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Spring 2015

 


 

ANTHROPOLOGY/SOCIOLOGY
Requires student to meet with a faculty member in Anthro/Soc to discuss interest and secure approval (signature). F11 pending.
 

Agape Child & Family Services, Communications and Public Relations Intern: Agape Child & Family Services is offering this position to a capable student with a flair for public speaking and galvanizing support. This student will assist with the recruitment and retention of volunteers for Agape Child and Family Services. Please note: Students must have clear background checks and also be able to sign the affirmation of faith.

Agape Child & Family Services, Families in Transition Intern: Agape Child & Family Services is offering this position to two students with a heart towards aiding homeless women and children. This is an opportunity to put studies to action in a true urban setting with the support of experienced staff. Please note: Students must have clear background checks and also be able to sign the affirmation of faith.

Agape Child & Family Services, Powerlines Community Network Intern: Agape Child & Family Services is offering this position to three students with a desire to work and improve the lives of at-risk children and communities. This is an opportunity to put studies to action in a true urban setting where your ideas and time make a big difference. Please note: Students must have clear background checks and also be able to sign the affirmation of faith.

Agape Child & Family Services, Powerlines Community Network Research Intern: Agape Child & Family Services if offering this position to a highly driven student with great ideas, superb follow through, ability to do research, project management and excellent command of the language. Student must be well organized, tech savvy, dependable, resourceful. Most important they must have compassion to work and improve the lives of at-risk children and communities in Memphis. Please note: Students must have clear background checks and also be able to sign the affirmation of faith.

Freedom Preparatory Academy: Assist in the development and implementation of all aspects of building Freedom Preparatory Academy (a 6 – 12 charter school) including student recruitment, community outreach, event planning, logistics, hiring, and community meetings. Must have strong oral communication skills, writing and research skills, and demonstrate the ability to manage multiple tasks.

Shelby County Schools Teaching Garden:  Intern will assist with several teaching gardens this fall.  Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: assisting with afterschool garden club activities, helping teachers connect classroom lessons with garden lessons, performing periodic weeding or watering as well as other garden maintenance, and planning garden events such as a harvest celebration or taste testing experience.

Panamerican Consultants, Inc., Archaeological Lab Assistant: Assist with initial artifact processing analysis and curation; conduct fieldwork at various locations and assist with technical reports.

Pink Palace Museum Collections: The intern selects a research topic within an area of interest- anthropology, botany, geology, history, or zoology for research. The intern is assigned a collection of objects to describe in detail and then produces a "user catalogue" consisting of a background paper and detailed descriptions of the objects. Participates in a field-collecting trip and interacts with the administration, exhibits, and education departments.

YWCA Abused Women′s Services: Work on-site in the shelter with abused women and their children; answer crisis line; compile statistics; assist children with homework.

 

ART
Requires Professor Ben Butler’s signature for Studio Art and Architecture or Professor Victor Coonin’s signature for Art History and Museum Studies on internship application. In addition, a student must complete a short petition, not to exceed 300 words, explaining why you wish to undertake an internship, how it fits with the goals of the Rhodes Vision, and how it will complement your academic study of art; the petition is submitted to the faculty but does not need to be submitted to Career Services. Art 460 qualifies for F11 credit.

Anna Wunderlich Art Consultation: Intern will work closely with lead art advisor to help clients and designers with art selection and placement, gaining exposure to the practicalities of the art world. Intern will be involved in cataloguing artists and galleries of interest both in a new web-based gallery management software, ArtCloud, and in hard copies for client collections. Intern will also assist with market research through art show and event attendance, help with installations/hanging/framing selection, work on social media initiatives, and coordinate exhibitions.

ArtsMemphis, Communications & Development Intern: Helping with community education efforts and arts advocacy. May assist with newsletters; creating and proofing internal correspondence; proofing internal correspondence; proofing printed pieces; assist with mail campaigns to donors, etc.

David Lusk Gallery: Assist supervisor in newsletter research/writing, keeping press books current; assist Director and Assistant Director in gallery and in-home sales appointments and special marketing projects; assist Preparator in gallery installations and location installations. Internship can be geared toward studio art or art history.

Memphis Brooks Museum of Art: these internships are arranged on an individual basis.

Professor Dee Birnbaum, Middle East and Central Asia Textile Collection Intern: Help identify, photograph, and catalogue a vast collection of textiles (primarily women′s clothing) and silver and gold jewelry from the 19th century.

UrbanArt Commission, Project Management Intern: The mission of UAC is to enhance and elevate the quality of life in Memphis and Shelby County by promoting and facilitating public art and urban design. Responsibilities include administrative duties, assisting in reach and development projects, and supporting advocacy efforts.

 

BIOLOGY/HEALTH/SCIENCE
Requires Professor Alan Jaslow’s signature on internship application; Bio 460 qualifies for F11 credit. Due to the competitive nature of these opportunities, students who have not completed a medically-related internship will also be given preference in placement given that the priority deadline is met. In awarding internships, GPA and class standing are taken into account; students should be "on track" for the internship (in other words, do not apply for a dental internship if you are not planning to go to dental school).

Baptist Trinity Hospice: Baptist Trinity Hospice provides comprehensive services to terminally ill patients and their families in their homes. Interns will have the opportunity to work with Home Hospice, Hospice House in Collierville, or the Hospice General Inpatient Unit at Baptist East. Students may set their own hours and must work eight hours per week. Must have proof of HIPAA certification within 12 months.

Campbell Clinic, Orthopedic Intern: Opportunity to shadow orthopedic surgeon. Must have proof of HIPAA certification within 12 months. Minimum GPA: 3.2 (Only available MWF in the morning.)

Church Health Center, Dental Intern: Assist dentists at the clinic. Must have proof of HIPAA certification within 12 months. (Will require a secondary application provided by CHC.)

Church Health Center, Clinic Assistant: Work in all areas of the medical clinic to provide assistance with every-day tasks and special assignments; responsibilities will be given in three work areas: Medical Clinic, Dispensary and Front Desk. Applicants must be available to work 4 hour shifts during normal working hours, Monday – Friday. Must have proof of HIPAA certification within 12 months. (Will require a secondary application provided by CHC.)

