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Communications & Marketing Paid Internship

Internship Background

Attention all aspiring communications and marketing professionals! Are you seeking an exciting career opportunity to jumpstart and impact your community? Look no further than the Kentucky APEX Accelerator's paid internship program! As part of our professional team, you will have the chance to assist in promoting Kentucky's economic development by helping companies navigate the complex world of government contracting.

We are seeking a self-driven, detail-oriented student enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program with a passion for communications and marketing who is eager to learn and make a difference. This role will provide valuable real-world experience while contributing to a critical mission to promote economic development across Kentucky.

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.


The Communications & Marketing Intern is a paid position that will report to and work with the Communications Coordinator to assist with various projects related to KY APEX Accelerator's website, social media, webinars and marketing materials.


Responsibilities include:

  • Assist with creating and developing printed and digital marketing materials, including brochures, flyers and other materials. You will use your editorial and writing skills in working with various stakeholders.

  • Help maintain KY APEX Accelerator’s website, including updating content, creating new pages and maintaining our training events calendar.

  • Support the Communications Coordinator in creating and executing social media content, such as promoting webinars and other virtual events.

  • Post government contract opportunities for clients on our bid notice center platform.

  • Assist with data management and reporting in Microsoft Excel spreadsheets.

  • Assist with other duties as assigned by Communications Coordinator and Executive Director.



  • Enrolled in an undergraduate or master's degree in communications, marketing, business, English or a related field

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including copywriting and editing

  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office suite, Google suite and social media platforms

  • Strong organizational and time management skills, with the ability to prioritize tasks

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

  • Bonus: familiarity with website content management systems (CMS) like Wix

  • Bonus: familiarity with customer relationship management (CRM) systems

  • Bonus: familiarity with graphic design, experience using Canva and/or Adobe programs


$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 a resume and cover letter to Anna Leigh O’Brien, Communications Coordinator, at

  • Bonus: include a writing sample from your college work

  • 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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