Start preparing for your summer internship over the break!

This was first sent out to #Students_Announce over email from Esther Livingston on Tuesday, December 12, 2023 at 5:09 pm.

Thanks to the 157 students who have already started preparing for a summer internship by submitting an Internship Agreement and getting enrolled in the Internship Prep Course!

That means there’s still about 100 of you that might need to complete the Internship Agreement before our office closes for winter break at 5:00 p.m. on December 19thif you want to be able complete the Prep Course while you are away. We will be back in the office on January 3rd and will continue enrolling students up through February 1st.

  1. Declare your intention to do a summer internship by completing the Internship Agreement any time before February 1st (or by Dec. 19th as mentioned above)
    • When the Agreement is received, you’ll be enrolled in the Internship Prep Course in Moodle.
  1. Complete all the required modules of the Internship Prep Course any time before February 15th.
    • The Prep Course replaces the previously required information sessions, and breaks down the multi-step process into more manageable segments.

The winter break is not only a great time to do the Prep Course, it is also a great time to start searching/considering possible internships for the summer, so you may want to take a look at these employers who will be attending the Internship Fair 11:30-1:30 on February 2nd in Baird Lounge. Below is a list of only the early registrants – there will be more! Some have already posted their positions in Handshake, but most will be doing that by January 12th.

Have a wonderful, restful break!

Esther, Sara, and Nicole
Internship Program Staff

Good Zoo at Oglebay

Wheeling, WV

Positions will be posted to Handshake by January 12.

KY Department of Revenue 10+
Life Adventure Center Looking to hire up to 6 interns and summer staff will be posted to Handshake by January 12.
Women’s Business Center of Kentucky

Marketing Intern (hiring for 1): Digital marketing, graphic design applicant

Business Analyst (hiring for 1): Market research, confidential business plan support/development for clients


Positions will be posted to Handshake by January 12.

Richmond Police Department Positions will be posted to Handshake by January 12.
Fort Boonesborough State Park

Historical Interpreters 18th Century. Work up to 37.5 hours per week, Wednesday-Sunday at Fort Boonesborough, Richmond, KY. If you enjoy history and considering it as a career, then apply at the earliest opportunity for these fun positions.


Positions will be posted to Handshake by January 12.

Camp Nelson National Monument

(National Park Service)

– Marketing Intern (hiring for 1-2 positions)

Positions will be posted to Handshake by January 12.

The Living Arts & Science Center Arts Administration Internship
Development Internship
Art & Science Education Internship
STEM Internship
Child Development Internship
Marketing/Social Media Internship
Gallery Internship
Outreach InternshipPositions will be posted to Handshake by January 12.
USDA Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS)

Soil Conservationist, Engineer, Financial Specialist, Management Analyst

Positions will be posted to Handshake by January 12.

Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill – Museum Studies Interns (hiring for 1-2 positions)
– Preserve Interns
– Summer Camp CounselorsPositions will be posted to Handshake by January 12.
DBHDID Kentucky Correctional Psychiatric Center

DBHDID psychiatric hospital system of care

Positions will be posted to Handshake by January 12.

Kentucky Department for Behavioral Health, Developmental and Intellectual Disabilities

Tailored internships offer opportunities for policy and administration experiences through exposure to areas: behavioral health equity & resiliency; prevention and behavioral health promotion; child and adult mental health; substance use treatment and recovery; developmental and intellectual disabilities; autism; disaster behavioral health; crisis and emergency behavioral health services; data management, analysis, and visualization; financial management; budgets and contracts; behavioral health workforce development.

Positions will be posted to Handshake by January 12.

New Vista -Marketing Intern (1)
-Training and Professional Development (1)
-IT (1-2)
-HR (1)Positions will be posted to Handshake by January 12.
Appalachian Voices Coal Impacts Team Assistant
Firefly Hills RV and Glamping Park Outdoor Hospitality Specialist (hiring up to 3 positions)
KY Energy & Environment Cabinet

The Energy and Environment Cabinet (EEC) has internships across the Commonwealth. We have paid opportunities within the Department for Natural Resources, Department for Environmental Protection, Office of Administrative Services, the Office of Energy Policy, and the Public Service Commission.

​Interns can expect:
​ $15/hour; 37.5 hour work week
EEC gear, great experience to build a resume​​

Intern duties include: ​Reviewing and processing data, working on presentations, file management, accompanying field staff on site visits​​​

​Qualifications to apply:
​Must be a graduate of or a student in pursuit of a BA or BS in environmental science, biology, physical sciences, or related degree fields from an accredited program
3.0 GPA
Great communication skills
Strong technical and analytical skills
Self-starter, motivated, and eager to learn
Basic knowledge and experience in Microsoft Office programs


How to apply:
​Submit your resume and cover letter in a single PDF and email to​ with the subject line “(Your first name, last name) EEC Internship Application”. Example: Jane Doe EEC Internship Application. In your resume and cover letter, please be sure to include the following information:

First and last name, Email, Phone number, Address
University and anticipated year of graduation, Current GPA
Related experience
Area of interest within the EEC where you would like to intern
Residence for the duration of the internship

Esther Livingston
Director of Internships
Berea College Office of Internships and Career Development
308 Stephenson Hall, CPO 2136, Berea, KY 40404

By Esther Livingston
Esther Livingston Director of Internships