IE Staff Support

The UM Internship Experience program is defined by coaching and individualized support during the entire internship search, preparation, and summer experience.
IE staff provide personalized support and assistance through a series of 1-credit hour courses that compliment efforts of the student’s academic department. Staff support also includes:

  • Connections to UM alumni
  • Internship search assistance
  • Coordination with academic advisors and UM faculty
  • Scholarships and travel/technology grants for eligible participants
  • On-location orientations for cohort participants in Atlanta, New York, and Washington, DC
  • UM sponsored housing for cohort participants in Atlanta, New York, and Washington, DC

Cohort On-Site Orientation

Going to a major metropolitan city by yourself can be scary and intimidating. Because we know the challenges that may arise when traveling to a new place, IE staff provides orientation activities to help students adjust to the cohort cities – Atlanta, New York, and Washington, DC.

Atlanta, New York, and Washington, DC cohort participates have structured activities that provide housing and move-in assistance, networking opportunities with UM alumni, cultural activities, and professional tours to get to know your internship city.

Internship Prep Courses

Participants are enrolled in three 1-credit hour courses—two in the spring and one in the summer.

Internship Exploration

(1st Spring Session, Late-January to Early-March)

The first class in the IE academic coursework series helps you to explore the process of applying for internships, including:

  • Develop effective internship search strategies
  • Enhanced resume and cover letter writing
  • Learn professional communication
  • Improve interviewing techniques
  • Budget for internship expenses

Internship Preparation

(2nd Spring Session, Late-March to Early-May)

The second class in the IE academic coursework series covers topics related to transitioning from being an Ole Miss student to being a successful intern. You will:

  • Practice networking through an etiquette dinner and mocktail receptions
  • Interact with Ole Miss alumni and past IE participants
  • Craft an effective LinkedIn profile
  • Gain leadership skills
  • Develop internship objectives
  • Explore intercultural topics

Internship Experience

(Full Summer, Late-May to Early-August)

The third class in the IE academic coursework series helps you process and navigate the internship experience. It gives you and employers accountability for the internship by maintaining communication with IE staff during the internship. During the class, you will:

  • Participate in Welcome Week activities
  • Communicate with staff weekly during internship
  • Identify opportunities for performance improvement
  • Analyze intercultural awareness
  • Participate in an Employer Appreciation event

Alumni Support

Ole Miss alumni are important contributors to the Internship Experience program–providing networking opportunities, professional tours, and even internships. IE staff regularly communicate with Ole Miss alumni to connect students with professionals in fields related to their internship interests.

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