Dental Rotation: Opportunity to shadow dentists at two practices. Must have proof of HIPAA certification within 12 months.

The Exceptional Foundation of West Tennessee, Wellness/Health Intern: Work hands‐on with individuals with development disabilities. Create wellness plans for individuals and groups. Lead daily exercise and classes educating clients on the importance of healthy lifestyles. Will have the opportunity to prepare lessons and lead group activities within the sports, health, and wellness program. These lessons could include classes on nutrition, exercise, hygiene and more. Must have proof of HIPAA certification within 12 months.

LeBonheur Children′s Medical Center, Pediatrics Intern: Involves rotations through several activities including participation with a team of medical students, residents and physicians on rounds and in staff meetings, rotations through several outpatient clinics and observation of surgical procedures. An effort is made to tailor the activities to interest of individual students. Must be available Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Minimum GPA: 3.2. Before starting the internship, students must provide verification of the following: TB skin testing within the last 12 months; proof of MMR vaccination; Varicella titer; proof of Hepatitis B vaccination or executed Hepatitis B statement; proof of influenza vaccination; clear criminal background check (within 12 months) and drug panel (within 30 days); and HIPAA certification. All tests, checks, certifications,and immunizations will be at the student′s expense. (The drug panel and background check is $85; HIPAA certification is $15.)

LeBonheur, Community HIV Network Intern: Work to provide resources for women, children, youth, and families infected with or affected by HIV. Before starting the internship, students must provide verification of the following: TB skin testing within the last 12 months; proof of MMR vaccination; Varicella titer; proof of Hepatitis B vaccination or executed Hepatitis B statement; proof of influenza vaccination; clear criminal background check (within 12 months) and drug panel (within 30 days); and HIPAA certification. All tests, checks, certifications,and immunizations will be at the student′s expense. (The drug panel and background check is approximately $85; HIPAA certification is $15.)

LeBonheur, Early Success Coalition Intern: Assist a network of local and state agencies that promote the healthy development of children and their families. Before starting the internship, students must provide verification of the following: TB skin testing within the last 12 months; proof of MMR vaccination; Varicella titer; proof of Hepatitis B vaccination or executed Hepatitis B statement; proof of influenza vaccination; clear criminal background check (within 12 months) and drug panel (within 30 days); and HIPAA certification. All tests, checks, certifications,and immunizations will be at the student′s expense. (The drug panel and background check is approximately $85; HIPAA certification is $15.)

LeBonheur, Minority Health Initiative Intern: Assist with process evaluation for LeBonheur′s Minority Health Initiative School Collaborative on Obesity Prevention project. Involves development of a workplan, research, presentations, weekly team meetings, and monthly health council meetings. Could result in a published paper. Before starting the internship, students must provide verification of the following: TB skin testing within the last 12 months; proof of MMR vaccination; Varicella titer; proof of Hepatitis B vaccination or executed Hepatitis B statement; proof of influenza vaccination; clear criminal background check (within 12 months) and drug panel (within 30 days); and HIPAA certification. All tests, checks, certifications,and immunizations will be at the student′s expense. (The drug panel and background check is approximately $85; HIPAA certification is $15.)

The Med, Volunteer Coordinator: The volunteer coordinator will serve as an Intern in the Community Affairs and Engagement/Volunteer Services Department. In this capacity, the volunteer coordinator recruits, assists in training, processes incoming and outgoing volunteers, and manages volunteers for various Regional Medical Center at Memphis departments and specialty care centers that address specific hospital and community needs. The volunteers recruited by the volunteer coordinator should reflect a balance of college students, adults, retirees, and others who can participate in a range of volunteer opportunities. Must have proof of HIPAA certification within 12 months.

Methodist Healthcare, Mid-South AIDS Fund Intern: Research HIV funding opportunities, attend Board meetings, work with grantees on projects and coordinate collaborative efforts between the HIV programs in the community. Before starting the internship, students must provide verification of the following: TB skin testing within the last 12 months; proof of MMR vaccination; Varicella titer; proof of Hepatitis B vaccination or executed Hepatitis B statement; proof of influenza vaccination; clear criminal background check (within 12 months) and drug panel (within 30 days); and HIPAA certification. All tests, checks, certifications,and immunizations will be at the student′s expense. (The drug panel and background check is approximately $85; HIPAA certification is $15.)

Methodist Healthcare, North Hospital Administration Intern: Work with Chief Medical Officer (an alum) on hospital administration. Before starting the internship, students must provide verification of the following: TB skin testing within the last 12 months; proof of MMR vaccination; Varicella titer; proof of Hepatitis B vaccination or executed Hepatitis B statement; proof of influenza vaccination; clear criminal background check (within 12 months) and drug panel (within 30 days); and HIPAA certification. All tests, checks, certifications,and immunizations will be at the student′s expense. (The drug panel and background check is approximately $85; HIPAA certification is $15.)

Methodist Healthcare, Physician Alignment Strategy Intern: Work alongside clinic staff and management to understand the flow of patient care and clinic operations. Before starting the internship, students must provide verification of the following: TB skin testing within the last 12 months; proof of MMR vaccination; Varicella titer; proof of Hepatitis B vaccination or executed Hepatitis B statement; proof of influenza vaccination; clear criminal background check (within 12 months) and drug panel (within 30 days); and HIPAA certification. All tests, checks, certifications,and immunizations will be at the student′s expense. (The drug panel and background check is approximately $85; HIPAA certification is $15.)

Pediatrics Intern: Observe and assist a pediatrician with well-baby and child check-ups as well as appointments for sick children. Location will vary. Must have proof of HIPAA certification within 12 months. Minimum GPA: 3.2. Not available in the Fall; will be available starting Spring 2015.

Pink Palace Museum Collections: The intern selects a research topic within an area of interest- anthropology, botany, geology, history, or zoology for research. The intern is assigned a collection of objects to describe in detail. The intern is then requested to produce a "user catalogue" consisting of a background paper and detailed descriptions of the objects. The intern is also encouraged to participate in a field-collecting trip and to interact with the administration, exhibits, and education departments.

