Let the City Double as Your Classroom

Student guide to Internship Opportunities 

An internship is a cooperative educational arrangement between a student, the University of Memphis, and a community partner. Each year more than 5,000 UofM students get real-world experience as interns in schools, hospitals, businesses, government agencies, nonprofit organizations and more. These life-changing opportunities allow students to: 

  • Enhance professional development with first-hand experience in the world of work
  • Build an effective resume that results in better job offers after graduation
  • Improve knowledge, skills and abilities to meet career goals
  • Develop a network of professional contacts
  • Reinforce learning received in course work experience
  • Become familiar with future opportunities within and outside Memphis


Employers rate relevant work experience as the most important criteria during the job selection process. Internships are learning relationships that benefit the business community and drive student successes during college and beyond. 

Frequently Asked Questions

Additional Resources for Students


Internship Orientation Powerpoint

International Students - Curricular Practical Training (F-1) information

Helen Hardin Honors Students - Honors Experience Information

Student Success Stories

Enter Your Own Student Success Story - Submission Form