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UC Students Intern in Frankfort


FRANKFORT, Ky. -- Two University of the Cumberlands students have been awarded Frankfort Semester Internships and are spending their spring semesters working and studying in Kentucky's state capital.

They are Rhyana Barker, a junior political science and history major from Lily, Ky. and Kimberly Farr, of Kennesaw, Ga. Barker is doing her internship with Republican state Rep. Jim Stewart, of Flat Lick. Farr, who is majoring in political science, history and minoring in French, is interning in the office of State Treasurer Todd Hollenbach.

The Frankfort internship program, sponsored by the Association of Independent Kentucky Colleges and Universities (AIKCU), provides on-the-job experience for students interested in public affairs and gives them an opportunity to consider public service as a career option. In addition to working 30-hours per week, interns also complete academic seminars in public administration and Kentucky government and politics. Completion of the program qualifies them for varying amounts of academic credit from their home institutions. Interns also receive a $2,500 stipend to partially cover their living expenses for the semester.

Since its inception in 2000, 129 students from Kentucky's 20 independent colleges and universities have participated in the internship program. More information about the AIKCU internship program is available at

Located in Williamsburg, Ky., University of the Cumberlands is an institution of regional distinction, which currently offers four undergraduate degrees more than 40 major fields of study; ten pre-professional programs; ten graduate degrees distributed over eight areas, including two doctorates and seven master’s degrees; certifications in education; and online programs. For more information visit

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