Planned Parenthood, Education Intern: Following a training period, coordinate and implement a complete sexual health education series with an applicable social service agency. Must have proof of HIPAA certification within 12 months.

Planned Parenthood, Spanish-Speaking Health Educator: Same as above with Spanish-speaking population.Must have proof of HIPAA certification within 12 months.

Shelby Farms Park Conservancy: The internship program at Shelby Farms Park Conservancy offers students the opportunity to earn college credit while gaining valuable experience working in a fast-paced professional environment. Emphasis is placed upon striking a balance between adding much-needed capacity to the organization while ensuring that the student is gaining meaningful and relevant experience. Internships can be customized to meet a student′s particular needs and interests; whether a student is looking for experience in event management, programming, communications, education and outreach, or a combination of these, the internship program at Shelby Farms Park equips students with the tools necessary to succeed in the non-profit sector.

Southern College of Optometry Clerkship: Opportunity to shadow various optometrists and practices. Must have proof of HIPAA certification within 12 months.

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Anesthesiology Intern: Internship is available Mondays and Wednesdays 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Before starting the internship, students must provide verification of the following: TB skin testing within the last 12 months; proof of 2 MMR vaccines or laboratory testing indicating positive titers; proof of 2 varicella (chickenpox) vaccines or laboratory testing indicating positive titer or receipt from a healthcare provider of a diagnosis of chickenpox or herpes zoster (shingles); proof of Hepatitis B vaccination or laboratory testing indicating positive titer; clear criminal background check and drug panel; and HIPAA certification. All tests, checks, certifications,and immunizations will be paid for and conducted by St. Jude. Minimum GPA: 3.2

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital Department of Epidemiology and Cancer Control: Assist Visit/Recruitment Coordinators with the Pre-Visit Document Process. This includes but is not limited to: creating participant shadow charts; surveying mailings/reviewing databases in order to identify proper documents needed for study participants; and attending weekly staff meetings. Must have proof of HIPAA certification within 12 months.

Wolf River Conservancy Inc.: Assist with various habitat restoration sites that need botanical inventories.

*Vet internships can also be arranged. Please schedule an individual meeting with Dr. Alan Jaslow, Biology.

 

COMMERCE AND BUSINESS
Requires Professor Greg Bostian′s signature. Bus 460 fulfills F11 credit. You must be a Commerce and Business major, bridge or minor to register for Bus 460. Note: Prof. Bostian requires all intern applicants to schedule a meeting with him to review resumes and discuss qualifications for the internship choices.

ALSAC, Marketing Intern: Assist with marketing materials and programs within the fundraising area of St. Jude. A secondary application is required by ALSAC.

Baker Donelson, Marketing and Business Development Intern: Intern will work with customer relationship management database support, public relations and credentialing efforts, event planning, and prospect, client and other research. Must undergo a professional conflicts check and comply with Baker Donelson′s information privacy and security requirements.

Ballet on Wheels Dance School & Company, Marketing Intern: Intern will be responsible for developing a marketing campaign for the promotion of Ballet on Wheels and the recruitment of new students within the Memphis area. This will include demographic data collection and analysis, creation of student recruitment resources, media research, social media network research, press releases, grant/sponsorship application, event mailing campaigns, and arts postings.

Baptist Memorial Hospital, Human Resources Intern: Assist in collecting and compiling data into reports and provides input into report design as needed. Participate in special projects to improve efficiency and meet Human Resources department needs. Must be a junior or senior Commerce & Business major with an interest in Human Resources maangement. Must pass background check and medical clearance and have health insurance and own transportation.

The Barnett Group, Benefits Intern: The intern will review Medical, LTD, Group Life and Dental Summary Plan Descriptions. The intern will audit Brokerage Builder forms for accuracy, making sure contacts are up to date. Other responsibilities include reviewing proposals prior to meetings with clients, meeting with clients to review their current benefits or conduct enrollment meetings, and calling insurance companies to order ID cards, review medical claims, billings, etc.

Bartlett Area Chamber of Commerce, Economic Development Intern: Assist in gathering pertinent data (economic, demographic, industrial, etc.) that is used in marketing the community as well as strategic planning; assist in identifying relevant issues (political, workforces, housing, etc.) that could have an impact on the community; attend selected BACC events.

Boys & Girls Club, Marketing and Communications Intern: The intern will be responsible for helping promote the organization in the community, collect news, updates and video from the Clubs to create a regular E-news update for board members, volunteers and donors. This position may also include media and alumni outreach and writing press releases for Club events. Must complete a background check and be willing to participate in random drug screenings

Chartwell Financial, Financial Intern: Receive training in case design, financial planning, marketing and social media strategies.  Participate in client appointment setting, client communications, and data organization.  Must be outgoing, interact well with others, and have strong verbal communication skills.

Copeland Coaching, Social Media Intern: Intern will assist in formulating social media plans and measure and document the impact of social media.  Responsibilities will include: researching, adding new job postings and networking events to the blog, creating daily social media posts, uploading data, and tracking the growth and the impact of social media on the business.  Requires 5-10 hours weekly, plus attending a weekly update meeting.

Cocoabeens Communications, PR Intern: Should be a Junior or Senior with background in PR, advertising, journalism, marketing and/or graphic design.  Should have basic knowledge of public relations functions and functional knowledge of software/design programs.  Responsibilities include: drafting public relations materials; maintaining client database; updating client websites using Wordpress, Joomla, and other CMS; assisting with brainstorming, etc.  Intern typically works 10-20 hours per week.

Cumulus Media, Marketing/Promotions Intern: Responsibilities include general office duties, working one-on-one with listeners and contest winners, hands on experience of writing copy, writing public service announcements, updating press releases, preparing sales packages and promotional ideas, participation in the planning and execution of on-site events, and learning the day to day operations of the radio business.  Availability for this internship is pending.

Duncan Williams, Financial Intern: Intern will gain exposure to financial analysis associated with bond portfolios, market trends, and the underlying data/information related to computing rates of returns and risk.  The position will involve significant computer modeling and research related to various factors and scenarios.  The candidate should be pursuing career in finance.

