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Internship Success Stories

Cary Littlejohn"My internship at Baldwin, Molina & Escoto, Attorneys at Law in Washington, D. C. was a great experience. I consider it a defining moment in not only my educational career but also my life in general. Spending time day in and day out in a courtroom was an amazing experience. The best novelists would have had trouble coming up with some of the cases I observed, and it was almost surreal to be part of the action as a 20-year-old college student. It was a great feeling to know that I impacted people's lives and helped fight for them when their freedom was on the line."

—Cary Littlejohn

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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