Murray State University Internships

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 Katie Mantooth, Internship Coordinator, with any questions: 270-809-3735 | kmantooth1@murraystate.edu.

Please see internship resources and links below: 

 

Internship Application Deadlines

DCInternships.org (June 6 - July 31, 2015) March 17 deadline
Disney College Program (Aug 2015 to Jan 2016 | May 2015 - Jan 2016)

Internship Search Resources

MSU Departmental Internship Links

For Credit Internship Criteria

To be eligible for a "for credit" internship, you must fulfill the following qualifications:

  • 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

For Credit Internship Process

  • Meet with Department Advisor/Chair and Internship Coordinator to express interest and inquire about opportunities
  • Develop a resume and cover letter to use for application
  • 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, Career Services can assist you in completing paperwork needed to register for class

For Credit Internship Paperwork

Internship Benefits

  • Enhances your resume and makes you more marketable
  • Builds your professional network
  • Educates you about your chosen industry or field
  • Coaches you on general work functions/workplace etiquette
  • Exposes you to organizational culture, latest trends, technologies and practices 
  • Develops transferable skills: communication, time management, report writing, customer service, etc

Internship Coordinator

Katie Mantooth
270-809-3735 | kmantooth1@murraystate.edu

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 | msu.careerservices@murraystate.edu