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Kentucky Energy and Environment Cabinet

​​Apply Now for Summer Internships

The Energy and Environment Cabinet (EEC) is currently accepting applications for summer  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:

  • ​An 11-week summer term
  • $15/hour pay
  • 37.5 hour work week
  • EEC gear
  • Telecommute opportunities (where applicable)
  • Great experience to build a resume​​

​Aside from shadowing staff, intern duties include:

  • ​Reviewing and processing data
  • ​​Working on presentations
  • File management
  • Accompanying field staff on site visits
  • Investigation​​​

​Qualifications to apply:

  • ​Must be 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
  • Currently enrolled and in good academic standing
  • Great communication skills
  • Strong technical and analytical skills
  • Self-starter, motivated, and eager to learn
  • Basic knowledge and experience in Microsoft Office programs including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook​​

How to apply:

​Submit your resume and cover letter in a single PDF and email to Sierra Newton​ 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

​​Prior to submitting your resume and cover letter, we highly encourage you to visit our website and​​ our social media pages on Facebook and Twitter​ to learn more about the Energy and Environment Cabinet. The EEC is a large agency, and your research will allow you to familiarize yourself with the different subject areas within the cabinet.


​Please contact Sierra Newton​ if you need further information.