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Atlanta Internship Experience

Application Process

To be eligible for the program, students must be enrolled full-time at Ole Miss as degree-seeking students. Students should be juniors or seniors at the time of their participation. Students must have a minimum 2.75 GPA. Participants should be highly motivated, reliable, and adaptable. They must also possess strong written and oral communication skills. The application deadline for both Spring and Summer is October 15.

Applicants must…

  • be degree-seeking University of Mississippi students who will be enrolled in their junior or senior year at time of participation, or a May graduate applying for the summer
  • have a minimum of a 2.75 GPA
  • have a strong resume reflecting work, volunteer and/or leadership experience
  • (Form links in a side box)
Application packets must be submitted by November 10, 2017 at 5:00pm. 

Start Your Application Here

For help with the application, e-mail:
internships@olemiss.edu

The on-line application must include:

  • 3 Sample Cover Letters: Provide sample cover letters to prospective employers in appropriate formal letter format. (Tip: It might be easier to write it for a real job/internship in which you are interested.)
  • Résumé: Attach a 1- or 2-page resume that highlights your education and experience.
  • Personal Statement: Attach a 1-page, 12-pt font, single-spaced statement outlining why you want to participate in the Internship Experience program. Your statement should include:
    • The city in which you are applying (Atlanta, New York, or Washington, DC)
    • Specific academic and career goals and how they are related
    • Personal and professional skills you hope to enhance and/or develop with an internship
    • Three tangible skills that make you a competitive internship candidate
  • Recommendations: Provide 3 recommendations, one from your advisor or a faculty member and two from former employers. Recommendations are initiated with the on-line application.

Students should expect to follow this timeline during the application process:

Begin Your Internship Search Fall Semester, before November 9, 2018
Begin Researching Internship Funding (Scholarships, Grants, and Financial Aid) Fall Semester, before November 9, 2018
Visit Career Center or Writing Center for Resume and Cover Letter Assistance Fall Semester, before November 9, 2018
Request Professional and Academic References Before November 9, 2018
Priority Deadline November 9, 2018
Internship Experience Candidate Interviews November 26-30, 2018
Accepted IE Candidates Notified December 5, 2018

 

AIE Contact Information

Gabby Coggin

Gabby Coggin, Program Coordinator
Jackson Avenue Center, Suite H
P.O. Box 1848
The University of Mississippi
University, MS 38677
Phone: (662) 915-2982
Fax: (662) 915-5138
Email: gdcoggin@olemiss.edu


Kristina Philips

Kristina Phillips, Assistant Director
Jackson Avenue Center, Suite H
P.O. Box 1848
The University of Mississippi
University, MS 38677
Phone: (662) 915-1224
Fax: (662) 915-5138
Email: knp@olemiss.edu


Laura Antonow

Laura Antonow, Director
Jackson Avenue Center, Suite H
P.O. Box 1848
The University of Mississippi
University, MS 38677
Phone: (662) 915-6511
Fax: (662) 915-5138
Email: antonow@olemiss.edu