Carl Albert Public Internship Program
State agencies interested in participating in the Carl Albert Public Internship Program (CAPIP) 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. Executive Fellows who successfully complete a two-year internship are eligible for appointment to a position in the classified or unclassified state service. 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.
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. However, it may also be a good idea to contact agencies of interest directly and inquire about their opportunities through the CAPIP.