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Kevin ParkKevin Park is a junior majoring in hospitality and resort management in the Kemmons Wilson School of Hospitality & Resort Management. He recently completed an internship at Walt Disney's Epcot Center and said: "Not only do you work for a Fortune 500 company, you also get to meet people from across the world. My roommate was from Brazil and a lot of my friends were from China." Park is open to another internship at Disney. "An internship is a really, really good way to not only get your foot in the door, but to develop more personal and professional skills."

—Kevin Park

How do I find an Internship?
  1. Start early! Begin your search at least a year before you plan to do an internship.

  2. Consult with your academic advisor—see the list of Internship Contacts.

  3. Develop your resume and cover letter and have them critiqued by our office.  Email acadinterns@memphis.edu to schedule an internship resume appointment.

  4. Create a profile in eRecruiting and upload your resume to find new internship opportunities.

  5. Look at some of the current opportunities available through the Office of Academic Internships here.
  6. Connect with our office on Linked In, Facebook, or Twitter to find out about new internship opportunities. 

  7. Attend a professional development workshop hosted by the Experiential Learning Lab. To view the available workshops click here.

  8. Submit your documents to become Intern Qualified (IQ). To view the IQ packet click here

  9. Participate in the Uof M Career and Internship Fairs to talk with employers who are seeking interns.

  10. Network! Let friends, family, current/former employers, and classmates know of your interest in an internship.
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