ARTISTIC AND CREATIVE
Bullhorn is a branding agency based in Lexington. You can find more information here. It's part-time, paid hourly, and scheduled to fit you. A great opportunity to get hands-on experience at a fast-paced agency. Apply here
The Lexington Art League
The Lexington Art League hosts approximately five interns for three terms each year, spring, summer, and fall in a range of areas of professional interest. Please see here for details.
Clearbrook is an entrepreneurial business principally engaged in new infill development opportunities here in Lexington. A small business with only two full time employees, Clearbrook has a no-frills attitude, is diligent about measuring results, and values transparency. An intern should expect to attend meetings; research and write on topics with which they may have little or no familiarity; and be open to learning themathematics of finance relied upon by the company. Reading assignments will be provided before the intern reports for the internship.
COMMUNICATIONS, MARKETING, SOCIAL MEDIA
HIVE provides creative and technical services to the College of Arts&Sciences. Hive Creative consists of communications/marketing, social media, video production and art/design teams. Communications interns will have the chance to work on a variety of writing projects for use in multiple media (print, social media, video). As an intern, students will learn to juggle multiple creative projects, work in a team environment, deal with client needs and wants while preserving a brand, and gain pieces for a professional portfolio. Interns will have the chance to work on marketing and communications projects including:
- Interviewing faculty, students and alumni
- Writing features for print, web and social media use (including stories for the College’s alumni magazine, Ampersand – depending on timing of internship)
- Writing marketing text for brochures, flyers, and other various marketing pieces
- Writing scripts for promotional videos
- Writing press releases
- Working closely with the College’s graphic designer and director of digital media on branding/look and feel of the College’s marketing pieces
- Plan, organize and write social media posts, as well as creating social media strategic plans for content
- have strong communication and writing skills
- have experience interviewing and writing compelling stories
- be creative
- be able to professionally handle themselves in situations with faculty, etc.
- be self-motivated and able to meet deadlines
- have experience utilizing social media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Hootsuite, etc.), basic Microsoft suite, and AP style guide (a plus)
To apply: Send cover letter and resume (and writing samples) to Jennifer T. Allen, Director of Communications & Creative Services, Hive, at email@example.com
EDITING AND PUBLISHING
University Press of Kentucky
The University Press of Kentucky (UPK) is the scholarly publisher for the Commonwealth of Kentucky. Each year, the Press publishes 50-55 titles in print and electronic forms in various subjects in the humanities and social sciences. The University Press of Kentucky offers a number of internship opportunities each year, providing a complete overview of the publishing industry. This includes experience in the acquiring, editorial, and marketing departments. These positions allow students who are interested in a career in publishing to learn about the basics of book publishing, receive on-the-job experience, and polish communication skills. UPK seeks energetic, motivated, detail-oriented, creative students who demonstrate the skills needed to work in the industry.
UPK currently offers three different types of internships year-round:
- Editing, Design, and Production
All internships are unpaid.
Applications are due to the press March 27th for Fall 23 internships.
Click on the links here for the Application guidelines and for Copywriting samples: UPK Internship Guidelines 2023.pdf
Apex Book Company
Apex Book Company is a small press located in Lexington, KY that publishes Sci-Fi, Fantasy, and Horror. Apex accepts student interns from local universities with university writing programs. Opportunities vary from basic summer internships to year-long publishing immersions where students take part in the life cycle of a book from acceptance to post-publication. Please write to firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Ace Magazine is a Lexington weekly since 1989. Although each internship has a Focus (design, editorial, web/digital, and marketing/advertising/promotional), all internships are multidisciplinary, multimedia internships, and may include but are not limited to: fact checking; research; posting web content and photos; archiving; layout and design; reporting; assembling and writing listings; reviews; live blogging; photography; transcribing; and both print and web production. All interns work in WordPress daily; graphic design interns must be proficient in InDesign. Advertising and promotions interns must be proficient in all social media channels. Please read here for information on Ace internships.
The Bourbon Review
A leading magazine on Bourbon and American Whiskey located in Lexington, KY. The Bourbon Review provides student interns with opportunities to edit and to write their own articles. Please write to email@example.com for more information.
College Magazine is seeking students passionate about writing, editing and leadership. The College Magazine Editorial Leadership Program is a 4-month internship with an intensive 4-week training on how to build trust with a team, provide meaningful critique, lead student-writer meetings, determine quality articles and conquer editorial challenges. We are seeking applicants with a growth mindset who are eager to learn what it takes to lead a team of five writers and contribute to the content vision of College Magazine.
