Are you a Marshall University student interested in an internship? An internship offers many benefits that will help you progress along your career path and increase your marketability.  Internship opportunities at Marshall University are broad and far-reaching and with the right connections, you could work in your chosen industry or profession with some of the best professionals in the business. The Marshall University Office of Career Education can assist you with exploring opportunities for internships on campus and within the community.

Benefits of an Internship

  • A chance to gain hands-on, practical career experience in your area of interest
  • An opportunity to build networks with professionals in your related career field
  • A great career-related experience to include on your resume
  • An opportunity to explore and narrow down your career options

It’s never too early to start thinking about an internship. This Internship Timeline offers a guideline of when to start looking for an internship for students.

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Steps for Success – Finding an internship

  1. Schedule an appointment. Looking for an internship and not sure where to start? Schedule an appointment with the Office of Career Education at (insert Handshake Link:
  2. Search and apply for internships. Start your internship hunt on Handshake – the leading job search and networking platform for students and alumni.
  3. Request your internship experience. Use Handshake to request and report your internship experience. Complete the internship form ( for all experiences including:
    • Credit-bearing and non-credit bearing internships
    • Paid and non-paid internships
    • Virtual or in-person opportunities

Do you still have questions about internships at Marshall University?

Call 304-696-2370 or email us to set up an appointment.

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Marshall University is continuing to closely monitor the challenges associated with COVID-19 and its impact on student internships.  As such, we would like to remind students of the opportunity to pursue short-term, professional, paid work experiences through Micro-Internships which can be completed remotely.

Through Micro-Internships, students can demonstrate their skills, explore career paths, and develop their professional networks. These paid opportunities typically range from 5 to 40 hours of work, and students can be selected for multiple Micro-Internships.

As the nation responds to the dynamic environment as a result of COVID-19, new Micro-Internship opportunities are being posted daily.

Interested students are encouraged to:

  • Create an account on Marshall University’s Micro-Internship platform
  • Fill out your profile as completely as possible
  • Have a resume ready! Need assistance? Contact the Office of Career Education to schedule a virtual resume appointment at
  • Review current Micro-Internship projects available and apply to projects of interest
  • You may be asked to fill out supplemental questions. If you need assistance, upload a document with the questions and your answers to Handshake to be reviewed by a Career Coach.
  • Companies will review applicants and choose their students. No interviews!
  • Continue to check the platform regularly for new opportunities

If you have any questions, please contact Erin LaFon at

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