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Exchange Club Family Center"I completed several months of internship experience at the Exchange Club Family Center as part of my degree requirements for a Master of Science in Counseling. The learning experience proved invaluable. I was given numerous responsibilities, but felt comfortable to approach any of the staff for help when I needed it. The staff made a point to show their appreciation for the interns' hard work. This agency accepts a large number of interns each semester, so between the staff and other interns I was provided with a great deal of personal and professional support during these crucial learning experiences. I was also able to use my Spanish language skills to provide treatment services for Latino women and children, both individually and in a group setting. I developed strong clinical skills during opportunities such as co-facilitating a support group for female survivors of domestic violence, conducting assessments of domestic violence offenders, and providing play therapy for young children. Not only did my internship experience prepare me for the transition from school to work, but it also provided me with a job opportunity after graduation. This summer I will become an Exchange Club counselor in the domestic violence assessment program!" Jennifer P - Masters student in counseling and community agency/CEPR

—Exchange Club Family Center

Interested in Sponsoring an Intern?

An internship is a cooperative educational arrangement between the 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.

Summer 2012 Video

 

See our 2012 interns in action and hear from employers about their experience.  Click here to view.

 

Sponsoring an Intern can...

  • Bring fresh ideas, talents and skills to your organization.
  • Identify prospective employees to meet future staffing needs.
  • Provide cost-effective recruitment and training.
  • Enhance community/university relationships.
  • Encourage more practical training in the educational process.
  • Provide staff for special projects.
  • Contribute to the development of young professionals in our local and regional communities - help build the future of Memphis.

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
  • Become familiar with future opportunities in Shelby County

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.

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