The Editorial Leadership Program is a 10 hour/week commitment. Please note that the internship is for credit and is unpaid. Our graduates have gone on to careers at Mashable, Vox, NBC, Seventeen Magazine, U.S. News & World Report, Redbook, National Geographic, Random House, Rachael Ray Magazine and Washingtonian. We welcome applicants from all majors. Previous writing or editing experience for a college-level publication is a plus.
To Apply: Please send your resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org
Subject: College Magazine Leadership Application
Carnegie Center for Literacy
Meet weekly after school with a K-12 student and help with a subject you are comfortable tutoring. Available tutoring hours are Monday-Thursday from 3:30-7:30 pm, Friday from 3:30-5 pm, and Saturday from 10 am-2 pm. http://carnegiecenterlex.org/tutoring/becoming-a-tutor/
Fayette County Public Schools
Student teaching experience is available to English Majors interested in teaching high school English. Please contact Dr. Sizemore at email@example.com for more information.
Kentucky Legislative Internship Program (KLIP)
These legislative internships in Frankfort are now open to all pre-law majors. For more information, please see KLIP on the Political Science Internship page here.
Wildcats at the Capitol
Spend a semester interning on Capitol Hill with your fellow Wildcats. WilDCats at the Capitol is the University of Kentucky's federal government internship program that offers any UK student the opportunity to intern, earn course credit, and gain experience at the highest levels of government while living in the nation's capitol.
2023 Government Internships in Frankfort
According to the Chegg Internship website, “Government internships are the best way to bridge the gap between going to school and landing great job… At the end of your internship, you’ll have relevant experience to help you decide if starting your career in the field of your internship is the right choice for you. It also helps that 7 out of 10 internships result in a full time job offer, which means interning in Frankfort, KY can also serve as the foundation to landing a full time job in that city after graduation.” For more information, read here.
Intern at a law firm in Lexington where you will gain a wide range of experience with briefs, court, filings, and other aspects of law practice. 10 hours a week. To apply, send a letter of interest, a resume, and an unofficial UK Transcript to firstname.lastname@example.org
LIBRARIES AND ARCHIVES
Lexington Public Library
The Lexington Public Library is looking for curious, dedicated, and energized individuals looking to learn more about the Lexington Public Library, contribute to its day-to-day success, and gain valuable experience for future employment.
Below is a list of potential tasks and responsibilities for an internship with Lexington Public Library. We will work to tailor the internship to the student's specific interests.
- Offer programming support before, during, and after programs under the direction of a supervisor. This may include preparing activities, set up, directing participants around the library, assisting participants during the program, and assisting with take down and clean up.
- Interact and communicate pleasantly and effectively with diverse customers and staff, maintaining a positive and professional demeanor and providing friendly courteous service.
- Assist in checking in returned materials, pulling reserve items for customer pickup, and returning materials to the shelves. This includes accurately shelving library materials such as books, DVDs, CDs, and more.
- Assist customers in utilizing library tools, including the library’s website and databases, digital material formats, basic internet resources, the Online Public Access Catalog (OPAC), copiers, computers, printers, reader printers, etc.
- Perform routine collection maintenance tasks according to assignment.
- Provide exceptional customer service and proactively seek out customers to offer assistance in all parts of the library or department.
- Gain an understanding of the comprehensive workings of the public library through experience with several departments that perform internal and external functions for the library.
- Work may be performed at various locations throughout the library system. Must have reliable transportation and ability to travel between locations.
Click on the link here for more information: Please contact Eden Wilder (email@example.com) to inquire about and apply for internships: Lexington Public Library Internship, general description.docx
UK Libraries Learning Lab Internship - If you are looking for a one-of-a-kind opportunity to advance your research by working with primary resources, the UK Libraries Undergraduate Learning Lab Internship may be right for you. Through this paid internship, students receive training in archival methods while working with unprocessed or under-processed archival collections in their research area in the Special Collections Research Center Learning Lab. Each year's collections cover a different array of topics, so make sure to check back here during the fall semester to learn more.
King Library Press Internship -- The King Library Press is devoted to the tradition of fine printing and produces books and broadsides. Typesetting, printing, and binding are all done at the Press. For more information on working for the Press or enrolling in their for-credit Book Arts course, please contact Dr. Paul Holbrook at firstname.lastname@example.org
UK Libraries Diversity Scholar Internship - This paid internship provides students with an interest in diversity and promoting intercultural awareness the opportunity to work within a professional library setting to promote the educational benefits of diversity, multicultural awareness, and inclusivity among UK students, staff, and faculty. Through this internship, students will:
- Create displays showcasing diversity-related topics.
