Internships
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Internship Success Stories

Donna D. HuddlestonI have found that internships offer students invaluable networking opportunities and potential employment opportunities, as well as functioning as impressive additions to their resumes. Although many of our majors have general work experience, for most students these internships represent their first step into their professional careers, and afford students the chance to participate in the real world, not just theoretical class discussions or unrealistic TV representations of the Criminal Justice field.

—Donna D. Huddleston

Internship Opportunities at the U of M

An internship is a cooperative educational arrangement between a 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, 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.

Student Guide to Internships

Additional Resources for Students

Internship Orientation Powerpoint 

International Students - Curricular Practical Training (F-1) information  

Helen Hardin Honors Students- Honors Experience Information

Student Success Stories

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