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AppalachiaCorps internships to continue in summer 2022

LEXINGTON, Ky. The AppalachiaCorps program of internships with organizations in Eastern Kentucky and the greater Appalachian region will continue in Summer 2022, the University of Kentucky Appalachian Center and Center for Service-Learning and Civic Engagement announced.

ApppalachiaCorps connects UK students with summer internship opportunities concentrating on their career goals and that provide leadership and networking skills, preparing them for future jobs and placements.

Students have interned at organizations such as Appalachian Citizens Law Center, Highlands Museum & Discovery Center, Pikeville Medical Center, and Livelihoods Knowledge Exchange Network (LiKEN).

“After a very successful summer 2021 internship program, we are thrilled to again offer internship opportunities for students through our AppalachiaCorps program,” said Kathryn Engle, director of the Appalachian Center at UK. “Interested students should check out our website and fill out an inquiry from and attend one of our informational meetings. Organizations interested in hosting a student should also submit an application form on our website.”

The Appalachian Center has informational meetings coming up in a few weeks and is currently taking inquiries from students. Participation in the program is on a first-come, first-served basis and preference will be given to students who can make their own arrangements with host organizations.

The first information session will be held 5 p.m. Monday, Jan. 31, at The Appalachian Center, located at 624 Maxwelton Court, Lexington. There will also be a Zoom option.

Additional information sessions will take place Feb. 15, March 28 and April 11.

The internship program is available to all UK undergraduate and graduate students in good standing with a GPA of 3.0 or higher. Students in the UK College of Arts and Sciences, from the Appalachian region, who are first generation and those working through the Federal Work-Study program are strongly encouraged to apply.

For more information, visit https://appalachiancenter.as.uky.edu/appalachiacorps or download the brochure or flyer.

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