U.S. News & World Report ranks the UofM in the Top 10 universities with successful internship programs. Undergraduate students in the College of Health Science are required to complete an internship as a part of their degree program. The internship is designed as a culminating experience that provides intensive hands-on work experience where you are expected to take on a comprehensive professional role. The internship program ranges from three to 12 credit hours, depending on the concentration requirements.
Students completing an internship during the 2024 spring or summer semester MUST attend.
Please dress professionally and bring an updated resume to the meeting. Special guests from select internship sites will be in attendance.
- Friday, Sept. 22
- 12:30-1:30 p.m.
- UC Senate Chamber
You can tune in virtually via Zoom if you are unable to attend in person.
These 2023 deadlines are for students completing an internship during the 2024 spring or summer semesters.
- Attend internship meeting: Sept. 22
- Confirm eligibility/advising appointments: Sept. 26-Oct. 6
- Internship application due: Oct. 27
- Complete site acceptance form: Nov. 6-14
- Last day to apply to graduate: Nov. 8
- Spring 2024 registration begins: Nov. 13
- Last day for late approvals: Dec. 8
Your internship is an immersive experience within the field of your concentration. You will gain valuable professional experience, and increase the potential of securing full-time employment after graduation. You complete your internship during the final semester of coursework. All other coursework must be completed before applying for an internship.
Internships consist of 240 hours and must be completed within a single semester. Exemptions apply to Healthcare Leadership students qualifying for Experiential Learning Credit and students pursing a concentration in Dietetics. Please contact Mary Catherine Schallert for further questions regarding the Dietetics internship.
Your internship experience must be separate from current employment roles and responsibilities.
You are required to find and secure your own internship site. For assistant finding a site, please contact Internship Coordinator Stephanie Chester.
- Create or update your resume using our recommended resume template.
- Apply to graduate. Apply by Nov. 8 for spring 2024 graduation.
- Find and secure an internship site.
What to look for when choosing a site:
- Aligns with your professional interests
- Offers post-graduate career opportunities
- Provides hands-on experience supporting requirements for post-graduate education
- Exposes you to new roles and responsibilities beyond your current employment
- Supports 240 hours of hands-on experience
- Offers networking opportunities
- Provides a professional environment conducive to growth and learning
What to avoid:
- Current place of employment
- Limited to shadowing only
- Limited availability
Students from the College of Health Sciences have completed internships at a variety of companies and organizations throughout Memphis, Nashville and Jackson, Tenn. In addition to our local area, we strongly encourage you to venture out and explore opportunities at sites across the country.
Previous Internship Partner Sites
|Baptist Memorial Health Care||Orange Theory Fitness|
|Campbell Clinic Orthopaedics||OrthoSouth|
|Church Health||Regional One Health Medical Center|
|Iron Tribe||Shelby County Health Department|
|Memphis Physical Therapy||West Cancer Center and Foundation|
|Memphis Tigers Athletics||...and many more!|
|Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare|
Complete the Internship Application
The internship application is a two-part process:
1. Initial submission (part 1) Due Oct. 27 for 2024 spring/summer internships
- Student information
- Post-graduation plans
- Current resume
- Goals for internship
2. Site submission (part 2) Due Nov. 14 for 2024 spring/summer internships
- Site point of contact
- Site contact information (phone number, email, address)
- Anticipated roles and responsibilities
After submitting part one of the internship application, you will receive an email with a link to the form to submit your site information. Both the site and the college must approve the internship and expectations before final approval.
Once the site and college approve, you will receive an email confirmation and the course permit may be issued.
Things to Remember
Your internship hours must be completed during the semester. (e.g. Fall 2023: Aug. 28-Dec. 8; Spring 2024: Jan. 16-May 2)
When you reach out to prospective sites, have your resume ready, explain that you need to acquire 240 hours of hands-on experience and ask if they have something that will align with your interests. Many sites require orientation and additional paperwork, so allow enough time to complete everything required before your internship begins.
If you have any questions or need help with anything, please feel free to reach out your internship coordinator, Stephanie Chester.
The internship experience may vary by site. Please review the internship handbook for resources to assist with expectations, FAQ and site requirements.
Dietetics - Mary Catherine Schallert
Exercise, Sport & Movement Sciences - Stephanie Chester
Healthcare Leadership - Gregory Hughes
Health Sciences - Anna Moore or Cheri Kilmurray
Physical Education Teacher Education - Todd Layne