Oklahoma is a state located in the south-central USA, known informally by its nickname, the Sooner State. Oklahoma internships largely revolve around the aviation, energy, telecommunications, and biotechnology industries. The largest city in Oklahoma is Oklahoma City with just over 650,000 people. Major employers in Oklahoma include INTEGRIS Health, OGE Energy, Devon Energy Corp, and more. Internships at larger employers in Oklahoma can be fantastic—offering the competitive pay typical for the energy and biotech industries, but in a state with a generally low cost of living.
Oklahoma has a unique geography that includes small mountain ranges, prairies, mesas, and forests. Oklahoma is part of the U.S. Interior Highlands and is prone to severe weather such as tornadoes—don’t worry, those who live in Oklahoma are used to this weather and say that these events aren’t nearly as scary as they sound. So if you are looking to explore parts of the US with some unique geography, a variety of good paying internships (particularly in the energy sector), and aren’t afraid of some severe weather, then an internship in Oklahoma might be right for you.