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What is the Purpose of an Internship?

Internships provide students with the opportunity to apply what they have learned in the classroom to a work setting. Students who complete internships gain work experience in their areas of interests and are stronger candidates for jobs after graduation. Internships promote valuable career skills such as problem solving, critical thinking, oral and written communication, and networking. 

Academic Credit

Students may choose to pursue academic credit for their internship.  In addition to the work requirements of their internships, students receiving academic credit for an internship will complete writing and reading assignments related to their internship.  To learn more about receiving academic credit for your internship, contact scott.lasley@wku.edu with further questions. 

Congressional Internships

Individual members of Congress and their offices offer internship opportunities in Washington D.C. and in their district offices.  

Senator Rand Paul Internship

Congressman Brett Guthrie Internship 

Senator Mitch McConnell Internship

Congressman John Yarmuth Internship

Congressman James Comer

Congressman Thomas Massie

Congressman Hal Rogers

Congressman Andy Barr

Kentucky Legislative Research Commission Internship

This internship provides students with the opportunity to gain first-hand knowledge of the Kentucky legislative process and public policy. Find the application and further information here:

LRC Legislative Intern

Kentucky Internships 

Republican Party of Kentucky Internship

Kentucky Democratic Party Internship

Amy McGrath for Senate Internship

Kentucky Department of Agriculture 

Kentucky Secretary of State

Federal Internships

Summer Research Internship at Justice Policy Center at the Urban Institute in D.C. 

Running Start Congressional Fellowship

Vote Smart Internship

The National Council on U.S.-Arab Relations D.C. Summer Internship

Heritage Foundation Young Leaders Program 


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