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Carrie Beard"The therapists at Therapy Hut have really helped me get a better understanding of how to work with patients who need help with everyday skills. They have let me be "hands-on" with the patients which will help me in my long-term goals to becoming more successful and have an early start in working with patients who need and receive therapy. I have learned how therapists evaluate patients and how they are able to help the patients according to their goals and their needs. I have particularly learned more about occupational therapy and how disorders have affected these children, as well as the therapists trying to overcome the problems."

—Carrie Beard

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 kpenwell@memphis.edu

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