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 in the months of January through April during Kentucky's legislative session. Applications are accepted September 1 through September 20 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. For further information, refer to the Expectations document below.

Submit the following items to the program coordinator (contact information below):

  1. The BCTC KY Legislative Internship Application.
    The application includes an essay about the student's desire to be selected and information about his or her home legislator.
  2. The Expectations of a BCTC KY Legislative Intern, signed.
  3. Two letters of recommendation: One from a faculty or staff member of BCTC; One from a person of your choosing. The letters should be printed and signed by the writer of the recommendation, placed in a sealed envelope and delivered or mailed to the address below. Please allow 5-7 days for delivery. Letters from BCTC employees may be emailed directly from the writer to

Words from an Intern

The KY Legislative Internship Program at BCTC is an extraordinary opportunity for any student. This internship program has opened countless doors for me and given me opportunities I could never have imagined. When I was asked to be the pilot student for the polaroid of Sarah Thomas, smiling and holding a bookprogram, I had no idea that my life was about to change dramatically. I didn t know that places like the Kentucky State Capitol would become a second home to me and that I would have the opportunity to have critical conversations about our amazing state with leaders who impact our lives every day. I had no idea that I would work on United States Senate races or become a voting rights advocate. Before my internship I didn't know where life was going to take me, but I knew I wanted to make a difference in my community and make Kentucky a stronger state for generations to come. After my internship I knew how I could make this dream a reality. We hear every day as Americans that our voice matters, that our votes count, but after my internship in Frankfort I became more keenly aware of just how true those statements are. History is made by those who show up. I hope that this internship program can inspire students the way it has inspired and changed me. It might seem like a clich, but be the change you want to see in the world.

Former intern (2011), Sarah Thomas,
Democratic campaign worker and Social Justice Advocate, Lexington, KY


Professor Laura Williams
BCTC Legislative Internship Coordinator
Bluegrass Community & Technical College
311-H Classroom Building, 500 Newtown Pike
Lexington, KY 40508-1207
(859) 246-6526