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Psychology INSPIREPsychology INSPIRE is a 6-week summer internship program that is sponsored by the Department of Psychology at the University of Memphis. The overall goal of the program is to increase the number of individuals from underrepresented populations who pursue degrees and careers in the social and behavioral sciences. Paired with a graduate student and workingwith a faculty mentor, Psychology INSPIRE Interns are involved in lab and research experiences, science lectures, academic and professional development activities, mentoring, and networking experiences. For more information about the Psychology INSPIRE program, contact Dr. Theresa Okwumabua at Tokwumab@memphis.edu (901-678-3677) or visit the webpage at http://psyc.memphis.edu/inspire/ overview.shtml.

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Internship Opportunities at the U of M

An internship is a cooperative educational arrangement between a student, the University of Memphis, and a community partner. Each year more than 5,000 U of M students are interning in schools, hospitals, businesses, government agencies and nonprofit organizations. Through internships, the community offers students the opportunity 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

Employers rate relevant work experience as the most important criteria during the job selection process. A high quality internship provides the key to a more meaningful education and a brighter future.

Student Guide to Internships

Additional Resources for Students

Internship Orientation Powerpoint 

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

Helen Hardin Honors Students- Honors Experience Information

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