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Jonathan Bennett"My experience in Washington has exceeded my wildest expectations in sharpening and furthering my academic development. As a research assistant, I co-authored two papers and worked with public and private sector leaders in the founding of SAGE-Strengthening America's Global Engagement-the first independent public diplomacy organization in the United States. The unique nature of my academic course-most embodied in the fact that it was actually taught in the headquarters of Amnesty International-has made it a valuable experience as well."

—Jonathan Bennett

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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