According to a 2017 National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) study, today’s employers expect students to be “employment ready” upon college graduation. Typically, students learn hard skills in the classroom, but soft “people" skills such as the ability to communicate, work as part of a team, solve problems, plan, organize, prioritize, and process information are learned through interpersonal collaboration with others. The NACE study concluded that the immersion experience of internships allows students to connect classroom and workplace by requiring students to integrate and refine both hard and soft skills. Participation in the Atlanta Internship Experience provides such an immersion experience.
Who should apply for NYIE?
- are degree-seeking University of Mississippi students interested in expanding their marketability upon graduation.
- have a strong résumé highlighting academic excellence and work experience.
- are knowledgeable and articulate about their major, internship goals, and career interests.
- have volunteer experience, leadership skills, and self-motivation.
- are mature, reliable, and have a strong work ethic.
- want to experience a professional environment and begin to build a professional network.
- want to serve as an ambassador for the University and the State of Mississippi.
- have a sense of adventure and don't mind getting outside of their comfort zone.
- can succeed in the competitive internship environment in New York City.
Students work to secure their own internships in New York, with assistance from NYIE's program staff, the UM Career Center, and UM alumni contacts in New York.
Additionally, students should make use of online internship search engines. Below are some that students have found useful:
Students accepted into the summer cohort of the New York Internship Experience are required to take an internship preparation course offered by the Division of Outreach and Continuing Education.
This course offers Internship Experience participants opportunities to effectively and efficiently
research internships; to improve critical internship application materials; to discuss diversity and
intercultural competence; to navigate networking, social media, and professional etiquette; to
clarify professional and personal career goals; and to foster skills of problem-solving and
During the Internship:
NYIE participants must receive academic credit for their internship. Students can also take additional course work through Ole Miss Online or iStudy.
Below is a list of internship courses from the University of Mississippi academic catalog.* If an internship for your major is not listed below, you may be able to receive academic credit via an independent or self-directed study course in your department. Some internship courses have pre-requisites or other requirements that might impact whether you can earn credit for the New York Internship Experience. Contact your academic advisor to find out about your department's policies and your eligibility to earn internship credit.
||Art History Internship
||Forensic Science Internship
||Internship in Cinema
||Criminal Justice Internship
|C OP 300
||Cooperative Education (Engineering)
||Environmental Studies Internship
||Internship (Exercise Science)
||Internship in Exercise Science
||Internship in Insurance & Risk Management
|G ST 497
||Internship in Gender Studies
||Undergraduate History Internship
||Internship in Health Promotion
||IMC Internship I
||IMC Internship II
||Internship in International Studies
||Internship in Intelligence & Security Studies
||Internship (Legal Studies)
||Internship in Hospitality
||Internship in Government
||Internship (Public Policy Leadership)
||Undergraduate Internship in Psychology
||Society and Health Internship
|S ST 603
||Internship (Southern Studies)
||Internship in Recreation Management
||Internship (Recreation Management)
||Internship in Telecommunications
*Inclusion on this list does not guarantee that the course can be used for academic credit in the New York Internship Experience program. Confirm all requirements with your academic advisor.
Students live with their fellow NYIE participants in a residence hall complex at the St. George Residence in Brooklyn Heights, just one subway stop from lower Manhattan. Rooms are fully furnished with Internet access, cable TV and gym facilities. The St. George Residence is a property of Educational Housing Servicses (EHS).
NYIE Program Dates: June 3 - August 10, 2019
Priority Application Deadline: November 9, 2018
Final Summer Deadline: March 1, 2019
Click here to learn about the application process and download necessary forms.
The NYIE application fee is $50 and will be charged to your bursar account. This fee is not refundable.
|Tuition (3 credits)
|Summer Tuition Fees TBD
The NYIE fee covers pre-departure activities, furnished housing in New York, NYIE group activities during "welcome week," and farewell dinner. Not included in the NYIE fee are tuition, travel to/from New York, daily meals, ground transportation, and personal spending money. If students elect to take additional coursework through Ole Miss Online or iStudy, they are responsible for additional tuition costs.
Students with a FAFSA on file can apply for a limited number of NYIE scholarships.
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