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 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. 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 laura.williams@kctcs.edu.

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. 

photo of two interns joellenNathan 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.”

Contact:

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