University of Kentucky College of Agriculture Food, and Environment Cooperative Extension Service Intern Program is a comprehensive competitive program that allows college students to work in a professional role in one of our County or State Extension Offices for 10-12 weeks during the summer. The Extension internship gives you the opportunity to explore careers in nutrition, agriculture, environmental science, natural resources, family and consumer sciences, and youth development while focusing on community development.

The internship is credit-hour-eligible, depending on your university and/ or professors guidelines. It is a paid internship. This internship will give you the opportunity to learn about careers in Kentucky Extension, build your resume, and helping better your community. We're looking for college students with a heart for Kentucky and a desire to be the catalyst for the change.

We're looking for you, if you have:

  • An interest in possibly pursuing an Extension career
  • A desire to serve others and a genuine interest in people
  • The ability to lead, teach, motivate and communicate effectively
  • The motivation to continue learning and growing professionally
  • The desire to work as part of a team