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Applications for KDA internships for 2017 now available

 

Program offers hands-on experience in various fields of work at KDA

 

For Immediate Release
Monday, December 5, 2016
For more information contact:
Angela Blank
(502) 573-0450

 

FRANKFORT, Ky. — College students pursuing a career in agriculture or government are invited to apply for a position in the Kentucky Department of Agriculture’s (KDA’s) internship program for the summer of 2017, Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles has announced.

“The KDA’s internship program provides students a hands-on work experience that will enable them to gain the insight needed to consider a future career in the agriculture industry,” Commissioner Quarles said. “Our program has attracted bright, talented, energetic young people who have gone on to successful careers. We look forward to reviewing applications for 2017 and welcoming the next class of interns.”


In addition to agriculture, KDA interns may work in education, computer science, marketing, public relations, human resources, pre-law, and other fields. Internships will run from June through August.
Applicants must be currently enrolled in a college or university, or vocational-technical program. Preference will be given to students who are residents of Kentucky.


To apply, students must download the application on the KDA’s website at kyagr.com/marketing/education-resources.html and fill it out. Applicants must provide a résumé, cover letter, and three references. Applications and attachments must be emailed to elizabeth.gordon@ky.gov or mailed to Elizabeth Gordon, director, Division of Agriculture Education and Outreach, Kentucky Department of Agriculture, 111 Corporate Drive, Frankfort, KY 40601.


Applications must be received at the KDA no later than Jan. 6 at 4:30 p.m. EST.


For more information, go to kyagr.com/marketing/education-resources.html or contact Elizabeth Gordon at (502) 782-4125 or elizabeth.gordon@ky.gov.