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BreAnna Paige Boyd"I am currently interning at WMC-TV 5. I am grateful for each and every opportunity I get to shadow an anchor. In this field, it is all about networking. This internship allows me to work around professionals and log stories via internet. I have experienced live coverage in the news room, and out in the field. This internship is providing an advancement opportunity for my future."

—BreAnna Paige Boyd

Welcome to the World of Internships!

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, nonprofit organizations and government agencies. 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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Looking for Reflection and Internship Summary Assignments?  This portfolio is one approach to combining summary of a student’s internship experience with career development.  The portfolio can also be used later to share with employers during future interviews.  If you’d like a copy for your use, please contact kpenwell@memphis.edu

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