Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles encourages Kentucky college students seeking a career in agriculture or government to apply for positions in the Kentucky Department of Agriculture’s internship program for the 2023 summer.

“Kentucky Department of Agriculture internships offer the unique opportunity to work alongside our employees and agriculture community,” Quarles said in a news release from his office. “This experience can give students valuable insight 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 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 and complete the application on the KDA’s website at Applicants must provide a résumé, cover letter and three references. Applications and attachments must be emailed to or mailed to: Mark White, Division of Human Resources, Kentucky Department of Agriculture, 107 Corporate Drive, Frankfort, KY 40601

Applications must be postmarked no later than Jan. 6, 2023.

For more information, go to or contact White at 502-782-0291.