Internships
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Steven GauseMy experience in Washington DC was one unparalleled to any other--the life lessons, professional skills, and friends I made in a few short weeks will remain with me forever. The combination of my internships, The Washington Center's events and lectures, my academic course, civic engagement project, and the overall culture of Washington, DC all contributed to me gaining knowledge about much of the world that previously I was not exposed to. Similarly, The Washington Center has also contributed to my personal and professional growth. For this, I am most appreciative. Through hands on learning, I have gained understanding here that could not be taught in any textbook. Because of this, I am now equipped with all the tools I need to be successful and secure the career of my dreams.

—Steven Gause

Types of Internships

Across the campus students are enrolled in a variety of types of internships. Consult with your academic advisor regarding the types of internships related to your area of study. See the college/departmental internship contact information for faculty or staff responsible for internships in your area of interest.

If your department does not offer academic credit for an internship experience or if you have already maxed out your internship hours within your major, you may choose to enroll in UNIV 4000 Community Internship. To obtain the paperwork to register for UNIV 4000, click here. Email acadinterns@memphis.edu with any questions about UNIV 4000.

Some internships are available only to students who have successfully completed departmental prerequisites. Successful completion of approved internships is required for licensure or registration in disciplines such as teaching, nursing, child life specialists, dietetics, etc.

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