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Accounting & Contract Management Paid Internship


Internship Background

Have you ever considered a career in contract management? Are you interested in gaining hands-on experience in a growing team? Look no further than the Kentucky APEX Accelerator's paid internship program!

We are seeking a highly detail-oriented and self-motivated intern to join our team and assist with accounting and contract management. In this paid internship, you will work closely with the program’s Executive Director and the finance team to ensure accurate contract management and financial records.

About KY APEX Accelerator

The mission of the Kentucky APEX Accelerator is to promote Kentucky’s economic development by assisting companies in the process of government contracting. Our services include virtual and in-person training events, one-on-one coaching, market research and more. We aim to grow Kentucky’s economy one small business at a time. Our parent organization, the Kentucky Science & Technology Corporation (KSTC), is a nonprofit organization partially funded by the Department of Defense.


  • Create a bid in response to a request for a proposal.

  • Review contracts and suggest edits or revisions to ensure accuracy, clarity and compliance.

  • Coordinate contract execution by ensuring all necessary parties sign and copies are distributed to relevant parties.

  • Track contract milestones in Excel, including subcontract data, POs, RFP numbers and dates, from start to completion to ensure critical dates are noticed.

  • Maintaining a digital filing system for electronic contracts ensures easy access and retrieval.

  • Coordinate with the finance team to ensure payment is received for completed work and process payment approvals.

  • Perform bookkeeping tasks that require some calculations, such as invoicing, paying bills, filing reimbursement forms and tracking expenses and receipts twice a month.



  • Currently enrolled in an undergraduate or master’s degree program in accounting, finance, business administration, MBA or a related field

  • Strong organizational and time management skills, with the ability to prioritize tasks and manage multiple projects simultaneously

  • Excellent attention to detail with the ability to check for accuracy

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite, particularly Excel and Word

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills and the ability to think critically

  • Interest in accounting, finance and contract management

  • Self-motivated and able to work independently as well as part of a team

  • Reliable transportation to and from our physical office location in Lexington is required


Starting at $17 per hour

Working Conditions

  • This part-time internship position requires a minimum of 10 hours per week, though we will be highly flexible to help you succeed with your role as a student and as an intern.

  • This role has hybrid flexibility so that some shifts may be completed remotely.

  • This internship is available as either a one-semester or full-year opportunity, and there is also an option to work during the summer if desired.

  • Our office is located in the Dudley Square building on the corner of Maxwell and Mill streets in downtown Lexington.

  • Free parking is available.

  • Office hours are 9 AM-4 PM Monday-Friday, and our staff enjoy a hybrid schedule of in-office and remote work.

How to Apply

  • Please email your resume and cover letter to our Executive Director, Nancy Brown, at

  • Please use Microsoft Word or PDF file types only

  • The position will be posted until filled

Our Contact Information

Kentucky APEX Accelerator

308 S Mill Street, Suite 300

Lexington, KY 40508

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