Many community partners find internships with the University of Memphis a successful
component of their HR strategy.
To watch a video of recent successful internship experiences, Click here.
Here are a few thoughts from three of our current partners:
"The Council's experience with Shannon White is proof positive that internships benefit
everyone. She immediately became an integral part of the team and provides a unique
perspective, amazing insight and an incredible work ethic. Her desire to learn is
invigorating and having someone new who is interested in our mission and work has
challenged us to re-evaluate our processes and expand our influence."
Tennessee Economic Council on Women
"At Smith & Nephew, we have found internship programs are a great way to evaluate
prospective new employees by observing how they perform on the job in our environment.
Students from the University of Memphis are among our best interns, and we have hired
many of them into full-time positions."
Laura Whitsitt, BSME '87, MS '88, Univ. of Memphis
Senior VP, Global Research & Innovation Orthopaedics
Smith & Nephew, Inc.
"Ashley's internship is a model example of why employers have internship programs;
she contributed well to her assigned projects, provided a fresh view of how we operate,
gained experience in the area of Corporate Purchasing, and demonstrated her capabilities
and work ethic with excellence. All of these factors contributed to International
Paper offering Ashley a full-time position with our company."
Manager, MRO Sourcing
Global Sourcing, International Paper
"It is absolutely a win, win for students and businesses. It allows us to increase
the depth and quality of programs and interns get great real-world, workplace experience
to add to classroom knowledge and activities."
Rose Merry Brown, BPS '93, Univ. of Memphis
Director, Intern & Volunteer Services
Exchange Club Family Center