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Deadline extended to Octover 30th at noon.

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 Atlanta, 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, our nation’s capital, or the heart of the Peach state 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 Atlanta, 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
  • Internship Experience sections of EDHE 301 provide 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 Atlanta, 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 Atlanta, New York and Washington Internship Experience programs
  • UM-sponsored events during Welcome Week in Atlanta, 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
  • Internship Experience alumni networks allow students to stay engaged with the programs and each other

Internship Programs

Atlanta Internship Experience
DEADLINE EXTENTED TO NOV. 30!

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.


Toya Heard

Toya Heard, 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: toya@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) 915-2746
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