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Meredith Leigh MacalusoAs an Organizational Leadership student, my internship with The Crescent Club definitely improved my skills of working together with other people to accomplish a goal. I have improved my ability to speak in front of others. My internship provided an opportunity for me to be involved in the organization of events that were being held at The Crescent Club. I was trusted with getting everything set up and making sure the event went smoothly. I loved this experience and learned an incredible amount that will help me with all future careers.

—Meredith Leigh Macaluso


Academic Credit

Academic Credit for Internship Experience

If you are interested in receiving academic credit for an internship experience, first consult with your academic advisor. If your department does not offer academic credit for an internship experience, you may choose to enroll in UNIV 4000.

UNIV 4000- Community Internship (3-6 semester hours) offers extensive professional preparation as an intern in a community setting that may limit student's enrollment in other courses. Prerequisite: Permission of student's department chair. Note: Students enrolled in UNIV 4000 are considered to be full time students for enrollment certification purposes. Download an overview of UNIV 4000 here.

Generally, students enrolled in 6 credit hours of UNIV 4000 will maintain full time status for purposes of financial aid, repayment of loans, parents' insurance, and scholarships. However, the federal government requires that Pell Grant recipients must be enrolled in at least 12 credits a semester to be considered full-time for aid purposes.

If you have questions concerning your eligibility for aid, please contact DebraAnn Brown, Associate Director, Financial Aid and Scholarships at dbrown@memphis.edu.

To request a permit to register for UNIV 4000, click here.  The completed learning contract must be approved by your internship site supervisor and your department chair or advisor. In addition, you must complete the learning objectives form and submit both forms prior to the start of your internship.  Once these documents have been reviewed and approved, you will then receive a permit to register for UNIV 4000.

To request a leave of absence, submit a Personal or Medical Leave of Absence Request form and supporting documents to the Scholarship Office in 107 Wilder Tower.

For additional information regarding UNIV 4000 contact the our office at acadinterns@memphis.edu or 901-678-3260.

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