The internship program allows students to earn college credit for work experience related to their major course of study. These may be paid or unpaid experiences structured to create a student and employer learning environment. Using real-world experiences to apply concepts and skills learned in the classroom is a tremendous benefit for everyone. It provides skilled employees to the business, industry, government, and non-profit organizations.

International Students must obtain their department academic advisor or graduate coordinator’s approval for internships and confirm eligibility for Curricular Practical Training (CPT) with a Designated School Official (DSO).

For employment and Internship Opportunities, please contact or visit KSU Office of Professional Development and Career Services

Please be advised that employers may often be unfamiliar with international student employment options like Optional Practical Training (OPT) and Curricular Practical Training (CPT). They might assume that hiring an international student requires them to immediately initiate work visa sponsorship, which is not the case. International students are eligible and allowed to obtain work authorization. International students who plan to conduct internship or seek a job are encouraged to bring a letter from the Kentucky State University's Office of International Student Experiences to give to potential employers at an interview or in other communications.