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What is an Internship Experience?

In today's global marketplace, employers can choose the most talented candidates from anywhere on earth, and even graduate degrees no longer guarantee prime positions. One old adage still seems to hold true: "You can't get a job without experience, but you won't gain experience until you have a job." An internship offers a learning experience that will help propel you into the professional world upon graduation.

Internship Benefits

The New York and Washington Internship Experiences offer degree-seeking University of Mississippi juniors and seniors the opportunity to gain practical work experience in the Big Apple or our nation’s capital while earning academic credit in their fields of study.  Students work, with the assistance of UM staff, to secure an internship that will give them useful professional experience that will enhance career prospects upon graduation.

Benefits of the New York and Washington Internship Experience Programs

  • Experienced UM staff and advisors help polish resumes, cover letters, and internship applications
  • UM alumni and friends can advise and assist with the internship search
  • A cohort of UM students go through the program together, providing friendship, support, and encouragement while learning how to navigate both the workplace and the city
  • Pre-departure orientation provides information on an effective and efficient internship search, making the most of the internship experience, and living and working in a dynamic metropolitan area
  • Safe, secure housing is provided in convenient locations in New York and DC
  • UM Financial Aid works with the program to adjust cost of attendance for those receiving federal financial aid
  • Scholarship opportunities are available through the New York and Washington Internship Experience programs
  • UM-sponsored events during Welcome Week in New York and DC help students get acclimated to their home for the semester
  • Employer Appreciation reception/dinner allows interns and their supervisors to close the term with their fellow students and UM staff
  • NYIE and WIE alumni networks allow students to stay engaged with the programs and each other

 

Internship Programs

New York Internship Experience
Washington Internship Experience


Can’t decide which city is best for you? 

Make an appointment with UM Internship Experience staff to discuss your options.

Laura Antonow

Laura Antonow
104 E. F. Yerby Conference Center
The University of Mississippi
University, MS 38677
Phone: (662) 915-6511
Fax: (662) 915-5138
Email: antonow@olemiss.edu


Kristina Philips

Kristina Phillips, Coordinator
103 E. F. Yerby Conference Center
The University of Mississippi
University, MS 38677
Phone: (662) 915-2746
Fax: (662) 915-5138
Email: knp@olemiss.edu