Student Internship Information

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An internship integrates practical experience with education in a structured, supervised work environment. Internships are available year-round and typically last one semester. They can be paid or unpaid; for class credit (consult academic or faculty advisor for approval) or not. Contact Career Services with any questions: 270-809-3735.

The benefits of participating in an internship are vast. When you intern, you have the opportunity to do the following:

  • Enhance your resume and be more marketable for the full-time job search 
  • Build your professional network
  • Expand understanding about your chosen industry or field
  • Develop general work functions and workplace etiquette
  • Gain exposure to organizational culture, latest trends, technologies and practices 
  • Develop transferable skills: communication, time management, report writing, customer service, etc

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Internship Search Resources


Academic Internship Criteria & Process


  • Currently enrolled, degree-seeking at the time of appointment
  • 24 credits accumulated at a college or university
  • Earned at least six credits at Murray State University
  • Cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher
  • Under an unrestricted baccalaureate admission status
  • Enrolled in the program concurrent with employment
  • Willing to pay for the course by the hour at an in-state rate


  • Meet with your Internship Course Advisor to express interest and inquire about opportunities
  • Develop a resume and cover letter to use for application
  • Utilize resources in Career Services to identify opportunities
  • Network with friends, family, alumni and/or professionals in the field about positions
  • Research companies/organizations of interest to determine application process and deadlines
  • Interview for positions
  • Once a position is secured, complete paperwork linked below so you can register for the class

Academic Internship Paperwork

MSU Departmental Internship Links

Murray State Career Services
Office Hours: Mon - Fri, 7:30 AM - 4:00 PM (Summer) | 8 AM - 4:30 PM (Fall/Spring)
100 Oakley Applied Sciences Bldg | Murray, KY 42071 
P: 270.809.3735 (call for appointments) | F: 270.809.3516 |