FRANKFORT — The USDA Office of Advocacy and Outreach – 1890 Programs in partnership with the U.S. Forest Service and Kentucky State University’s College of Agriculture, Food Sciences, and Sustainable Systems is working to help students apply for federal internships and employment opportunities through the Pathways Employment Process. The organizations will host a workshop on this subject on from 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Monday, November 7 in conference room 238 of the Cooperative Extension Building on Kentucky State University’s main Frankfort campus.

Due to changes to the Federal Employment Guidelines, all federal positions including summer internship opportunities must be advertised and applied for through the Pathways Employment Process. This workshop will ensure that students at KSU – an 1890 Land Grant University – are aware, competitive, and prepared for the opportunities offered by the federal government.

Workshop leaders will review the process for applying to federal jobs and internships on, and will discuss how to create a profile and federal resume on the site. This workshop is open to all students, department heads, faculty, and staff at Kentucky State University.

To review Pathways before the workshop, visit If you have questions, contact Ed L. Thompson, USDA 1890 Program Liason at


Kentucky State University, building on its legacy of achievement as a historically black, liberal arts, and 1890 Land Grant University, affords access to and prepares a diverse population of traditional and non-traditional students to compete in a multifaceted, ever-changing global society by providing student-centered learning while integrating teaching, research and service through high-quality undergraduate and select graduate programs. Located in Frankfort, Kentucky, KSU offers associate (two-year) degrees in two disciplines, baccalaureate (four-year) degrees in 24 disciplines, master’s degrees in eight disciplines, and one advanced practice doctorate in Nursing. KSU has 129 full-time instructional faculty members and more than 1,700 students.