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Glyn Helen Vandenberg"I'm currently a senior Hospitality and Resort Management major. During my Junior year, I successfully completed a position as a marketing intern with the Brooks Museum's marketing department. It was an incredible chance to view the inside workings of a non-profit museum and get to know about and be involved with the events they presented. This past summer, I was afforded the opportunity to participate in an amazing internship program through the University of Memphis. This program, called The Washington Center for Internships (TWC), set me up with multiple internships from which I was able to choose which offer I wanted to accept based on my interests. TWC set up all the students participating in an apartment in Washington, D.C. where we either walked to or commuted via Metro to work during the business week and we were left to our own musings after work hours and on the weekends! I chose to work as a development intern with the Trust for the National Mall and gained invaluable experience inside a small but powerful non-profit, working with politicians, business leaders, and national planners. With one year left until I graduate, I'm trying to gain access to as many opportunities as are still available to me. Recently I was awarded an internship in Vermont at the Ascutney Mountain Resort, an Orange Lake Resort. I will be rotating throughout all aspects of the hotel operation and enjoying my time in the mountains!"

—Glyn Helen Vandenberg


Academic Credit

Academic Credit for Internship Experience

If you are interested in receiving academic credit for an internship experience, first consult with your academic advisor. If your department does not offer academic credit for an internship experience, or you are maxed out on your internship hours within your major, you may choose to enroll in ELC 4000-Community Internship course that is available for all majors.

ELC 4000 - Community Internship (3-6 semester hours) offers extensive professional preparation as an intern in a community setting that may limit student's enrollment in other courses.

Prerequisite: Permission of student's academic advisor. Note: Students enrolled in UNIV 4000 are considered to be full time students for enrollment certification purposes. If you have questions concerning your eligibility for aid, please contact DebraAnn Brown, Associate Director, Financial Aid and Scholarships at dbrown@memphis.edu.

Download an overview of ELC 4000 here. 

The completed learning contract must be approved by your internship site supervisor and your academic advisor. Once these documents have been reviewed and approved, you will then receive a permit to register for ELC 4000.

To request a leave of absence, submit a Personal or Medical Leave of Absence Request form and supporting documents to the Scholarship Office in 107 Wilder Tower.

For additional information regarding ELC 4000 contact Academic Internships at acadinterns@memphis.edu or 901-678-3260.

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