Statewide Internship Program

Hiring Organization: MSU Extension
Employment type: Internship
Job Location: Various Locations Throughout Michigan
Application Deadline: April 1, 2019

Internship Descriptions - Summer 2019

Michigan State University Extension will offer paid 2019 summer internship opportunities for high achieving undergraduates. The intent of this program is to expose students to Extension career opportunities, to develop student’s career-based portfolio skills and to support the work of Extension Educators and Specialists. Selected individuals will have the opportunity to work with multiple Extension Educators and Specialists in multiple topic areas during the summer experience.

Expectations and Eligibility

Interns will be matched with an Extension Educator and Specialist team that will utilize the student’s academic preparations to further develop essential career skills. During the internship experience, students work full-time on a substantive faculty-guided project, demonstrations, workshops and participate in professional development activities, including attending seminars and completing periodic writing assignments. Due to the intensive nature of this program, it is expected that students will not enroll in summer coursework or accept other employment during the work week. Taking (1) online course up to 4 credits during the summer would be acceptable. Students may opt to enroll for academic credit in ANR 493 (3 credits) or an appropriate XXX 493; the student is responsible for any tuition and enrollment fees. Regardless of academic enrollment, all interns will complete the same academic intern reporting including time sheets, weekly reports, mid-internship report and evaluation, final evaluation and final internship poster. Applicants must meet all of the following criteria:

  • Is a current MSU undergraduate student thru August 2019
  • Preferably Is returning for one or more semesters of undergraduate study after Summer 2019 (i.e., not graduating before December 2019)
  • Is eligible for employment in the USA; international students must obtain an appropriate visa
  • Cumulative GPA of 3.00 (on a 4.0 scale)
  • Able to commit to full-time employment during the 12-week summer program
  • Have access to reliable transportation
  • Will be at least 18 years old by May 1, 2019

Compensation and Housing

Students participating in the MSUE internship program are paid $12.50 per hour and typically work 40 hours per week for up to 12 weeks. Participants are student employees of MSU and are responsible for applicable taxes. Work-related travel will be compensated. Students are responsible for their own housing. It is expected that applicants will have a housing option in close proximity of their area of choice. Multiple Michigan geographic regions are available. As noted in the titles, a couple of the internship locations do include housing.

Application Timeline

The application process is open until a suitable candidate has been selected. All positions will close on April 1 regardless of status. Review begins immediately after application. Please apply early.


Handshake - - cover letter, resume and unofficial transcript - Position ID in the table above. To see all of the available internships, please click here.


If you have questions about the internship process or timeline, please contact Dr. Luke Reese, or 517-353-3258 or Josh Gunn, or 517-355-2361.

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