Kentucky Tourism



Intern Interest Form Adobe PDF Document

* After downloading and completing the Intern Interest Form, please email it to Tanya Bradshaw.

The Kentucky Department of Parks is actively seeking students enrolled full-time at an accredited Kentucky post-secondary school or educational institution approved by the Kentucky Personnel Cabinet.  

Eligibility Requirements

• Enrolled on a full-time basis at an accredited Kentucky post-secondary school or other educational institution approved by the Kentucky Personnel Cabinet.
• Must be participating in a full-time cooperative education/internship program and,
• Must receive at least three credit-hours per semester. Co-op/Intern positions can be paid or unpaid positions.
• Working toward a diploma, degree or certificate in a field that relates directly to the Co-op/Intern position for which they are being considered.
• In good standing with the school with at least a 2.5 grade point average. This grade point average must be maintained throughout the period the student is working in a Co-op/Intern position.

If interested students fail to meet the requirements listed above, other consideration may be an option.

Curatorial Intern (Unpaid), Fall 2017

Work Station: John James Audubon State Park

John James Audubon State Park in Henderson, Kentucky, seeks a part-time intern to assist with documenting and rehousing photographs, manuscripts, and prints in the Park’s museum collection. This is an excellent opportunity for a student or a recent graduate of a university program to gain hands-on experience working with archival materials and artwork related to the life of John James Audubon. The internship will include training on accessioning, cataloging, condition reporting, rehousing, and handling museum collections. The intern will work closely with the Museum Curator to perform these duties and may assist the curator in other projects such as exhibit research and maintenance.

Qualified applicants will be current students at the junior or senior level of a university program. Museum staff will also consider graduate students and recent graduates for this internship. The successful intern will be detail oriented with exceptional organizational skills and the ability to work in a team and independently. Data entry and inventory experience is a plus. A positive attitude, strong work ethic, and a willingness to learn new things are necessary for this position. 

This internship is non-paying and requires a minimum of 150 hours for completion, generally completed 10-15 hours per week. The Museum Curator will schedule the intern’s hours in a period from 8:00 am to 3:30 pm, Monday – Friday. Interested applicants should send a resume and cover letter to Jennifer Spence, Museum Curator, at [email protected]

Send completed interest forms and/or resumes to [email protected]

Hard copy documents can be sent to:
Tanya Bradshaw
Kentucky State Parks
2 Hudson Hollow Road, Unit 1
Frankfort, KY 40601
Phone: 502-892-3353

For more information regarding eligibility requirements and the application process visit