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Program Overview:

The Fogelman College of Business & Economics has a formal undergraduate and graduate internship program, incorporating on-the-job learning in its academic environment.

Internship education provides students with the opportunity to supplement academic instruction with practical, realistic job experience. This new opportunity will provide qualified junior, senior, and graduate business students with various forms of job experience in their academic major.

Internships increase the ability of the participating students to function effectively once they enter the workforce, and to improve their opportunity to make a more accurate decision about career choices. The total experience is coordinated and supervised by the University and the cooperating firm. Our office operates as a resource in assisting with the student's search for internship opportunities, but does not provide placement services.

Interns can be assigned short or long term projects or assist in the daily operations of a department. Interns generally work 15 to 20 hours per week, depending on a company's need. Most positions are paid at a rate determined by the participating company. Internships are typically available for students in all majors in the Fogelman College.

Searching for an Internship:

The University of Memphis currently uses an online system called eRecruiting to post internship opportunities that are currently available to students. Registering with eRecruiting is FREE to all students from freshman to alumni! All you have to do is activate your account by logging in. Using eRecruiting, you can post your resume, search for open positions, and apply to open positions.

Students are also welcome to email their resumes and cover letters to the FCBE Internship Office to be stored in the college's resume book. If an employer requests to view resumes, your resume will be available. Please, email resumes to fcbeintern@memphis.edu.

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Academic Requirements:

Requirements for internship course credit are as follows:

  • FCBE degree seeking student

  • Junior or Senior with at least a 2.75 GPA and 15 credit hours of upper division core classes OR-

  • Graduate student with at least a 3.0 GPA and 15 credit hours of coursework

  • Students must work 150 hours to receive credit

In addition to these requirements, Finance majors must have completed FIR 3410 with a minimum grade of a C. Sales majors are required to have an alternative GPA of 2.25 (not 2.75) and must have successfully completed MKTG 3410.

The course and the internship must be taken simultaneously. No credit can be given for past experience. Internship experience must be directly related to your major.

Internship Credit Application Procedures:

Congratulations of being offered an internship! Please follow the steps below to apply for academic credit.

Paper based application instructions:

Step 1: Download the Internship Academic Credit Application

Step 2: Obtain Job Description and Job Offer Letter from Employer

Step 3: Schedule appoint with LaToya Chavers Using appoint plus to get approval

Step 4: Get signature from faculty advisor and department chair

Step 5: Send the completed application to Latoya Chavers to receive credit 

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Contact Information

For more information, contact your FCBE department's internship representative or schedule an appointment with:

LaToya Chavers
Associate Director of Internships, Recruitment, and Scholarships
114 Fogelman Administration Building
University of Memphis
Memphis, TN, 38152
901-678-3905
fcbeintern@memphis.edu

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