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AppalachiaCorps is a student internship program through the UK Appalachian Center that pairs students with opportunities for experiential learning in eastern Kentucky and the greater Appalachian region. AppalachiaCorps serves a three-fold purpose:

-providing students with unique work and learning opportunities

-strengthening UK’s land-grant commitment to the Appalachian region

-building capacity and networks of relationships between Appalachian organizations

The AppalachiaCorps program is currently accepting student inquiries regarding Summer 2023 placements. Preference will be given to students who can make their own arrangements/contacts with host organizations as resources and time is limited at the Appalachian Center to assist with those connections. Participation in the program is on a first come, first served basis. Students should submit their inquiry form, completed position agreement, learning contract, and apply through UK HR as soon as possible during the Spring 2023 semester in order to ensure a placement. 

The AppalachiaCorps student internship program is made possible by a generous grant through the UK Women & Philanthropy network and has been administered in conjunction with the Center for Service-Learning and Civic Engagement.