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Smith & NephewSmith & Nephew Orthopaedics is a global medical device company that develops, manufactures, and markets a wide range of joint replacement, fracture fixation, and deformity correction products. The purpose of the Smith & Nephew Orthopaedics Research Internship and Co-op Program is to provide opportunities for engineering students to work with industry prior to entering the workforce full time. Engineering interns learn valuable skills by applying their education to industry projects. The Company gains additional help for critical projects and the opportunity to evaluate firsthand potential future job candidates. To view available positions and apply online, visit the Orthopaedic Research careers heading at www.smith-nephew.com.

—Smith & Nephew

Welcome to the World of Internships!

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, nonprofit organizations and government agencies. 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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Looking for Reflection and Internship Summary Assignments?  This portfolio is one approach to combining summary of a student’s internship experience with career development.  The portfolio can also be used later to share with employers during future interviews.  If you’d like a copy for your use, please contact acadinterns@memphis.edu.

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