The 14th annual Hopkinsville Summer in the City high-school internship program will now be offered to college students.

High-school juniors and seniors as well as college students will have the opportunity to intern with Hopkinsville Mayor Wendell Lynch, Fire Chief Steve Futrell and Police Chief Clayton Sumner.

The internship program will be June 8-26, and participants will receive $500, a letter of recommendation and career experience in an office setting after completing the three-week program.

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.

Up to seven interns will be selected to participate: one will be at Hopkinsville Police Department, two with Hopkinsville Fire Department, and four at city hall.

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 will gain real-world experience in one of three departments: administration, fire and EMS, or public works.

College students must be 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 p.m. April 17 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 p.m. April 24. 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

For more information, email Durham or call 270-890-0215.

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