Minority Internship Program


Minority Intership Program Logo with two Interns

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Minority Internship Program (MIP) provides career opportunities, as well as hands-on work experiences strategically including women and minorities which have been historically excluded.  It is designed for undergraduate and graduate students of Kentucky colleges and universities (Word,PDF). Offered three (3) times a year, each session has a maximum enrollment of 5 interns.

  • ​Session 1: Fall - Application Deadline - July 15th
  • ​​Session 2: Spring  - Application Deadline - November 15th
  • Session 3: Summer- Application Deadline - April 15th

Interns will have the opportunity 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 30 undergraduate hours
  • Have at least a 2.5 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 must complete the following steps which includes:


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 for Civil Rights, at 502-564-3601.

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