2021 KDA internship application period now open

November 9, 2020 | 8:27 am

Updated November 9, 2020 | 8:27 am

Agriculture Commissioner Dr. Ryan Quarles encourages Kentucky college students seeking a career in agriculture or government to apply for positions in the Kentucky Department of Agriculture’s (KDA’s) internship program for the 2021 summer.

“Our KDA interns gain the unique opportunity to work alongside department employees and serve the citizens of the Commonwealth,” Commissioner Quarles said. “Our past interns used their experiences at the department to launch careers in agriculture or an ag-related field. If you are a college student with an interest in an agricultural career, we encourage you to apply.”

In addition to agriculture, KDA interns may work in education, computer science, marketing, communications, pre-law, and other fields. Internships, dependent upon workplace situations due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, will run from June to August.


Applicants must be currently enrolled in a college, university, or vocational-technical program. Applicants can be enrolled in either undergraduate or graduate school.

To apply, download the application on the KDA’s website at and fill it out. Applicants must provide a résumé, cover letter, and three references. Applications and attachments must be emailed to or mailed to Mark White, director, Division of Human Resources, Kentucky Department of Agriculture, 107 Corporate Drive, Frankfort, KY 40601. Applications must be postmarked no later than Dec. 14.

For more information, go to or contact Mark White at (502) 782-0291 or

November 9, 2020 | 8:27 am

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