The Paul Edwin Potter Internship - FAQs
- The current application period is now closed. Please check back with us next year for the 2023 application period.
- KGS places a high value on diversity of experience and cultural perspectives. Therefore, we encourage applications from all interested and eligible students. Diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility (DEIA) are fundamental principles that guide this program, KGS, and our mission to conduct research and provide unbiased information about geologic resources, environmental issues and natural hazards affecting Kentucky.
- If you would like your resume and cover letter reviewed before submission please submit a finalized draft version as a Word document to Liz Adams at KGS (email@example.com) by March 7th, 2022. Please include in your email, your name, and specific questions or concerns you would like addressed.
- No, we welcome students with a wide range of related educational backgrounds. Our project topics vary from year to year and require skill sets from Environmental Sciences, Physics, Engineering, Public Health, Geography, Statistics, etc.
- Each intern will be assigned a project to work on based on their interests (read more about the 2022 projects). However, our program is designed to provide our interns with a broad set of academic, professional, and interpersonal skills relevant across fields and disciplines. Through regularly scheduled seminars and field experiences, interns will gain exposure to the variety of research projects, methods, and subspecialties represented at KGS.
- The 2023 internship will run from May 22 - July 28. We expect interns to work 40 hours a week for the entire 10-week period.
- No. Any interested student enrolled at any Kentucky college or university is encouraged to apply.
- This is a paid internship. Interns will be paid $15/hour (40 hrs a week) as participants in the program. Interns are responsible for paying for their local housing, transportation, parking, and food (follow links to campus options).
- Interns are expected to follow University of Kentucky covid-19 guidelines. At this time, this includes wearing a mask while on campus property, and proof of full vaccination or compliance with weekly testing mandates. The University of Kentucky offers daily vaccine and testing options to fit your schedule.
Have other questions? Please reach out to Liz Adams at KGS via email (firstname.lastname@example.org).