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Molly Allen WatsonMolly Allen Watson spent her summer at Colorado's Central City Opera Company. As an intern, Watson made props and furniture. She was most proud of a spinning wheel. "I actually made it work. That was my hardest project." Watson recommends internships. "It's imperative. It's so different from an educational environment. The University should require it for all majors. It's application in the real world."

—Molly Allen Watson

Interested in Sponsoring an Intern?

An internship is a cooperative educational arrangement between the student, the University of Memphis, and a community partner. Each year more than 5,000 U of M students are interning in schools, hospitals, businesses, government agencies and nonprofit organizations.

Summer 2012 Video

 

See our 2012 interns in action and hear from employers about their experience.  Click here to view.

 

Sponsoring an Intern can...

  • Bring fresh ideas, talents and skills to your organization.
  • Identify prospective employees to meet future staffing needs.
  • Provide cost-effective recruitment and training.
  • Enhance community/university relationships.
  • Encourage more practical training in the educational process.
  • Provide staff for special projects.
  • Contribute to the development of young professionals in our local and regional communities - help build the future of Memphis.

Through internships, the community offers students the opportunity to:

  • Enhance professional development with first hand experience in the world of work
  • Build an effective resume that results in better job offers after graduation
  • Improve knowledge, skills, and abilities to meet career goals
  • Develop a network of professional contacts
  • Reinforce learning received in course work experience
  • Become familiar with future opportunities in Shelby County

Employers rate relevant work experience as the most important criteria during the job selection process. A high quality internship provides the key to a more meaningful education and a brighter future.

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