Student Internship Opportunities

An internship through the Department of Marketing offers students unparalleled opportunities to develop professionally, acquire real-world managerial/entrepreneurial experiences, and apply classroom learning to the workplace. 

 Student (Intern) Requirements

  • Marketing majors must have Senior classification (90+ semester hours).
  • Student must have at least a 2.5 overall grade point average.
  • Student must earn the internship position by securing part-time employment with an academically approved Internship Sponsor (employer).
    • The internship must be approved by the Internship Coordinator and Department of Marketing.
    • In the fall or spring semester, an intern is required to work between 15 and 25 hours per week (part-time hours).  In summer, interns may work full-time.
    • The internship should be a new learning experience for the student intern (i.e., should not be a job the student holds currently or has held previously)
  • Complete the INTERNSHIP FORMS (there is a student form and an employer form) and send to Mr. Coats ( for approval and permit to register for the MKT 4950 course.

The Student (Intern) agrees to:

  • Meet with Internship Coordinator as requested
  • Work a minimum of 225 hours for three hours of college credit (12-25 hours per week)
    • Summer - work a minimum of 2 months in the summer regardless of the number of hours earned (must work until July 15th)
    • Fall - work a minimum of 3 months int the fall semester (must work until December 1st)
    • Spring - work a minimum of 3 months in the spring semester (must work until April 1st)
  • Work in a company approved by the Internship Coordinator
  • Perform in a professional manner and comply with the employing company's regulations and policies
  • Maintain employing company's confidentialities
  • Submit an Internship Portfolio Project to the Internship Coordinator by the designated due date
  • Ask the employing company to complete and submit Employer's Performance Evaluation of Intern form

Internship Opportunities

  • The Internship Coordinator has a list of internship opportunities.
  • Additional internship openings can be found at the MTSU Career Development Center.  To register, click on the link to Lightning JobSource. Internship searches are available, along with full- and part-time job openings, career recruitment on campus and other valuable information. 

Internship Coordinator

Thom Coats
Professor of Practice and Center for Professional Selling Director

Phone: (615) 904-8505
Office: Business and Aerospace Building, N436
















Mailing Address:
PO Box 40 
Middle Tennessee State University
Murfreesboro, TN 37132