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Rick Fischer, Ph.D., JournalismInternships have been recommended by the Commission on Public Relations Education for years. A school can't establish a PRSSA student chapter unless an internship is part of the core curriculum. Maybe they know something about internships that we should pay attention to. Internships bridge the classroom experience with the applied world. It builds the support network so necessary for that first job. Whether you take it for credit or just do it on your own, just do it.

—Rick Fischer, Ph.D., Journalism

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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