ETFC Architects, Marketing/Design Intern:  Responsibilities include updating and organizing materials in the Architectural Library, organizing archive filing, update and assist in maintaining the Client Relationship Management System general filing, coordinate the replacement of office wall hangings, update and organize the Resource Library, and intern will receive networking coaching and will attend an event to meet potential employers.  Student should be working towards a Marketing, Art or English major.  Student should have extensive knowledge of the web and social media.  Power Point, Word, and Excel experience is a bonus.

Evaporcool Solutions, LLC, Marketing/PR Intern: The intern will work directly with Evaporcool′s VP of Strategic Initiatives to help create and manage Evaporcool′s social media presence; help research and generate content for Evaporcool blog; conduct research on utility rebates and tax credits available tin various states or municipalities; research corporate sustainability reports from public companies and assess interest in investing in energy efficiency retrofits; and research and help generate potential sales leads for Evaporcool.  Desired skills for the intern include: environmental studies or related major; or marketing or related major with interest in environmental business issues; driven individual able to take initiative and be creative with little direction; and ability to work independently or in small groups.  Webdesign skills are a plus, but certainly not necessary.

The Exceptional Foundation of West Tennessee, Program Management/Marketing Intern: The intern will work on projects for the executive director, program director, and program coordinator. He or she will also assist with marketing, business, strategic plans and with program development marketing materials. The intern will attend marketing committee meetings, and work on online and print media. (Must have technology experience with a variety of different software). Interns will attend marketing seminars and meetings at local schools in order to recruit participants.

FedEx, Innovation Analyst: Assist in establishing new methods for generating and executing innovation activity. Areas may include: assisting with knowledge capture and management and/or analyzing innovation methodologies to ensure effectiveness. 3.0+ overall GPA strongly preferred; marketing course(s) required.

FedEx, Marketing Intern: Assist with marketing efforts in the creation of a next-generation customer automation solution. Interpreting customer needs, defining business requirements, performing various customer and industries analysis. Appreciation of technology is a must! Prefers 3.0 (overall or major).

FedEx, Sales Solutions Intern: Responsible for learning FedEx asset management procedures and internal controls processes. FedEx generously sponsors many sporting organizations and events such as: the FedEx Forum, FedEx Field in DC, FedEx Cup, Denny Hamlin & NASCAR, etc. Tickets to these functions are passed on to sales teams for customer entertainment purposes. The FedEx regulatory departments view these tickets as assets and this department has very strict internal audit policies that must be followed. Interns would learn about the internal controls used and would be engaged in meetings with the FedEx Internal Audit and other regulatory departments. The intern would create an audit plan, formally audit a 10 person department and produce an official report with their findings as their final project. Requirements: academic experience in accounting and audit.

FedEx, Strategic Market Analysis Intern: Assist in providing quantitative and qualitative analysis of industry and competitor situations in markets of interest to FedEx including scheduling analysis, market analysis, competitor analysis, and industry analysis.

Fulton CPAs: Intern will gain exposure to all aspects of a local accounting firm office, including, but not limited to: tax return preparation, general ledger entries and reconciliations, and analysis of compiled and reviewed financial statements.  The candidate should be pursuing career in accounting.

Greater Memphis Chamber, Program & Events Intern: Assist Program and Events team with organizing program information, consulting with program leads on desired event outcomes, planning and coordinating the necessary elements for a successful event, and administering event surveys.

Greater Memphis Chamber, Research & Marketing Intern: Uses Bureau of Labor Statistics, Census, other government websites as well as additional online resources to maintain Chamber’s community data warehouse; uses publishing software (primarily Adobe In Design) to update marketing publications; assist in data collection and reporting for quarterly ACCRA Cost-of-Living Survey; calls local companies and organizations to collect/verify business information such as number of employees and number of locations.

Green Square Capital, LLC, Financial Analyst: Gain exposure to trading concepts in relation to market conditions; observe active equity and fixed income trading; assist with the creation of monthly Capital Markets overview.

Gyrus ENT, Human Resources Intern: Assist with job description updates to reflect new or modified job functions; prepare a position training requirements analysis for positions to be attached to all job descriptions to assist in compliance of ISO standards; update employee training records for ISO compliance.

Integra Realty Resources, Real Estate Research Intern: Intern will research and analyze market data and comparable transactions; compile data from rental contracts, property transfer/sale records; utilize Integra′s database and valuation systems; perform research using third party data sources; and conduct market surveys and research.  Intern will be exposed to the three primary valuation methods used in valuing commercial real estate--cost, market and income.  Must have advanced understanding of MS Office and Excel.

International Paper, Strategic Planning Intern: Research end-use demand factors for paper and other relevant issues; research economic topics such as inflation, recessions, etc.; support the Strategic Planning department and other internal customers by taking additional responsibilities within the department. Requires 3.0+GPA, Econ major or minor

Investment Performance Services, Group Investment/Audit Intern: Analyze and record monthly activity of clients’ accounts; assist in preparation of monthly and quarterly reports on financial standing; assist with special reports requested by the client or independent auditors and CPAs.

Johnson Controls Inc., Community Relations Intern: Student will help develop and track a sustainable local community involvement program.  Student will interview and survey the local employee base to determine activities of interest; research the local community for opportunities that aligned with the company′s vision and values, employee desires and availability that with generate the most impact; research and leverage internal company programs that can positively impact the local community; track success and activities in JCI′s community involvement system; develop and implement an internal and external communications program; and report progress and outcomes to local management on a regular basis.  Available in the fall.

Leadership Memphis, Communications Coordinator: Duties vary but will include research and create media/mailing lists, materials development, media monitoring and posting, selective media outreach, and promotion for events. Background in journalism, public relations, or marketing a plus.

The Med, Community Affairs & Engagement Intern: A community affairs and engagement intern is responsible for assisting in the planning and managing of programs that are meant to bring positive publicity to Regional Medical Center at Memphis and improve its profile in a community. This part-time position will provide an opportunity to learn a great deal about the Community Affairs and Engagement field. The primary purpose of this position is to provide administrative and analytical support to the Manager, Community Affairs and Engagement/Volunteer Services.

