Application Process

 

There are multiple steps to completing an AppalachiaCorps internship. The timeline below will guide students through the process.

Prior to Internship

  • Fill out an Inquiry Form to notify AppCorps staff of your interest in Appalachia, location, skills and/or experience. This will add you to our email list so you will recieve updates about the internship program. 
  • Attend an information session to learn more about the program and ask questions.
  1. March 28th 5:00PM – Join us via zoom https://uky.zoom.us/j/83752724944
  2. April 11th 5:00PM – The Appalachian Center, 624 Maxwelton Court, or join us via zoom https://uky.zoom.us/j/87230715644

(If you are unable to attend an information session, our team can meet with you individually to further discuss the program. More information sessions will be added throughout the Spring semester.)

  • Make contact with an organization and begin working out details with the potential internship site. 
  • In consultation with your internship site supervisor, fill out a Position Agreement, to be signed by the student, partner site supervisor, and AppalachiaCorps staff.
  • Apply for position through UK HR and complete necessary paperwork

(Students must apply through UK HR. Students cannot be compensated for hours worked until the UK HR process is complete and students are given the go ahead to begin working. This includes submitting an I-9 form)

During Internship (May 9- August 19, 15 weeks possible)

There are a few assignments that need to be completed by students during their AppalachiaCorps internships. Students work at internship sites, submit timesheets via email and via myUK, attend cohort meetings, and submit reflections about their experiences.

Tentative Schedule of Cohort Meetings, Mondays at noon via Zoom

  1. Monday, May 9- Introduction & Internships 101
  2. Monday, May 23- Intro to Appalachia 
  3. Monday, June 13- Mid Summer Reflection
  4. Monday, July 11- Resume Workshop 
  5. Monday, August 1- Building Community in the Workplace

Mid season check in meeting with Dr. Engle (week of June 13th)

AppalachiaCorps Mid-Summer Reflection 2022 (to be completed by the student intern by Friday June 17th at 5:00 pm)

Revised Resumes submitted to Dr. Engle Due Monday July 18 

AppalachiaCorps Final Reflection 2022 (to be completed by the student intern due by Friday, August 19th)

 

After Completing Internship

Graduation Party! - August 19 (time TBA, tentative location- Appalachian Center), final reflection submissions due at this time.

 

All Required AppalachiaCorps Documents

Inquiry Form

Position Agreement

Partner Site Memorandum of Understanding

UK HR application (choose one)

Learning Contract (due Friday May 6, 2022)

Email Timesheet Template (send weekly to Kathryn.Engle@uky.edu, Todd.Stoltzfus@uky.edu, and your internship supervisor)

AppalachiaCorps Mid-Summer Reflection 2022 (to be completed by the student intern by Friday June 17th at 5:00 pm)

AppalachiaCorps Final Reflection 2022 (to be completed by the student intern due by Friday, August 19th)

Internship Site Reflection