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Summer in the City Internship Program Expands to Include College Students

Hopkinsville Mayor Wendell Lynch, Fire Chief Steve Futrell, and Police Chief Clayton Sumner invite local high school juniors and seniors to apply for the 14th annual Summer in the City Internship Program.  To be held June 8th through June 26th, the internship features $500, a letter of recommendation and valuable career experience in an office setting for those successfully completing the three-week program.

During the internship, students are also offered the opportunity to experience various facets of city government while receiving valuable workplace readiness and other skills.  To be program eligible, an applicant must be:

·       a high school junior or senior in Christian County at the time of selection (i.e., Class of 2020 or 2021), and

·       16 years old by June 1, 2020.

Since its inauguration, sixty-four youths have completed a city internship program.  Again this year, up to seven interns will be selected to participate – 1 at Hopkinsville Police Department, 2 with Hopkinsville Fire Department, and 4 at City Hall. 

New in 2020, up to three interns will be selected to participate in the city’s college student internship designed to encourage Hopkinsville natives to return to their hometown to work after earning their degrees.  Therefore, priority will be given to students from Hopkinsville or Christian, Todd, and Trigg Counties.

Applicants will be selected through a competitive application and interview process and gain meaningful, real-world experience in one of three departments: Administration, Fire & EMS, or Public Works.  They also must be currently enrolled in a college or university and available to work 30 hours a week for a $2,250 stipend paid bi-weekly.

High School Student Applications

Public, private, and homeschooled students are all welcomed to apply.  Applications are available for download online at  Students may also pick up application forms from the Hopkinsville Municipal Center drive-up window. 

Completed application packages must be received no later than 4:00 p.m. on Friday, April 17, 2020, by email to or hand delivery at the Hopkinsville Municipal Center drive-up window addressed to: Attn: Summer in the City Program.

College Student Applications

Completed application packages for college student interns must be received no later than 4:00 p.m. on Friday, April 24, 2020.  Most applications must be accepted via the approved online portal of a student’s college or university.   If your collegiate institution does not have an authorized job application portal, please email your resume and cover letter to 

Have other questions?  Contact Nikki Durham by email at or phone at (270) 890-0215.