Minority Internship Program

Purpose and Scope

 The purpose of the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Minority Internship Program (MIP) is to provide career opportunities, as well as hands-on work experiences, in transportation to traditionally under-represented groups such as women, those with disabilities, and members of diverse populations.  It is designed specifically for undergraduate and graduate students of Kentucky colleges and universities.  Offered twice a year, each four-month session has a maximum enrollment of 15 interns.

  • Session 1:  February-May
  • Session 2:  September-December

Interns will have options to work in a variety of participating Cabinet offices, ranging from administrative and legal to engineering and technology fields.  MIP includes formal mentoring, networking opportunities, hands-on work experience, and exposure to transportation-related careers for selected students.


Internship Qualifications

All internship recipients shall:

  • Be U.S. citizens enrolled as full-time undergraduate or graduate students in an accredited Kentucky college or university
  • Have earned at least 60 undergraduate hours
  • Have at least a 3.0 grade point average
  • Enroll in a co-op or internship course with their college or university and receive credits through the school per course requirements

To be considered for the MIP, students shall submit an application packet, which includes:

  • Completed TC 12-277 form,  Minority Internship Program Application, signed and dated by the applicant
  • Resume or CV
  • Unofficial transcript
  • Letter of recommendation from a professor
  • Letter of recommendation from a previous employer, volunteer leader, or other faculty/staff member
  • Typed, double-spaced, two-page essay detailing post-graduation career goals, the meaning of public servant, and reasons for applying to the program

 Course Credits/Program Compensation 

University Credit Hours EarnedHourly Wage Rate*
​*Rates are subject to change.


 Contact Information

Applicants with any questions regarding the program, the application, or deadlines for applying should contact the MIP coordinator, Office of Human Resource Management, at 502-564-4610.

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