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Robert A. HetheringtonPreparing for a career in the performing arts can take many paths, but the one thing all roads have in common is the difficulty of the profession and the uncertainty of regular employment in it. The internship offers an excellent opportunity for exposure to artistic vision and professional practices of colleagues in other settings. In addition, acquisition of an internship position is good preparation for the experience of finding work in the profession after graduation and is an effective means of establishing professional career connections.

—Robert A. Hetherington

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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