Advice and Resources

Internship Advice


Check out our MSU Communication Internship Blog to learn about past experiences from MSU students and tips on how to land your dream internship.

Career Center Handbook:

For tips and tricks regarding cover letters, résumés, and application processes, see the MSU Career Center Handbook.

Sample Documents:

Resume Resumes: A Guide Cover Letter Sample Email & Phone Script Templates

For understanding of the definition of an internship and compensation for internships in the U.S. as defined by National Association of Colleges and Employers, visit the NACE Internship Criteria statement.

Career Center Course Information

For questions about receiving course credit through the Career Center, please contact Renea Brandon at 662-325-3823 in 335 McCain Engineering.

For general career counseling, resume review, or mock interviews, please contact Daniel Morgan at [email protected].

For questions about Washington, D.C. Internships, please contact Caragh Boyles at [email protected].

For information on receiving credit through the Career Center:

For general career center information:

Resources for Hiring Organizations

Supervisor's guide to how to set up internship and frequently asked questions.

The defintion of an "internship" according to the Cooperative Education & Internship Association.

New Guidelines for Internships: The New Unpaid Intern Test.

United States Department of Labor, Fact Sheet #71: Internship Programs Under the Fair Labor Standards Act.