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Short for "Cooperative Education Program," co-ops allow students to gain experience with a paid full-time position in their field for three alternating semesters (one work semester, one school semester, etc.). The Cooperative Education Program Office is located at 335 McCain Hall and can be reached at 662-325-3823 or

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Boost your resume with paid or unpaid positions. Academic departments work with students to find internships in their field during a normal semester or for the summer. MSU's Career Center is also a great resource for professional internships and the place to start for the Disney College Program!

Internships with the Career Center

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Our students have gained professional experience through co-ops and internships with many prestigious companies and organizations. This list is just a snapshot of the great opportunities given to our students:

  • Professional sports organizations
  • NASA
  • Honda Manufacturing of Alabama
  • Adidas
  • National Park Service
  • St. Jude 
  • Hood Industries
  • Green Bay Packaging
  • US Department of Agriculture (USDA)
  • Dick’s Sporting Goods
  • John Starr Memorial Forest
  • DOW Chemical
  • International Paper
  • Florida Forest Service
  • Milwaukee Tool
  • Shipt 
  • Huntington Ingalls
  • Disney College Program
  • Uber
  • Kate Spade
  • Prada
  • U.S. Navy Marine Mammal Program
  • Chewy


Don't just take our word for it. Hear from students that have gained real world experience through experiential learning!