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Carl Albert Public Internship Program

State agencies interested in participating in the Carl Albert Public Internship Program select, appoint, and pay eligible applicants. Undergraduates are employed for one or two academic semesters or 999 hours. Senior Undergraduate and Executive Fellows (graduate) Interns may be employed for up to two years and are eligible for health and retirement benefits. Upon successful completion of an internship in the Undergraduate, Senior Undergraduate, or Executive Fellows Program, a participant who has met all requirements of education and experience shall be eligible for appointment to a position in the classified or unclassified service of the state and shall be deemed as meeting all other statutory requirements. Employment through CAPIP is neither automatic nor guaranteed.

Undergraduate Internship Program

An Undergraduate Internship Program consisting of a temporary position for students enrolled in an institution of higher education and working toward an undergraduate degree, which shall include associate's degrees or certifications by the Oklahoma Department of Career and Technology Education

Senior Undergraduate Internship Program

In order to be eligible for appointment to a CAPIP Senior Undergraduate Internship, an applicant must have:

  •     Completed 90 credit hours of undergraduate level coursework, and
  •     Achieved a cumulative grade point average of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale in all undergraduate level coursework.

Executive Fellows Internship Program

In order to be eligible for appointment to a CAPIP Executive Fellows Internship, an applicant must have:

  •     Completed an undergraduate degree,
  •     Completed 6 credit hours of graduate-level coursework, and
  •     Achieved a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale or 7.0 on a 12.0 scale in all graduate-level coursework.

Why state agencies use CAPIP

  •     Interns bring a wealth of talent and the latest technology to an agency.
  •     Interns provide needed person-power at times when agencies are doing more with less.
  •     Interns do not count against an agency's FTE limit.
  •     Interns fill gaps in the agency talent pool.
  •     CAPIP opens beneficial avenues of communication with the state's colleges and universities.
  •     CAPIP may assist agencies in attaining Affirmative Action employment objectives.
  •     Agencies have the opportunity to evaluate potential employees before offering them permanent employment.

Why students participate in CAPIP

  •     Each intern is paid by the agency where he or she works.
  •     Executive Fellows are enrolled in the state health insurance and retirement benefits programs, if expected to work 1,000 or more hours per year.
  •     Executive Fellows are granted leave benefits commensurate with regular state employees.
  •     It's a great way to get much-needed work experience.
  •     It provides the opportunity to make valuable contacts and lifelong friends.
  •     It's a way to get on the inside track for future career opportunities.

Carl Albert Public Internship Program Application

All applicants are required to complete and submit a CAPIP application and supporting documents to be considered for the program. Apply online using our new system (link opens in new window).

Internship Opportunities

Occasionally, a state agency will request that the CAPIP office post a specific internship opening on the CAPIP website or through the online application system (link opens in new window). However, it may also be a good idea to contact agencies of interest directly and inquire about their opportunities through the CAPIP.  

Attention Agency HR Personnel ONLY: To request a list of the current eligible CAPIP participants, please submit an email.