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Carrie Beard"The therapists at Therapy Hut have really helped me get a better understanding of how to work with patients who need help with everyday skills. They have let me be "hands-on" with the patients which will help me in my long-term goals to becoming more successful and have an early start in working with patients who need and receive therapy. I have learned how therapists evaluate patients and how they are able to help the patients according to their goals and their needs. I have particularly learned more about occupational therapy and how disorders have affected these children, as well as the therapists trying to overcome the problems."

—Carrie Beard

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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