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Barry MatthewsThe Washington Center Internships program is a wonderful opportunity for students and has proven to be very beneficial to me. My internship with the U.S. Small Business Administration had provided me great experience and exposure to the work environment within a government agency. As a result of this internship, I am becoming more confident as a professional. I know this will be invaluable as I pursue a career upon the completion of my Finance degree.

—Barry Matthews

Faculty Guide to Internships

An internship is a cooperative educational arrangement between the student, the University of Memphis, and a community partner. Each semester more than 2,000 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.

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