2014 AIKCU Interns 350x174 Three from GC get first hand experience in state government

Among the 2014 AIKCU Frankfort state government interns are Rachel Floyd (second from left, front row, red top); Melissa Jenkins (front row, center, blue); and Taylor Shaver (second row, behind Melissa).
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FRANKFORT, Ky. —  Three students from Georgetown College have been awarded Frankfort Semester Internships and are spending their spring semester working and studying in Kentucky’s state capital.

The students are:

  • Rachel Floyd, a senior from Somerset, Ky. who is interning in the office of the Secretary of the Finance and Administration Cabinet. She is a political science major.
  • Melissa Jenkins, also a political science major, is interning at the Council on Postsecondary Education. She is a junior from Radcliff, Ky.
  • Taylor Shaver, another political science major, who is from Shelbyville, Ky., is doing his internship in the Cabinet for Health and Family Services.

The Frankfort internship program, sponsored by the Association of Independent Kentucky Colleges and Universities (AIKCU), provides on-the-job experience for students interested in public affairs and also gives them an opportunity to consider public service as a career option. In addition to working 30-hours a week, the interns complete academic seminars focused on public administration and Kentucky government and politics. Completion of the program qualifies them for up to a full semester of academic credit from their home institutions. Interns also receive a $2,500 stipend to partially cover their living expenses for the semester.

Since its inception in the year 2000, 129 students from Kentucky’s 20 independent colleges and universities have participated in the AIKCU internship program. More information about the AIKCU internship program is available online.

From a Press Release provided by AIKCU.