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Internships

We Change Lives

Internships are a great way for students to get hands-on experience in their field of study under the supervision of an experienced professional. Internships can be on or off campus, paid or unpaid and typically last one semester, though many students participate in multiple internships over the course of their educational career.

Internships offer opportunities to network with industry professionals, receive on-the-job training and graduate with work experience, and are a great way to start building your resume before you enter the workforce. Many McNeese interns are able to translate their internship experiences into full-time employment after graduation.

Academic Credit

Students in every major are eligible for internships, and most internships offered through McNeese qualify for academic credit, as long as they are related to your field of study. To find out more about available internships, eligibility requirements, tuition costs and how to enroll in internship courses, contact your college’s Internship Coordinator or the Career and Student Development Center.

Want to Know More?

Don’t just take our word for it – hear from McNeese students how their internships have been life changing:

Master of engineering student Shreewan Rupakheti conducting concrete research

McNeese Graduate Student Investigates Environmental Effects on Concrete

McNeese State University engineering graduate student Shreewan Rupakheti is conducting first-of-its-kind research to explore how weather contributes to concrete deterioration….
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Tate Helms stands in front of machinery in a McNeese sweatshirt

Electrical Engineering Major Receives Hands-on Experience at Internship

McNeese State University senior Tate Helms, an electrical engineering major from Sweet Lake, is gaining practical hands-on experience through…
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Kevin Romero headshot

McNeese Engineering Student Helps Design the Next Generation of Spacesuits at NASA Internship

Kevin Romero, a senior electrical engineering student at McNeese, is gaining valuable skills through a second internship with NASA…
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Jessica Rathjen

McNeese Student Experiences Engineering First Hand through Internship

McNeese State University student Jessica Rathjen, an engineering major from Westlake, has had the chance to see what civil…
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Samuel Hacker Headshot

Senior Chemical Engineer Turns Knowledge into Action at CITGO Internship

McNeese State University senior chemical engineering major Samuel Hacker, of Lake Charles, is receiving vital hands-on experience through an…
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Mackenize Martinez, right, with Janie Sims Hipp, CEO of the Native American Agriculture Fund

Agricultural Sciences Major Develops New Skills at National Internship

McNeese State University senior agricultural sciences student Mackenize Martinez, from Zwolle, is spending her summer serving as a communications…
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