Christian Nollner (BPS '08) successfully completed an unpaid internship at Vera Wang Maids, the bridesmaid showroom and companion to the Vera Wang Bridal House in New York City. She said, "I've always been interested in fashion. My first job was at a retail store." Nollner's eight week internship helped her better understand the fashion industry and the company. She is now a bridal stylist at the Vera Wang Bridal House. "I think it showed a lot of courage to actually move up to New York City from Memphis to do an unpaid internship. They didn't offer housing or board for me. That was a little tough, but I think it spoke volumes." The internship provided the perfect springboard for Nollner to land a full time position with the company.
Summer Academic Internships
Internships through the Summer Access and Diversity Internship Program will not be available for Summer 2013.
When possible, the University of Memphis Scholarship Committee provides funding for
undergraduate summer internships under the Student Affairs Access/Diversity Support
Awards. These funds helped to provide students with an opportunity for summer internships
both on the University campus as well as with non-profit community partners.
In addition to a stipend, students will receive academic credit for the internship.
Interested students should apply for the program by contacting Jodie Cherry at 678-3448
or email@example.com or see your academic advisor.