Co-op/Intern Program Information for Accredited College, University, Career and Technical College Students
Employment of Co-op/Intern Students
All students from vocational/technical college systems, community colleges and accredited post-secondary colleges and universities or other educational institutions approved by the Personnel Cabinet are eligible to participate in this program.
Agencies May Consider Post-Secondary Students
- 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.
Cooperative education and internship students are required to complete an
online application in the Career Opportunities System and self-nominate to the Co-op/Intern Program posting. Interested students must also submit the
Academic Credit Agreement form and an unofficial copy of their transcripts to the Co-op/Intern Program Coordinator. The
Academic Credit Agreement form must be signed by a counselor, advisor or cooperative education coordinator at their respective educational institution. The documents will be reviewed to ensure all requirements are met before students are placed in the program.
The documents must be mailed to:
Co-op/Intern Program Coordinator
State Office Building,1st Floor
501 High Street
Frankfort, Kentucky 40601
On occasion, exceptions can be made to the 2.5 GPA requirement when the GPA is less than 2.5. Educational administrators may contact the Co-op/Intern Program Coordinator to determine eligibility for placement.
Some educational institutions provide extended academic credit to students who work across semesters. The agency may keep the students across semesters whenever possible. A record of academic credit must be on file. For more information, contact the Co-op/Intern Program Coordinator.
Are paid at an hourly rate and receive holiday pay for the hours they are scheduled to work.
Earn sick leave and sick months of service if they work at least 100 hours in a month.
Do not receive health/life insurance, retirement, annual leave or annual months of service.