Co-op is a unique academic program allowing students to obtain valuable real world, hands-on work experience related to their field of study while still in school. Through this program, students participate in three terms of paid, planned, and progressive work experience. Work semesters alternate with school semesters. After completing three work semesters, most students will have gained 52 weeks of work experience before graduation.
PGA Golf Management
Co-op is a unique academic program allowing students to obtain valuable real world, hands-on work experience related to their field of study while still in school. Through this program, students are paired with host employers for three terms of paid, planned, and progressive work experience. Work semesters alternate with school semesters. After completing three work semesters, students will have completed a minimum of 16 months of work experience before graduation.
Golf and Sports Turf Management students must complete a minimum 12 month or a three-semester co-op at a golf course with an individual who is certified or progressing toward certification with the Golf Course Superintendent Association of America or at a sports stadium with a recognized sports turf manager. One of the three co-op semesters enrolled by the student must be a non-summer semester period. A 2.50 cumulative GPA on all MSU work is required to participate.
These internships have no requirements other than to be in good academic standing with the university. Students will enroll in EXL 0190 for general internships.
Professional Practice Internship I & II
Professional Practice Internships are open to students of any major. Students will enroll in EXL 3100 or EXL 3200 and must have completed 60 + semester hours with a 2.75 GPA, EXL 3100 is required to enroll in EXL 3200.
Disney College Program
Students interested in the Disney College Program can apply in their Connections account or through the Disney website. Students will be placed in various positions throughout the Disney World parks. Once students have interviewed with Disney and accepted an offer, they will complete paperwork with our office and enroll in the EXL0190 class. Please contact Jenny Mehri for questions regarding this program.
Each semester the State of Mississippi Senators and Congressmen hire students for internships in their offices. These internships are a great way to gain experience, enhance communication skills, network, and strengthen your resume. It also provides students with an opportunity to be right in the center of all the action in Washington D.C. Each Senator and Congressman has a slightly different application process. Feel free to apply to all that interest you. These offices also hire recent graduates who may be between undergraduate and graduate or professional school. Below are links to the pages for each individual’s internship website.
Please feel free to contact the Career Center if you have questions regarding D. C. internships. Caragh Boyles, Associate Director of Assessment and Internships for PSPA, serves as a point of contact for Washington, D.C. internships for both students and employers. You can contact Ms. Boyles via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or call the Career Center at 662.325.3344 to schedule an appointment. You may also access internship or contact information directly from each of Mississippi's federal representatives below.
School of Architecture Externship Program
Students majoring in Architecture have an opportunity to participate in a one-week, paid externship program over the week of the University's Spring Break. Students are placed in design firms across the United States to learn more about the Architecture profession. All expenses associated with travel, room, and board are the responsibility of the student. The School of Architecture takes on the role of helping place and advise students interested in participating in externships.