McLean and Spivey CPAs: Assist with accounting functions.

Memphis International Raceway, PR and Marketing Assistant:  Intern will create press releases, newsletters and written materials for the website, maintain the MIR website, attend races and events with the street team to assist with the MIR booth, assist with the creation of marketing campaigns, help create a long term social media plan and marketing calendar, assist in building and presenting social media strategy, assist with media buy-ins for large events, track marketing and social media trends, pitch to local and national media outlets, assist with corporate partner activations, create corporate partnership presentations and proposals, and prospect for and identify new corporate partners.  Student should have a background in Marketing, Communications, Sales, or other related discipline.  Expected to work a minimum of 10 hours per week and a maximum of 30 hours per week.

Memphis Public Library and Information Center, Social Media Specialist: The student will work in the Library’s Marketing Department under the guidance and supervision of the Library’s Public Relations Supervisor. Duties will include developing the social media plan, contributing to the development of Library social media policies and procedures, and ultimately launching the Library’s marketing efforts through Twitter. This endeavor requires the student to develop, with supervisor assistance and approval, tweets that promote increased Library customer awareness, knowledge, and participation of and in the Library’s various services and programs. The student also will develop strategies to increase customers’ interaction with the Library’s Facebook page and create and load content for the Facebook page as well as the Library’s official website.

Memphis & Shelby County Office of Economic Development: Assist with developing presentations for the Economic Development Incentives marketing; utilize spreadsheets, databases and project tracking software to provide up-to-date information and drafts reports for staff and local decision-makers; assist in preparing detailed research and analytical studies of economic, social and statistical data including research and analysis of the financial viability of businesses considering location in Memphis.

Mueller Streamline Company, Marketing Intern: Interns are challenged with many developmental segments and project-oriented goals relating to the marketing department. Trainees are expected to complete assignments and projects on time and in budget, complete work assignments and responsibilities with urgency and accuracy, organize work assignments and tasks with project management skill, maintain a receptive mindset to development, mentoring, and performance evaluations, and to exercise flexibility, teamwork, “can do” attitude, and professional image.

The New Memphis Institute, MemphisConnect Intern: (Provides hiring managers and executives with hiring resources to keep Memphis talent in the Memphis area) Plan events for a luncheon series celebrating what gives our city life; draft correspondence on behalf of Director; build relationships with newcomers to the city of Memphis.

Opera Memphis, Communications/Marketing Intern: The Opera Memphis Communications Intern will provide support to all areas of PR and Marketing. Direct responsibilities will include: managing and creating content for Facebook, YouTube and Twitter; drafting email newsletters; managing new subscribers to the mailing list; staffing marketing tables at community events; documenting Opera Memphis events (photography, videography and/or live blogging); coordinating outreach events; managing and facilitating interviews with visiting artists; creating/curating digital archive of Opera Memphis history. Familiarity with Word, Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube is required. Familiarity with Constant Contact, WordPress, iMovie/FinalCut, Photoshop is a plus.

Opera Memphis, Development Intern: Student should be interested in information collection and record keeping related to donors and prospects.  Duties will include data maintenance and report creation; gift processing and donor stewardship activities; reconciliation/consolidation of donation data.  

Opera Memphis, Production Intern: Student should be interested in furthering knowledge of theatrical productions.  Student must be able to lift up to 50 lbs. and have basic sewing skills.  Intern will assist in the scenery and wardrobe warehouse,  and assist in production administration and prepping for the main-stage operas.

Public Financial Management, Finance Intern: PFM is the leading provider of financial advisory services for the state and local governments) Analyze and update debt profiles for clients, including comparing static refunding analyses to option value analyses. Intern will learn bond pricing routines, municipal bond structures, and option value analysis. Required 3.0+ GPA.

Silicone Arts Labs, Sales Support Analyst: Will work directly with the CEO, Director of Business Development, and the Customer Service Manager. All work will revolve around increasing customer happiness and expanding awareness of products. Will involve internet research, customer communications, analysis of e-commerce history, interaction with marketing vendors, and synthesis of industry data. Interns will be asked to present their findings to the team incorporating relevant data points and qualitative considerations. Requires strong communication skills, curiosity, professional skills, and proficiency with Microsoft Office.

Southern Growth Studio, General Marketing Intern: Assist in performing market research to define customer issues, ideate solutions, generate innovative strategies, and analyze potential. Compile primary and secondary research data on the industries, competitors, and customers of Studio clients and put results into a report/presentation form. Assignments may include market trend research, customer needs assessment, interviewing, and field research. Creativity and familiarity with Survey Monkey is a plus. Requires a minimum 3.0 GPA and a class standing of junior or senior.

Southern Growth Studio, Marketing Research & Analysis Intern: Assist in collecting and analyzing data to evaluate existing and potential product and service markets, industries, and competitors. Locate, gather, interpret, and analyze primary and secondary research data on the industries, competitors, and customers of Studio clients. Assigments may include market research, market sizing, business modeling, and scenario analysis, summarized in report or presentation format. Writing skills are a must. Requires a minimum 3.0 GPA and a class standing of junior or senior.

Start Co., Accelerator Operations Intern: Handle all facets of operating accelerator programs that take startup companies from idea to investment ready. This internship places an emphasis on application management, screening and selection processes, accelerator bootcamp planning, scheduling, curriculum design and development, as well as research and communication with experts.

Start Co., Accelerator Ride-Along Intern: Intern will function as a member of a startup team with the summer acceleration program. This involves participation in accelerator curriculum, incuding office hours, business development meetings, team reporting sessions, etc. Intern will also take on responsibilities unique to his/her startup placement. Summer only.

Sullivan Branding, Management & PR Intern: Must be have background in PR, marketing, advertising, or other related areas.  Intern will perform fundamental work within account management and public relations as well as offering exposure to other facets of the business.  The primary responsibility of this position is to assist the account manager.  Minimum of 10-15 hours per week.  Responsibilities include: developing press releases; research and analysis; participating in client meetings, presentations, etc. when directed; assisting with various administrative duties.

