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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.

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

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Dietetics Student Discovers Her Niche in the Medical Field

Kimberly Boliek, a nutrition and dietetics student at McNeese State…

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McNeese medical laboratory science interns share their experience with junior-level students. Danielle Richard, a 2015 McNeese graduate and medical laboratory science program director for Lake Charles Memorial Hospital, explains what to expect during an internship.

McNeese Medical Laboratory Science Students Help Their Peers Prepare for Internships

Each spring, junior-level medical laboratory science students at McNeese State…

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Kolby Carter

Graduate Student Completes Internship to Pursue Passion in Athletics

McNeese State University health and human performance graduate student Kolby…

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Allison stands with a McNeese banner at Sen. Cassidy's office.

Business Student Interns for U.S. Senator Cassidy

Allison Hunt, a McNeese State University management student from Lake…

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Kiara Mitchell

McNeese Student Combines Two Passions Through Internship

Kiara Mitchell completed her bachelor’s degree in health and human…

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Chad Lapointe

Physical Therapy Student Gains Experience During Internship

Chad Lapointe, Erath, a senior health and human performance major…

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Hunter Lepretre

McNeese Dual Major Serves as First Research Intern at LSU AgCenter

Natural resource conservation management and agricultural sciences major Hunter Lepretre, Gueydan,…

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McNeese natural resource conservation management major Cutter Tonn

Natural Resource Conservation Management Major Applies His Knowledge in the Field at Internship

McNeese State University natural resource conservation management senior Cutter Tonn…

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McNeese State University Family Sciences Student Katy Rozas

Family Science Students Changes Lives Through National Internships

McNeese State University senior family science major Katy Rozas, from…

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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…

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