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Daniel Graubman"The opportunity to participate in The Washington Center Internship Program turned out to be one of the most memorable and influential experiences of my life thus far. During my internship with Global Centurion, I was introduced to all the major players in the anti-human trafficking movement locally and nationwide, including NGO leaders, faith-based groups, and government officials. I was selected to speak at the National Collegiate Honors Council Convention about civic engagement and human trafficking."

—Daniel Graubman

Welcome to the World of Internships!

An internship is a cooperative educational arrangement between the 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, nonprofit organizations and government agencies. 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.

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Looking for Reflection and Internship Summary Assignments?  This portfolio is one approach to combining summary of a student’s internship experience with career development.  The portfolio can also be used later to share with employers during future interviews.  If you’d like a copy for your use, please contact kpenwell@memphis.edu

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