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Alan BunnAlthough he has held two previous marketing internships, Bunn acknowledges the excitement that he has for interning at a communications firm, a position that is certain to provide a very different experience from any position that he has held in the past. Sure to be a resume booster, Bunn says that he looks forward to attaining concrete work experience to complement the theory that he has learned in his academic courses. "Having the opportunity to spend an entire semester as an intern at a first-rate communications firm in Washington, D.C., while receiving academic credit for the experience is definitely one of the highlights of my college career," he said.

—Alan Bunn


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, or you are maxed out on your internship hours within your major, you may choose to enroll in ELC 4000-Community Internship course that is available for all majors.

ELC 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 academic advisor. Note: Students enrolled in UNIV 4000 are considered to be full time students for enrollment certification purposes. If you have questions concerning your eligibility for aid, please contact DebraAnn Brown, Associate Director, Financial Aid and Scholarships at dbrown@memphis.edu.

Download an overview of ELC 4000 here. 

The completed learning contract must be approved by your internship site supervisor and your academic advisor. Once these documents have been reviewed and approved, you will then receive a permit to register for ELC 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 ELC 4000 contact Academic Internships at acadinterns@memphis.edu or 901-678-3260.

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