Republican Party Internships

Congressman Ralph Norman Internship in DC

Congressman Ralph Norman (SC-05)  is currently accepting applications for his Fall 2019 internship program in his Washington, D.C. office. He is seeking highly qualified candidates who are motivated, detail-oriented, and personable. The ideal candidates will have excellent research and writing abilities, be able to multi-task and interact well with constituents. Interns will have the opportunity to experience working on Capitol Hill, learn about the legislative process, and attend briefings of interest. Responsibilities will include but not limited to answering the phone, giving tours of the Capitol, legislative research, monitoring floor action,  assisting with constituent correspondence, compiling district data and press clips, as well as supporting the member, legislative, and communication staff on various projects.

Interested candidates should email a resume and cover letter to Kimberly.Hammond@mail.house.gov


Congressman Thomas Massie Internship in DC

The hours are flexible but generally run 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. when Congress is in session, and 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. when not in session. In Washington, interns' responsibilities will vary. They will be asked to answer phones, run errands, research legislation for the Member and legislative staff, produce content for the press shop, attend hearings, and answer constituent letters on various issues before the House. As a result, interns learn about the legislative process and the many other functions of a congressional office. We are still looking for candidates for our fall internship (September 2 - December 20). Full-time interns will receive a $1,500 monthly stipend.

Application deadline: August 18. Date of notification: August 25. You can find more information on the program along with the necessary application materials and instruction, here.


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.


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