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 general career counseling, resume review, or mock interviews, please contact Amy Skelton at

For questions about Washington, D.C. Internships, please contact Caragh Boyles at

For questions about taking EXL 0190 or EXL 3100 to document an internship on your transcript, call the Co-op Office at 662-325-3823 or stop by 335 McCain Hall. 

For general Career Center information, visit their website: or send an email to

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.