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Youth VillagesWhen we hire recent college graduates at Youth Villages it is important that they have experience in the social service field, immediately setting them apart from other candidates. Our internships give students hands-on experience while opening the door for future career opportunities within our organization. Former Youth Villages interns are given priority when being considered for employment because they have the foundational knowledge of our programs. Throughout many of our locations we offer fall and spring internships for credit and a paid summer internship program. Our paid summer internship program here in Memphis brings students from all over the country- combining hands-on experience with an amazing opportunity to meet new people! If you are looking for a challenging and exciting opportunity to make a difference in the lives of youth then apply online today at www.youthvillages.org/internships.aspx.

—Youth Villages

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.  Are these tasks or project a learning opportunity for a student?  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.

Hire a Student

To Create an eRecruiting account, click here.

 Many employers find it helpful to use more than one approach for recruitment.  Our staff is available to help you with your recruiting strategies for internships.

For further questions please email acadinterns@memphis.edu.

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