Kentucky Legislative Internship Program | BCTC

Kentucky Legislative Internship Program

Do you enjoy politics or would you like to learn more about Kentucky's legislative process?
If you answered yes, you should apply for a BCTC KY Legislative Internship.

Internships take place January through April during Kentucky's legislative session. Applications are accepted from September 1 through October 15 of each year. Incomplete application packets will not be reviewed. Applications arriving after the deadline may not be reviewed.

Students will receive college credit hours (tuition-free) for the internship. The internship position is not paid.

Eligibility Criteria

To apply for the program, you must:

  • Be a student in good standing at BCTC.
  • Be enrolled in at least six credit hours at BCTC during the Spring semester.
  • Be a High School/GED graduate.
  • Be over 18 years old at the time of the internship.
  • Have a GPA of 2.8 on a 4.0 scale  
    • Students who are first-semester freshmen may use high school GPA.
  • Have transportation and be able to travel to the Capitol in Frankfort, KY during daytime hours several times a week during the Legislative Session. 

Submit the Completed Packet to the Program Coordinator to apply

Enter your email address to request the BCTC KY Legislative Internship application packet.


Why apply to be a legislative intern?

The KY Legislative Internship Program at BCTC is an extraordinary opportunity for any student and opens countless doors. Students interact daily with legislators and witness up-close the legislative process.

Mark Watkins

Video: Kentucky Minority Floor Leader, Representative Derrick Graham, recognizes BCTC KY Legislative Intern, Mark Watkins, from the House floor during the General Assembly Regular Session on April 12, 2024.

Video courtesy of Kentucky Educational Television (KET).

Nathan Thacker

"I was a good student with many choices, but I liked the small classes at BCTC and the opportunity to learn outside the classroom. With interest in law and the legislative branch of government, I'm finding this internship gives me valuable experiences and connections."

Zachary Jones

"BCTC offers affordable, top-notch education, including opportunities like legislative internships. These experiences are valuable to my future and allow exploration of my passion for politics and making a difference in our Commonwealth."

Andrew Boyce

"After making some bad decisions, it took 10 years to get back to college. Since then, my life has gotten better every day. I love the small classes at BCTC, the professor encouragement and the opportunity to learn about our political system through my legislative internship."

Alix McCord

"Being a first-generation student comes with its own set of challenges, but it has also taught me the importance of seizing every opportunity that comes my way. The KY Legislative Internship Program at BCTC is an exciting opportunity that aligns with my aspirations as a future social worker. This internship is an invaluable experience for any student interested in making positive changes within our Commonwealth and learning more about the legislative process."


Professor Laura Williams
BCTC Legislative Internship Coordinator
Bluegrass Community & Technical College
(859) 246-6526