Undergraduate Internships

Internship Objectives

  • To assist interns in identifying and strengthening their career-related skills while contributing to the sponsoring agency;
  • To assist interns in clarifying their career option and developing skills and experience to facilitate employment opportunities;
  • To provide opportunities for interns to relate academic and theoretical knowledge to job-related skills and experiences;
  • To facilitate communication and networking between the University of Memphis and the community;
  • To provide university resources to community agencies;
  • To assist in curriculum development and program evaluation.

Placement Agency Responsibilities

In order to maximize opportunities for placement success, agency intern coordinators should:

  • Meet with the intern early in the semester to establish a mutually agreeable work schedule that will allow the student to complete the required 120 hours.
  • Orient the intern to the agency's specific policies and procedures regarding dress, hours of operation, telephone protocols, and other workplace norms.
  • Remain cognizant that interns are prohibited from being placed in dangerous situations, participating in undercover activities, and transporting clients in their personal or agency vehicle.
  • Provide the intern with the necessary resources and instructions to perform relevant agency tasks appropriate for a BA student's level of expertise.
  • Monitor the intern and provide constructive feedback on their performance.
  • Notify the Undergraduate Internship Coordinator if there are any problems or concerns with your intern by e-mail or by telephone at (901) 678-2737.
  • Complete the on-line Mid-term Agency Evaluation. It is recommended to do this during the third or fourth week of the internship but it can be done sooner or later. The evaluation can be done multiple times if needed.
  • Complete the Internship Agency Evaluation at the end of the internship period.

Opportunities

Summer and Fall 2018 Internship Applications

Please note the following requirements to apply for the Internship class:

1. You must be a CJUS major.
2. You must have a minimum 2.8 cumulative GPA and minimum 2.8 major GPA.
3. You cannot have full time employment. ***Any internship schedule conflicts with part time employment will result in the student having to withdraw from the course.***
4. Seniors (90+ credits hours earned prior to Summer or Fall) are given STRONG preference.
5. You must be able to pass a criminal background check.

All applications are due in McCord 311 no later than noon on Monday, March 26th. Late applications will not be considered. If you are accepted into the class, you will be notified by email. All accepted students will have permits issued to enroll in the class when registration opens the week of April 3. 

Download an electronic application for Summer 2018 here and Fall 2018 here. For more information, please contact Mrs. Mary Tucker or Ms. Laurel Miles