UTHSC Office of Development & Alumni, Event Planning & Marketing Intern: Intern will assist with planning alumni weekends and reunions, communicate with alumni regarding events, assist with event execution, update alumni database files, and perform other duties as assigned. Interns must be able to handle multiple projects at one time, have excellent verbal and written communication skills, possess advanced organizational abilities, have knowledge of Microsoft Office, and be constantly attentive to detail.

Waddell & Reed Inc.: The intern will walk in the shoes of a Financial Advisor. Specific tasks include data input for financial plans, portfolio management, client/prospect outreach, risk and life insurance analysis, marketing strategies, investment research and general office support. Must have a GPA of 3.0 or better.

Women’s Foundation for a Greater Memphis, Grants & Programs Intern: Support Grants Committee by coordinating schedules, site visits, special projects, volunteer support, and grant making programs. Monitor grantee partners′ objectives and develop periodic reports on outcomes. Provide assistance with the grant making evaluation process. Research grant awards and allocation as well as providing technical assistance to grantee partners. 

 

CHEMISTRY
Requires Professor Jon Russ’ signature on internship application

Please schedule an appointment with Sandi George Tracy by calling 843-3800 (front desk will schedule a time to meet) to discuss options.

COMPUTER SCIENCE
Requires student to meet with a faculty member in Computer Science to discuss interest and secure approval (signature)

Please schedule an appointment with Sandi George Tracy by calling 843-3800 (front desk will schedule a time to meet) to discuss options.

ECONOMICS
Requires Professor Nick McKinney′s signature on internship applications for Econ 461 (1 credit, F11credit pending).

Bartlett Area Chamber of Commerce, Economic Development Intern: Assist in gathering pertinent data (economic, demographic, industrial, etc.) that is used in marketing the community as well as strategic planning; assist in identifying relevant issues (political, workforces, housing, etc.) that could have an impact on the community; attend selected BACC events.

FedEx, Economic Research Intern: Conduct economic based research and assist in writing research reports using various resources. Research projects may include: the economics of climate change and environmental policy, assisting in producing an annual energy report, as well as other assignments pending current department projects. Must be an econ major with a strong ability to work independently. Prefers seniors.

Memphis & Shelby County Office of Economic Development: Assist with developing presentations for the Economic Development Incentives marketing; utilize spreadsheets, databases and project tracking software to provide up-to-date information and drafts reports for staff and local decision-makers; assist in preparing detailed research and analytical studies of economic, social and statistical data including research and analysis of the financial viability of businesses considering location in Memphis.

Waddell & Reed Inc.: The intern will walk in the shoes of a Financial Advisor. Specific tasks include data input for financial plans, portfolio management, client/prospect outreach, risk and life insurance analysis, marketing strategies, investment research and general office support. Must have a GPA of 3.0 or better.

 

EDUCATION
Requires Prof. Jeanne Wilson’s approval (via email to tracy@rhodes.edu). This internship qualifies for F11 credit. 

Church Health Center, Child Life Specialist: Supervise and assist children in individual exploration and group teaching activities in the Child Life Room, Infant Toddler Room, and Intergenerational Art Studio. Teach curriculum, provide exercise and movement assessments and child prescriptions. Research information and create new lesson plans based on needs of clients and current trends. (Will require a secondary application provided by CHC.)

Cypress Middle School, Art Intern: Assist in the coordination of art projects along with graphic artists from Buckman Laboratories; meet with Cypress students once a week during the school day; design an art project.

DeNeuville Learning Center: (non-profit educational and vocational facility for low income women) Assist with education, grant writing and preparation of students for job placement. Serve as project coordinator for special projects.

Freedom Preparatory Academy: Assist in the development and implementation of all aspects of building Freedom Preparatory Academy (a 6 – 12 charter school) including student recruitment, community outreach, event planning, logistics, hiring, and community meetings. Must have strong oral communication skills, writing and research skills, and demonstrate the ability to manage multiple tasks.

Latino Memphis: Map the Hispanic community in Memphis; develop and implement ESL lesson plans; research potential funding opportunities; help establish a mentor program between Rhodes and MIFA to work with Latino children in the public school system. Must be proficient in Spanish.

Lausanne Collegiate School, Communications Intern: Write press releases write and copy edit various materials including the school magazine, postcards, and brochures; write and copy edit electronic publications such as e-newsletters, and participate in special eve
nts.

LeBonheur Children′s Medical Center Explorer Program: The intern will be responsible for implementing, coordinating, and managing the Explorer Program. Exploring is Learning life′s career education program for young men and women who are 14 (and have completed eighth grade) or 15 to 20 years old. By providing hands-on-work related activities to students, members of the health professions and health organizations help youth "explore′ the skills, intricacies, demands and needs of various health careers. Spring: The intern will be responsible for managing the "alternative spring break" program. The intern would be responsible for recruiting college students, assisting in travel arrangements for students and scheduling their spring break volunteer agenda. Before starting the internship, students must provide verification of the following: TB skin testing within the last 12 months; proof of MMR vaccination; Varicella titer; proof of Hepatitis B vaccination or executed Hepatitis B statement; proof of influenza vaccination; clear criminal background check (within 12 months) and drug panel (within 30 days); and HIPAA certification. All tests, checks, certifications,and immunizations will be at the student′s expense. (The drug panel and background check is approximately $85; HIPAA certification is $15.)

Memphis College Preparatory Elementary: Conduct interviews and surveys to ensure that the school effectively serves the local community. Help develop and organize kindergarten through 3rd grade curriculum materials and resources. Manage the parent and supporter database. Design marketing and recruitment/enrollment materials (emails, newsletters, etc.).

Memphis University School, Public Relations Intern: Research and write feature stories, articles of interest, and alumni profiles; assist with the content and writing for the Headmaster′s Newsletter; write and produce press releases; assist with special events.

Perea Pre-School: Assist with pre-school program for children from low-income families.

Planned Parenthood, Education Intern: Following a training period, coordinate and implement a complete sexual health education series with an applicable social service agency.

