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Andrea PietrzykEntering my senior year as an International Studies major, I wanted a unique learning experience that would both reinforce what I had already learned and teach me to apply it beyond the classroom. Through the Washington Center for Internships and Academic Seminars, I obtained an internship with Bridging Nations, a think-tank dealing with US-India relations. Through the many tasks I was given - interviewing South Asia experts, listening to White House conference calls, setting up panel discussions on terrorism - I more than accomplished my goals. My semester as an intern was certainly a turning point in my studies, as I learned how to transition myself from student to professional.

—Andrea Pietrzyk

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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