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Besides the tuition, are there any other costs associated with being a KEMI Intern?

Housing is provided to the interns at no cost; however, some interns may be required to pay for utilities and the cost is approximately $50 per month.

Meals and personal expenses (including transportation to the farm) are not provided for the intern.

Students are responsible for obtaining their own medical insurance while participating in the KEMI program. It is strongly recommended that each student procure medical insurance coverage before beginning the internship program. The farms are not responsible for providing health insurance and students should be aware that the host farm for which they will be working does not have the duty to eliminate all risks of injury of participation in farm animal activities. Participants should further understand that there are inherent risks of injury that they voluntarily accept if they choose to participate in farm animal activities.

Reliable transportation is absolutely essential for the successful completion of this course. It is necessary for students to travel to work, campus and to various KEMI sponsored events in the Lexington area. Under Kentucky State law, you are required to maintain liability insurance on any operational vehicle.