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Emily Blum"As an intern at Lipman School, I planned and implemented activities and lesson plans designed to meet children's developmental needs. Based in part on my journal entries and observational data, I was able to develop a special relationship with each child based on trust and understanding. My interactions with children demonstrated the importance of positive reinforcement."

—Emily Blum

Faculty Guide to Internships

An internship is a cooperative educational arrangement between the student, the University of Memphis, and a community partner. Each semester more than 2,000 U of M students are interning in schools, hospitals, businesses, government agencies and nonprofit organizations. 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

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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