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Thank you for considering MSU students and alumni as potential employees. We are proud to have you visit our campus and recruit students from one of the top public universities in the South. We hope that recruiting at MSU is a positive experience for both our employers and our students/alumni. We expect that employers follow the utmost ethical conduct when interacting with our students, alumni, and staff. Employers should follow the NACE Principles for Professional Conduct.

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Throughout the semester, Career Services holds events to help employers connect with MSU students and alumni. View our upcoming events, call us at 606-783-2233 to see how you might get involved on campus and get your company's brand out to students!

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Co-operative Education and Internships are professional level experiential education for students to apply classroom theory to real life work situations. Students may do experiential education either as an academic internship in which they earn college credit for working with an employer or as a non-credit internship. Students may not always need academic credit, but would like to earn valuable work experience by utilizing a non-credit internship. Generally, a non-credit internship should be paid, according to Department of Labor standards.

   Internship Guide for Employers

   Download MSU's Internship Guide for Employers to learn how to create and manage a successful internship program in your organization.

   Department of Labor Internship Standards

   Access Department of Labor Internship Standards here.


  • Interns may bring new ideas and fresh problem solving skills adding value to your company's success.
  • Interns bring professional level assistance to your organization at a low cost.
  • Interns can be used to complete a project and alleviate added stress to full time employees.
  • Interns can be hired for seasonal and part time employment.
  • Internships offer a way of recruiting full time employees.

To participate:

  • Develop a job description that will attract a potential intern. Determine if pay is possible. Fifty percent (or more) of the intern's responsibilities should be professional level tasks.
  • Post your internship job description on Eagle CareerNet.
  • Interview students who may be interested in the position.
  • Complete a Learning Contract (link below) with your new intern. This is the student's responsibility to complete and return to Career Services.
  • Be a good mentor and consistent supervisor to your intern.
  • Offer constructive criticism and fill out a student evaluation form (included with the Learning Contract) at the end of the student's internship.
  • Pat yourself on the back for helping students become professionals.
Internship Packet with Learning Contract


Career Center


MSU Career Center
428 University Blvd. 
Morehead, KY 40351

Phone: 606.783.2233
Fax: 606.783.9188

  • Morehead (Residential Campus)
    150 University Blvd., Morehead, KY 40351
  • Admissions
    121 E. Second St., Morehead, KY 40351
  • MSU at Ashland
    1400 College Drive, Ashland, KY 41101
  • MSU at Mt. Sterling
    3400 Indian Mound Drive, Mt. Sterling, KY 40353
  • MSU at Prestonsburg
    6 Bert Combs Drive, Prestonsburg, KY 41653
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