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For UM Alumni

University of Mississippi students will have the opportunity to gain practical experience in New York City beginning with the Summer 2009 semester.  The New York Internship Experience (NYIE) integrates course work and internships every summer term for 15 to 20 students.  Students select internships according to their areas of interest, such as government, the media, or a national institution in a variety of fields, federal agencies, and private industries. International relations, journalism, law, engineering, public relations, business, the arts, political science, pharmacy, accountancy, and criminal justice are among the many specialties that students can pursue. The New York Internship Experience Administrative Director will work diligently to help students arrange internships in their areas of interest.

All NY-area alumni are invited to participate in the New York Internship Experience and can do so in a variety of ways:

Serve as an alumni mentor.
We would like to pair each student with a mentor who lives and works in the New York area. Mentors would be expected to spend time with their students and be a resource for them.

Be a guest lecturer.
Each student is required to enroll in our New York Seminar course which features guest speakers from all aspects of New York life and work.  Anyone who is interested in sharing their perspectives on policy, politics, business, art, culture, etc., is encouraged to participate in our seminar.

Attend our events.
Each semester we will host a variety of events that may be open to our alumni.

Host an event.
Invite the interns to an event that you host.

Alert us to internship possibilities or opportunities.
If you know of internship opportunities UM students should investigate, please let us know, and we will pass the information on to students through our listserv.

If you would like to be involved in the New York Internship Experience, please contact Laura Antonow, Coordinator for the New York Internship Experience at 662-915-6511 or


NYIE Contact Information

Laura Antonow

Laura Antonow, Director
104 Yerby Conference Center
P.O. Box 1848
The University of Mississippi
University, MS 38677
Phone: (662) 915-6511
Fax: (662) 915-5138

Kristina Philips

Kristina Phillips, Coordinator
103 Yerby Conference Center
P.O. Box 1848
The University of Mississippi
University, MS 38677
Phone: (662) 915-2746
Fax: (662) 915-5138