Auditor of Public Accounts Announces Paid Internship Program


FRANKFORT, Ky. (March 1, 2023) – Do you believe county and state government should be accountable for the public dollars they receive and spend? Are you looking for a rich and rewarding career where accountability and transparency are part of your job? If you're a current college student, then a new paid internship program at the Kentucky Auditor of Public Accounts (APA) is for you!

Beginning this summer, APA is launching its first “Follow the Data Internship Program!" The title of the paid internship program comes from the cornerstone philosophy of Kentucky's 47th State Auditor, Mike Harmon, and his directive to APA to “follow the data" when it comes to their work in making sure government is efficient, effective, and ethical.

“Our office is always seeking out the best talent possible to conduct, on average, more than 600 audits each year in addition to special examinations in areas ranging from our public universities to county attorney offices," said Auditor Harmon. “The new internship program will help us hopefully find and retain those looking for such a career."

Internship applications are being accepted in the following areas of APA:

  • Office of State Government Audits and Technology, which audits accounts and financial transactions of state agencies.
  • Office of Local Government Audits, which audits fiscal courts, county sheriffs, county clerks, and other local offices.
  • Office of Special Examinations, which examines agencies or programs based on allegations of waste, fraud, or abuse.

To be eligible, students must be currently enrolled in an accredited Kentucky college or university, have completed their junior year, and are on track to graduate with either 20 semester hours, or 30 quarter hours of accounting.

Interested students can submit their application or learn more about APA's paid internship program on our website.