Planned Parenthood, Spanish-Speaking Health Educator: Same as above with Spanish-speaking population.

Refugee Empowerment Program: Assist staff in developing effective ways to empower refugees in Memphis; assist in an after-school tutoring program; assist with ELL program for refugee adults; assist in researching, developing and writing grants; research refugee rights.

Youth Villages, Teacher/Counselor: Lead education groups and sports, chart progress notes, observe treatment teams. You will also need to complete an on-line Youth Villages application including references.

For additional, traditional school options, schedule a meeting with Sandi George Tracy by calling 901-843-3800.

 

ENGLISH
Requires Professor Marshall Boswell’s signature on internship application. This internship qualifies for F11 credit.

Action News 5, News & Sports Intern: Assist in editing and producing news and sports shows. Good writing and communication skills required. Must be interested in broadcast.

ArtsMemphis, Communications & Development Intern: Assist with fall/winter newsletter; creating and proofing internal correspondence; proofing printed pieces; helping with community education efforts and arts advocacy; assist with mail campaigns to donors.

At Home Tennessee Magazine, Editorial Intern: Assist editorial staff; update subscription and advertising database; research editorial content; attend all editorial meetings; assist on photo shoots; fact check and contribute to editorial to each issue. Minimum GPA: 3.0.

Baker Donelson, Internal Communications Intern: Assist with the production of a monthly internal online magazine; assist in development, research and script-writing of internal videos; draft/edit internal communications; develop and help produce communications for the CEO; manage the HR blog (one entry/week); participate in firm activities.

Baker Donelson, Marketing and Business Development Intern: Intern will work with customer relationship management database support, public relations and credentialing efforts, event planning, and prospect, client and other research. Must undergo a professional conflicts check and comply with Baker Donelson′s information privacy and security requirements.

Bookseller, Marketing Intern: Works with Public Relations and Events Coordinator via press releases, phone calls and emails to contact local media for events, including author appearances, book signings, promotions, sales and non-profit partnerships. Assist marketing department in hosting and publicizing events and representing D-K to major publishing houses, authors, media and businesses.

Bridges, Communications Assistant: Write press releases and short articles; interview and research for articles; assist with website review and updates.

COMEC (Commission On Missing and Exploited Children), Assistant Editor: Design, write and edit non-profit newsletter.

Church Health Center, Public Affairs Intern: Write stories for newsletter; assist in developing brochures; take photos. (Will require a secondary application provided by CHC.)

Church Health Center, Editorial Intern: Responsibilities will include editing content for web using a content management system, writing book reviews, developing video features, developing web features and participating in our review process. Through this internship, the intern should be able to decide if he or she wants to pursue a career in web editing. (Will require a secondary application provided by CHC.)

Church Health Center, Marketing Intern: Responsibilities include developing marketing and promotion concepts and pieces, creating e-newsletters and direct mails to target audiences, selecting HopeandHealing.org content appropriate for target audiences, and monitoring website statistics. Through this internship, the intern should be able to decide if he or she wants to pursue a career in web-marketing and promotion. (Will require a secondary application provided by CHC.)

Grace-St. Luke′s Episcopal School, Communications Intern: The intern will assist the communications department with photography, writing, and online communications that pertain to promotion of the school, including: writing press releases on select school events, reviewing the school website, helping to organize and archive boxes of historical photos, helping with photography and/or videotaping of academic and athletic activities and special events, assisting in promotion of the school and/or its special events, helping to maintain press clipping file, updating media contact list, assessing alumni association Facebook page, assessing GSL school Facebook page, etc. Requirements for this internship include: Excellent writing skills, photography skills (digital camera and video camera provided), strong knowledge of Facebook, social networking, and online communication tools, proficiency with Microsoft Word and Excel, and attendance at select special events if your schedule permits.

Goner Records, Public Relations/Marketing Intern: Work on press for record releases and tours including coordination of interviews, follow ups with writers, distribution of promo copies, and pitches for reviews, online premieres, etc. Keep social media up to date (Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, & the GonerBlog). Assist with organization, proofreading, and archiving press coverage.

Hope House, Marketing Assistant: Will help with organizing and developing Hope House in the Memphis Community through public relations media. Assist with grant writing and follow-ups with various companies. Help with presentations to companies and some fundraisers.

 

Lausanne Collegiate School, Communications Intern: Write press releases write and copy edit various materials including the school magazine, postcards, and brochures; write and copy edit electronic publications such as e-newsletters, and participate in special events.

LeBonheur Children’s Medical Center, Communications Intern: The communications intern is responsible for assistance with day-to-day communications/public relations support, as well as handling writing assignments and ensuring strong customer service to all who interact with the department (associates, physicians, public and media). Before starting the internship, students must provide verification of the following: TB skin testing within the last 12 months; proof of MMR vaccination; Varicella titer; proof of Hepatitis B vaccination or executed Hepatitis B statement; proof of influenza vaccination; clear criminal background check (within 12 months) and drug panel (within 30 days); and HIPAA certification. All tests, checks, certifications,and immunizations will be at the student′s expense. (The drug panel and background check is approximately $85; HIPAA certification is $15.)

Livable Memphis: Livable Memphis is a sustainable development organization based in Midtown and dedicated to a variety of community development projects throughout the greater Memphis area. Responsibilities may include communications, writing, research, and potentially event planning.

Make-a-Wish Foundation of the Mid-South, Communications Intern: The Make-A-Wish Foundation grants wishes to children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy. The Communications Intern will assist the Communications Manager with print and e-newsletters, website maintenance, design projects, and other projects as available. Applicants must have experience with news writing, layout and design. Knowledge of AP style is preferred. Experience with Adobe InDesign and the Microsoft Office suite is preferred, but not required.

Memphis Business Journal: Responsible for researching, interviewing and writing stories for the Emphasis section of the MBJ. The intern is also responsible for compiling the paper’s weekly People page, the Strategies calendar (which features upcoming corporate events) and the paper’s weekly Life calendar. The intern may also be called upon as needed to write stories for additional sections of specials in the MBJ editorial calendar.

