farrier@louisville.edu .


The National Council on U.S. - Arab Relations D.C. Summer Internship

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 the website for more information at: https://ncusar.org/internship


The Kentucky Home Birth Coalition Internship

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. Interns will have the opportunity to participate in grassroots organizing and experience many aspects of the Kentucky legislative process. Responsibilities can be tailored to fit the goals an interests of the intern.

For more information about the position, please view the following attachment. Visit the website at: http://kentuckyhomebirthcoalition.com/.
Contact Mary Kathryn DeLodder at: 
mkdelodder@gmail.com for more information.


Louisville Metro Planning and Design Services Internship

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. 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.

For more information or to request an interview, please contact Joe Reverman at (502) 574-6246 or email at: joe.reverman@louisvilleky.gov