- Interact with various library units to learn how they function and to assist with projects, as assigned.
- Develop outreach initiatives to enhance diversity goals and present them to UK Libraries faculty and staff, sharing results online.
- Assist library committees, task forces, and/or working groups with diversity-related activities.
UK Libraries Marketing and Graphic Design Internship - This paid internship allows students with a passion for graphic design and digital marketing to expand and promote UK Libraries' brand. Through this internship, students will:
- Create and design promotional and informational materials, such as brochures, flyers, and invitations for various library events, services, and resources.
- Work hands-on with UK Libraries' social media platforms, taking on a creative role in the development of a consistent posting schedule and a unique brand voice, while also fostering strong student engagement.
- Attend, work at, and take pictures for various functions geared toward promoting the libraries.
- Design other promotional assets, such as magnets and t-shirts, as needed.
- Acquire expertise in the academic resources of their major discipline as well as general research tools and resources.
- Gain valuable experience in research assistance by helping other students through drop-in assistance, consultation, and instruction.
- Facilitate and provide feedback for the development of tutorials and other instructional materials.
- Participate in student outreach activities including K-Week, resource fairs, UK Libraries' special events, residence hall activities, and other student success events.
- Design and implement an outreach event, under the supervision of the undergraduate outreach coordinator.
UK Libraries Peer Tutor Internship - This paid internship allows students with an interest in research and assisting peers with academic scholarship to participate in, develop, and/or lead library-related and/or library-sponsored projects and activities that develop research and critical thinking skills in their area of studies or interest. Through this internship, students will:
Website: https://libguides.uky.edu/studentjobs/internships Applications: https://uky.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_9SKnGU1ZAv6YZMh
NON-PROFIT AND ADVOCACY
International Book Project
International Book Project believes books change lives. They are a 501(c)(3) whose mission is to develop lasting partnerships with under-served communities to provide books, promote literacy, and advance economic opportunity throughout Kentucky, across the country, and around the globe. The books they ship are individually curated to the requests of our partners and range from a few dozen books to sea containers of 30,000+ books for libraries and schools. In central Kentucky, they provide resources to Habitat for Humanity, Kentucky Refugee Ministries, God’s Pantry, the Fayette County Sheriff’s Department, Family Resource Centers, local Prisons, and many others. Since their founding in 1966, International Book Project has shipped close to 8 million books to 168 countries. *Please email Jill Gookin with your resume at email@example.com
Living Arts and Science Center
The Living Arts and Science Center is a unique and treasure cultural institution that reaches over 45,000 Kentuckians a year with innovative educational programs that augment traditional school programs and put a premium on fostering creativity. LASC offers internships in the fall, spring, and summer seasons in the following areas: Arts Administration, Arts Education, Development, Early Education, Gallery, Graphic Design, Marketing and Sales, Science Education, and Video Production.
Global Lex is a multilingual, multidisciplinary center where local residents and our foreign-born population obtain information, access programs and services, meet to celebrate cultural events and visit our international art gallery. Global Lex is available to facilitate strategic partnerships in a wide variety of fields in order to meet both our city’s, and our growing international community’s needs.
The multicultural affairs coordinator is charged with assessing the service needs of Lexington’s limited English proficient individuals. The office provides the government with Title VI assistance, cross-cultural communication training and outreach to our international communities. It is also available to provide this assistance to the community at large on request.
Global Lex has rolling applications for internships. University students with an interest in international affairs, cross-cultural communication, etc. are encouraged to apply. Interns are expected to continue the program for one academic year. Fall to spring or spring to fall. Interns intending to work only one semester or for the summer are expected to have increased hours.
To apply, send a resume to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line "INTERNSHIP REQUEST." In the body of the email, write a brief cover letter.
Kentucky Refugee Ministries
Kentucky Refugee Ministries, Inc. (KRM), a non-profit organization, is dedicated to providing resettlement services to refugees through faith-and agency-based co-sponsorship in order to promote self-sufficiency and successful integration into our community. KRM is committed to offering access to community resources and opportunities and to promoting awareness of diversity for the benefit of the whole community.
** We also encourage you to find your own internship and present to Dr. Michelle Sizemore for ENG 399 approval: email@example.com