Republican Party Internships

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


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/


Kentucky State Treasury Internship

This intern would work on time-sensitive projects that relate to communications, policy and Treasurer Ball’s initiatives: STABLE Kentucky, unclaimed property, financial literacy, and transparency. The intern should have experience in critical thinking, time-management, and is a self-starter on projects. The ideal intern would be available to work 2 days (7.5 hours daily) or 3 days (5 hours daily) each week. 

If interested, please send your resume to:


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.

Anyone interested in an internship position within the Office of the Governor should complete the application and save a copy on your computer.
Email the office of the governor, attach your cover letter, resume, and completed application to: 


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 Mr. Patrick T. Foster, at: Patrick_Foster@McConnell.Senate.gov or at (502) 582-6304 if you have additional questions about the internship.


Kentucky State Government Co-op/Intern Program

The Kentucky State Government Co-op/Intern Program provides students the opportunity to combine academic studies with on-the-job training and experience while completing their education. In addition to developing practical workplace skills in a variety of professional areas, interns are effectively introduced to career options in public service. ACo-op/Internposting represents a recruitment tool for the Kentucky Co-op/Intern Program and is not necessarily an advertisement for an actual vacancy. Co-op/Interns are employees in the unclassified service (without merit status).

To learn more about this internship position click here.
For more information or to apply, please contact: Rebekah Singleton at (502) 564.8030 or send an email to: 
Rebekah.Singleton@ky.gov