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 minorities and women and other individuals who have been, historically excluded. It is designed for undergraduate and graduate students of Kentucky colleges and universities. Offered three (3) times a year, each session has a maximum enrollment of 15 interns.
•Session 1: Fall
•Session 2: Spring
•Session 3: Summer
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.
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 (Summer session excluded)
To be considered for the MIP, students shall submit an application packet, which includes:
•Completed TC 18-14 form (Minority Internship Program Application-Certificate Program) signed by the applicant.
•Resume or CV
•Letter of recommendation from a non-family memeber
Course Credits/Program Compensation:
University Credit Hours Earned Hourly Wage Rate*
*Rates are subject to change.
Applicants with any questions regarding the program, the application, or deadlines for applying should contact the MIP coordinator, Vincent C. Thomas, Sr., at 502-564-3601.