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PUBLIC PROTECTION CABINET

Internships

The Public Protection Cabinet (PPC) Internship program is a unique and mutually beneficial program for both students and agencies. Our goal is to provide a well-rounded experience for each of the student interns. Students will receive a meaningful educational experience including networking opportunities, field experiences, and industry-specific educational components.

For information on upcoming internship opportunities email ppc.communications@ky.gov
 
Summer 2022 Interns
Congratulations to our Summer 2022 Interns
Aaliyah Boller
Office of the Secretary

Aaliyah Boller is a senior at the University of Kentucky graduating early! She is pursuing a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science with a minor in Criminology. Aaliyah is a native Kentuckian born and raised in Louisville. She is a hard-working, multi-faceted, ambitious young woman with aspirations of practicing law and attending law school next fall. Outside of working with the Kentucky Real Estate Authority, she is an investor and developer herself, the provisional liaison of UK's National Honor Society of Political Science, and a Lunsford Scholar. If there is any time left in those busy days, Aaliyah loves watching movies, cooking, and getting outdoors.
Lukas Negron
Office of Information Technology

Lucaas Secrist
Department of Financial Institutions

Lucaas Secrist hails from Hillsboro, IL and is a rising third year law student at the University of Kentucky. A 2020 graduate of MacMurray College, Lucaas earned a degree in Business Administration and Marketing and hopes to serve as an attorney in state government. Lucaas is excited to be in the Bluegrass and to serve the commonwealth.
Meera Ghetia
Department of Financial Institutions

Meera is a first-year law student at the University of Kentucky J. David Rosenberg College of Law. She received a bachelor’s in Business Administration with a concentration in International Business and Business Economic/Public Policy from George Washington University. She is a first-generation college graduate. She was born and raised in Fishers, Indiana but now calls Concord, North Carolina home. Prior to coming to law school, she was a legal assistant at Covington & Burling LLP in Washington, DC. She chose to join DFI this summer because of an interest in the growing space of Web3 and digital assets and regulating these spaces to make a safer investment platform as well. The space will continue to grow and without regulation, it can become very interesting. During her time here, she hopes to learn about the regulatory process and the current issues in the space. In her free time, she loves to nap, watch Netflix, do arts and crafts, puzzles, and go on hikes.
Nikhil Akula
Office of Information Technology

Nikhil Akula is an incoming freshman at the University of Kentucky, where he plans on studying computer science. He was born and raised in Frankfort, Kentucky. Currently, he is interning in the Kentucky Public Protection Cabinet, where he hopes to gain real-world working experience and learn more about software engineering. He looks forward to becoming a software engineer and potentially creating his own startup. In his free time, Nikhil enjoys traveling, swimming, and spending time with family.
Spring 2022 Interns
Adrian Del Valle
Real Estate Authority

Alexandria Thurman
Department of Insurance

Megan Bernard
Office of the Secretary

Fall 2021 Interns
Charles Churchill
Kentucky Horse Racing Commission

Deja R. Robinson
Kentucky Horse Racing Commission

Mark Lee
Real Estate Authority

McKringle Mhlanga
Department of Insurance