The State of Mississippi Student Internship Program (SIP) offers a variety of opportunities designed to help recruit and attract exceptional students to a broad spectrum of opportunities within State of Mississippi government agencies. The program offers interns professional experiences and training opportunities that are tailored to meet their educational and professional goals.
The College Internship Program provides opportunities for interns:
- To acquire specific skills that are needed to pursue their professional goals and aspirations.
- To earn money (at agency discretion) while continuing their education.
- To train with people who manage the day-to-day business of State of Mississippi government.
- To combine academic study with the on-the-job experience.
- To learn how state agencies provide services to Mississippi and the nation as a whole.
- To obtain hands-on-work experience in their field of study.
Student interns are able to work in state agencies for temporary and/or seasonal positions. Students work flexible work schedules, and are from all educational backgrounds.
- Verification from an accredited college or university showing proof of current enrollment as a full-time student.
- Verification from an accredited college or university showing proof of GPA as 2.0 or higher and completion of thirty (30) hours of coursework.
- Students also must meet any additional criteria their school requires for participation in our program. This may include G.P.A., grade level, and number of credit hours earned.
- International students: To be eligible for this program, you must be currently enrolled in a college/university in the United States and possess unrestricted U.S. work authorization. Typically, this means international students must be studying on a F-1 or J-1 visa. Contact your international student advisor if you have any questions regarding your eligibility. Reminder: Should an invitation be extended to you, you will be required to submit verification of your legal right to work in the United States at the time of your arrival.
*The benefits listed on this job description are for current State of Mississippi employees only. The benefits are not applicable to interns in the College Internship Program.
- Follow oral and written instructions and communicate effectively with others in both oral and written form.
- Organize and prioritize work to meet deadlines.
- Work independently, exercising judgment and initiative.
- Maintain an effective working relationship with clients, employees, exhibitors, patrons, and others encountered in the course of the internship.
- Computer Literacy.
Examples of Work:
Student will have the opportunity to gain knowledge in the areas of:
- Analyze agency regulations;
- Perform legal research;
- Prepare legal opinions and briefs;
- Examine and/or prepare legal documents, agreements, and contracts.