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Internship Success Stories

LaTanyia Walker"The MS degree in Policy Studies interested me because of my love of education. I want to be in an administrative level some day and I felt that this track would get me there. The professors have worked well with me and it has been rewarding. I want to start out teaching or in administration in a Community College so I am also working on my Community College certificate. I feel that through my studies here I will be able to enter the realm of Higher Education and begin to build a successful career." More

—LaTanyia Walker

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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