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Classes beginning at 4pm today on the WKU Bowling Green campus are canceled. ALL Thursday and Friday classes on all campuses are also canceled. Online classes will proceed as scheduled. WKU offices will be closed on Thursday, with essential personnel reporting.

WKU Owensboro closed at noon today (Wed., 3/4).

WKU Glasgow evening classes that begin at 5 pm today will be canceled and the WKU Glasgow campus will close at 7 pm.

WKU Elizabethtown-Fort Knox campus will close today at 3 pm and will remain closed Thurs., Fri, and Sat., March 5-7.

Should inclement weather make travel hazardous, residence halls will remain open until Saturday. Follow WKU Housing & Residence Life for updates.

The high school regional basketball tournament games scheduled for tonight have been canceled. Games will be rescheduled for Friday/Saturday. Follow WKU News for the latest updates. #WKUAlert

Create an Internship

Internships are win-win.

"You can't get a job without experience and you can't get experience without a job."   Employers need additional help, but can't afford to hire a permanent staff member. Students want a successful collegiate experience that leads them to employment.  Internships give the employer temporary, skilled help and students gain career-related experience. 

An internship is typically 15 weeks in length with the student working 10-20 hours a week,  however the dates and times are negotiable.  Employers set a rate of pay, advertise the internship and hire the student.  The academic credit and number of work hours required are established by the student and his/her faculty advisor.

Want to create an internship?

  1. Work with your supervisor and HR department to write an internship position description and determine the rate of pay
  2. Post the advertisment on TopJobs and The Center for Career and Professional Development will advertise it
  3. You will review resumes, interview, hire the student intern for a specified time period and sign off on a learning plan
  4. The student meets with their faculty advisor to arrange credit
  5. The employer completes an evaluation of the student and the work relationship ends

Offering an unpaid internship?

The U.S. Department of Labor has established six criteria to determine whether interns must be paid the minimum wage:


Please call or email The Center for Career and Professional Development if you need additional information or assistance in creating an internship at your organization.  We're here to help.

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