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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. While we’re primarily looking to place interns in the areas of front desk operations, recreation programming and food service operations, positions focusing on other areas occasionally become available.

Needed: MEMORIAL DAY through LABOR DAY

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.

Featured Position

Primary Work Station: Frankfort, Kentucky. Travel required.

Sample Duties: Retail Merchandising - ensure a proper level of stock is maintained, and that the merchandise is displayed appropriately with proper signage and favorable shelf placement; including setup, plan-o-gram execution, as well as the stocking, fronting, facing, and rotating of the manufacturer’s products. Maintain inventory by restocking shelves with product from inventory; observing inventory levels; prompting management to reorder when levels appear low; arranging for return and credit for damaged products.

Other Vacant Positions

Primary Work Station: General Burnside State Park, Burnside Kentucky Pulaski County

Sample Duties: Plan and lead recreational programming for campground guests. Assist in registering guests at the campground.


Primary Work Station: Lake Malone State Park, Dunmore Kentucky Muhlenburg & Logan Counties

Sample Duties: Plan and lead recreational programming for campground guests.

Assist in registering guests at the campground and selling merchandise.


Primary Work Station: Lincoln Homestead State Park, Springfield Kentucky Washington County

Sample Duties: Assist golf course superintendent with golf course maintenance.

Assist in the pro shop with scheduling tee times, selling merchandise, and monitoring GolfNow.


Primary Work Station: My Old Kentucky Home State Park, Bardstown Kentucky Nelson County

Sample Duties: Docent – Dress in period attire to lead guided tours of Federal Hill Mansion

Other Key Areas of Interest

Food Service: Serve food from counter or steam tables, keep dining/kitchen areas clean, replenish food at serving stations, operate cash register, learn to cook meals for large groups, maintain records of food used and left on hand.

Potential Work Stations: Greenbo Lake State Resort Park, Greenup Kentucky Greenup County

Pennyrile Forest State Resort Park, Dawson Springs Kentucky Christian and Hopkins Counties


Recreation: Plan and lead recreational programs, supervise the distribution and maintenance of any equipment loaned to guests, inspect playground equipment for wear or other problems, inspect and maintains trails, coordinate special events.

Potential Work Stations: Barren River Lake State Resort Park, Lucas Kentucky Barren County
Buckhorn Lake State Resort Park, Buckhorn Kentucky Perry County
Columbus-Belmont State Park, Columbus Kentucky Hickman County
Greenbo Lake State Resort Park, Greenup Kentucky Greenup County
Kincaid Lake State Park, Falmouth Kentucky Pendleton County
Nolin Lake State Park, Mammoth Cave Kentucky Edmonson County
Pennyrile Forest State Resort Park, Dawson Springs Kentucky Christian and Hopkins Counties
Wickliffe Mounds State Historic Site, Wickliffe Kentucky Ballard County


Front Desk: Receive, confirm and cancel reservations, register, check out and in guests, operate switchboard, receive and post charges to guest accounts, assume responsibility for treatment of guests, complete reports.

Potential Work Stations: Barren River Lake State Resort Park, Lucas Kentucky Barren County
Pennyrile Forest State Resort Park, Dawson Springs Kentucky Christian and Hopkins Counties


Send completed interest forms and/or resumes to Tanya.Bradshaw@ky.gov

Hard copy documents can be sent to:
Tanya Bradshaw
Kentucky State Parks
500 Mero Street, 11th Floor
Frankfort, KY 40601
Fax: (502)564-0853
PH: (502)564-8110 Ext. 400

For more information regarding eligibility requirements and the application process visit https://careers.ky.gov/Pages/join-the-teamprograminfoforcollegeuniversityctcs.aspx.

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