Republican Party Internships

Frankfort Legislative Internship Program

The Political Science Department will be accepting applications for the Spring Semester Frankfort Legislative Internship Program. This program was established to provide University of Louisville students with an opportunity to work and learn in a hands-on legislative environment. The interns work in individual legislator’s offices and assist with their activities and work functions. Interns serve from the beginning of the session in January until one week after the adjournment of the legislative session (March). This year the internships will be remote. The Legislative Research Commission decided not to have in-person interns.  Any student applying for the program must be willing to commit for the entire time of the internship. Interns will receive a $250 stiped.

Interested students should contact the faculty representative, , to get application materials
Interested students should have materials submitted to Dr. Gainous by October 30th.


Team Mitch Internship Program

The Team Mitch Internship Program intends to give students the opportunity to enhance their civic education, provide real-world political experience, understanding of developing grassroots initiatives, campaign experience, and to develop a deeper understanding of Kentucky politics and party organization. Interns will work alongside Isaac Oettle in the field interacting with candidates, donors, and county officials to develop the knowledge to run an effective ground game for a campaign. Projects will include the organizing and attending of events for statewide candidates, door knocking, making voter contact calls, and making recruitment calls. There is no better opportunity to learn how campaigns develop and function than this internship. 

Please see attached document for more information


Republican Party of Kentucky Internship

The RPK internship program intends to give students the opportunity to enhance their civic education, provide real world political and campaign experience, and to develop a deeper understanding of Kentucky politics and party organization. Interns will work with RPK staff, county party leaders, elected officials and political candidates on projects related to research, fundraising, communications, data, and more. Applicants must be ready for a demanding, fast-paced, and team-oriented environment. Internships are available in the Spring, Summer, and Fall. During an election year, exact dates may be subject to change.

Interested students should download the application and learn more about the internship click here
Send completed applications to internships.rpk@gmail.com 


Jefferson County Republican Party Internship

The JCRP internship program intends to give students the opportunity to enhance their civic education, provide real world political and campaign experience, and to develop a deeper understanding of Kentucky politics and party organization.  Interns will work with JCRP staff, county party leaders, elected officials and political candidates on projects related to research, fundraising, communications, data, and more.  Applicants must be ready for a demanding, fast-paced, and team-oriented environment. Internships are available in the Spring, Summer, and Fall. During an election year, exact dates may be subject to change. An intern during the summer should expect to work at least 20 hours per week, while interns during the fall and spring should expect to work at least 10 hours per week.

Spring: February 1 – May 1
Summer: May 15 – August 15
Fall: September 1 – December 1

Interested candidates should email a resume, a writing sample, and the following completed application to info@louisvillegop.com with the subject line “Internship Application.”