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Stephanie McKinneyDuring the time at my internship I have learned how things work in a facility such as Case Management Inc. I started off shadowing and learning from my Field Supervisor, but now I am also more involved and hands on with the patients. I have learned that the duties of a case manager go beyond the Case Management facility itself. I am managing children to adolescents and this means not only do you work with the children but also with the parents. This could mean that in addition to having a session with the parent and child you may also monitor the child at school, follow up with the teachers and do visits in the home to monitor the environment and parent-child-sibling interaction. Being an intern I have already learned so much that will definitely help me when I become a Medical Case Manager.

—Stephanie McKinney

Recruiting University of Memphis Interns

Using the U of M e-Recruiting System

The U of M offers employers the opportunity to post their internship postings on our campus-wide electronic network.  This network can be accessed by current students or alumni.

This system can be used for full-time jobs, part-time jobs, or internships.  When posting an internship, consider the tasks you have for your internship.  Do these tasks or projects involve learning opportunities for students?  Will it assist them in learning more about your industry or organization?

Particularly for academic internships, we encourage you to distinguish between an internship and a part-time job.  In general, an internship provides a learning opportunity for the student to acquire new skills or knowledge during the internship period. 

A part-time job generally involves tasks that a typical part-time employee has performed in the past such as answering the phone, filing, or handling customer requests.

A  few examples of an academic internship  are Marketing Research projects, Process Improvement Projects, Social Media Development and Analysis, or Financial or Pricing Analysis projects.  The list varies with employers and their organizations but the goal is project work that “teaches” the students something new through the experience.

Our students need both internships and part-time jobs so we are happy to list both types of opportunities for you—we just ask you to categorize your needs between these two options.

When using this system, it is important to clearly communicate your opportunity in order to attract students to your posting.  Points of importance include:

  • Internship responsibilities or duties
  • Work Location
  • Compensation
  • Campus Interviews—this is optional, it is also helpful for the internship candidates to visit your location for the interview as well.
  • Hours Expected (Academic Internships require a minimum of 150 clock hours in order to earn academic credit)
  • Directions for submitting resumes from interested students—who in your organization should receive these resumes; most employers prefer resumes to be emailed to a key contact for processing.

Click here to view a sample posting which you can use as template for your position.

To post your internship opportunity, you may create create an eRecruiting account or contact Academic Internships at acadinterns@memphis.edu

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