Internships: Important but not easy

Wherever you are on your internship journey — whether you’ve never written a resume or already have multiple internship placements to choose from — UM Internship Experience (UMIE) staff support and 1-credit-hour courses will get you ready for the ultimate summer career placement.

The program begins in the Fall II term (October – December) with weekly meetings to help you craft resumes and cover letters, discover internship placement options, and prepare for interviews. Additional courses in Spring I (January – March) and Spring II (March – May) provide weekly opportunities for networking, practice interviews, professional development, and help exploring housing, budgeting, and office culture related to your selected internship placement.

These courses — combining for a total of 3 credit hours of EDHE 320 — provide not only guidance and support, but also a weekly breakdown of the internship process to help you manage your time so you don’t miss out on the best summer experience.

But the support doesn’t stop when the credit is complete! Our staff will continue to help you throughout your summer placement, providing a hub for cohort students to communicate with each other about their experiences; support through any unexpected professional or personal issues; and guidance to gain the most from your daily activities and the overall summer adventure.

Read on to hear from previous students and see a full list of advantages that come with joining our next cohort of students.

One year to craft the best summer

Members of our UMIE cohorts receive benefits from the program in the Fall before their summer internship all the way through their return to campus the following Fall semester. Through this journey you will build skills that help you find an internship, have the best internship experience, and apply what you learned working to your future academic studies and career. Our staff are here to help you

  • Develop effective internship search strategies
  • Enhance resume and cover letter writing
  • Craft an effective LinkedIn profile
  • Improve interviewing techniques
  • Practice networking with Ole Miss alumni and past UMIE participants
  • Explore internship finances and scholarship opportunities
  • Explore housing options at your internship location
  • Meet Ole Miss alumni and industry professionals in your placement location
  • Explore intercultural topics and experiences
  • Identify opportunities for professional development
  • Review and revise resume for future job searches
  • Articulate the value of your internship in cover letters to future employers
  • Share your internship experience with peers and faculty
  • Set goals for post-graduate opportunities
  • Utilize UMIE staff as references for future jobs
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