Memphis Child Advocacy Center: Develop, research and write relevant articles for newsletter and other publications; conduct public awareness presentations; conduct outreach activities including media; research grant opportunities; assist in planning and evaluating programs; conduct demographics study and report on relevant new research in the areas of child sexual abuse and social services.

Memphis Music Foundation: Assist marketing and communications department with writing, editing and research. Assist with event planning, sponsorship identification, proposal writing and presentation. Compose website content. Conduct small seminars, workshops and training sessions as required and within area of expertise. Conduct research including internet research as required. Provide general staff support to all departments within the organization, and assist at Foundation outside events and meetings. Employees should display a passion for the Music Industry and have the ability to relate to the artistic and creative side of the business.

Memphis & Shelby County Film Commission, Project Specialist Intern: Assist in reviewing movie scripts and identifying locations in Memphis using still shots and displays to lure major film companies to Memphis for production. Work is confidential!

Memphis Symphony Orchestra, Public Relations Intern: Assist in writing news releases and public service announcements; compile and send out media kits; file monthly calendar listings; work with PR Director in setting up TV promotional spots.

Memphis University School, Public Relations Intern: Research and write feature stories, articles of interest, and alumni profiles; assist with the content and writing for the Headmaster′s Newsletter; write and produce press releases; assist with special events.

The New Memphis Institute, Communications and Marketing Intern: Update and draft content for website; help manage state-of-the-art blog, MemphisConnect.com; disseminate messages via Twitter, Facebook, and other social networking accounts; help draft monthly newsletters; assist with press releases.

Opera Memphis, P.R./Marketing Intern: Assist in creation of press releases and newspaper advertisements; assist during special marketing functions; conduct research and assist Principal Performers when needed. Proficiency with Microsoft Office and Adobe PageMaker preferred.

RiverKings, Media Intern: Assist with print and broadcast media that cover the RiverKings (hockey). Assist in preparing daily game notes, write and distribute story and box score to national and local media outlets.

Shelby Farms Conservancy, Communications Intern: Assist Communications Manager in all aspects of communications including website content, composing and editing press releases, writing and editing for the organization, assisting with special events; opportunities to work with creative firm and p.r. firm

St. Mary’s Episcopal School, Communications/Development Intern. Our intern will assist with all areas of school communications and marketing, including magazine editing and writing, social media strategy, covering events on campus with photos and video, and working across school departments on all marketing and communications issues. You will also work with a top-notch development team on communication strategies, solicitations, special events planning and donor stewardship. 

True Story Pictures, Communications Intern: Responsible for researching and writing articles for the newsletter including updates about program progress and short profiles; editing other articles; formatting newsletter; and sending newsletter via email distribution. Also, writing articles for website.

WKNO-TV/FM, Promotions Intern: Assist with radio promo copy, promotional events, fundraising events, press releases and target mailings; must be able to type, self-motivated, strong organizational skills.

 

ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES AND SCIENCES
Requires Professor Tait Keller′s signature. This internship qualifies for F11 credit.

Cooper-Young Community Farmers Market, Grant Writing Associate: CYCFM is seeking an intern to support its grant writing efforts. The Grant Writing Associate will report to the president of the board and the lead grant writer. Responsibilities include becoming familiar with all aspects of CYCFM’s mission; organizing and developing organizational background materials; researching and identifying potential grant opportunities; researching, preparing, organizing, and analyzing grant proposals, and more. Please be prepared to submit two writing samples in addition to your resume and application. Some non-profit grant writing experience is preferred, but not required.

Evaporcool Solutions, LLC, Marketing/PR Intern: The intern will work directly with Evaporcool′s VP of Strategic Initiatives to help create and manage Evaporcool′s social media presence; help research and generate content for Evaporcool blog; conduct research on utility rebates and tax credits available tin various states or municipalities; research corporate sustainability reports from public companies and assess interest in investing in energy efficiency retrofits; and research and help generate potential sales leads for Evaporcool.  Desired skills for the intern include: environmental studies or related major; or marketing or related major with interest in environmental business issues; driven individual able to take initiative and be creative with little direction; and ability to work independently or in small groups.  Webdesign skills are a plus, but certainly not necessary.

Livable Memphis: Livable Memphis is a sustainable development organization based in Midtown and dedicated to a variety of community development projects throughout the greater Memphis area. Responsibilities may include communications, writing, research, and potentially event planning.

Memphis & Shelby County Office of Sustainability: Research best practices/case studies for specific topic areas covered by the Mid-South Regional Greenprint and Sustainability Plan. Assist with logistics for consortium and public meetings. Take notes at meetings, arrange schedule for program manager, plan product assistance (graphics, pictures, layout, etc.), collect data, and aid in the development of a youth public engagement initiative.

Mid-South Peace & Justice Center, GrowMemphis Intern: Interns will suppor the mission of GrowMemphis to create productive and educational urban community gardens for members of the community to grow fresh and nutritious food and to give people tools and skills to develop and enhance their own communities.

Roots Memphis Farm Academy (RMFA): Interns will work on projects related to the RMFA′s goals of incubating new small farms by providing aspiring farmers with an academic business management program, on-farm training in sustainable agriculture, and access to land and financing. These include, but are not limited to, work on the Urban Farm Land Database, the Memphis and Shelby County Food Audit, and the Roots Memphis Farm.

Shelby Farms Park Conservancy: The internship program at Shelby Farms Park Conservancy offers students the opportunity to earn college credit while gaining valuable experience working in a fast-paced professional environment. Emphasis is placed upon striking a balance between adding much-needed capacity to the organization while ensuring that the student is gaining meaningful and relevant experience. Internships can be customized to meet a student′s particular needs and interests; whether a student is looking for experience in event management, programming, communications, education and outreach, or a combination of these, the internship program at Shelby Farms Park equips students with the tools necessary to succeed in the non-profit sector.

Shelby Farms Conservancy, Communications Intern: Assist Communications Manager in all aspects of communications including website content, composing and editing press releases, writing and editing for the organization, assisting with special events; opportunities to work with creative firm and p.r. firm.

Wolf River Conservancy Inc.: Assist with various habitat restoration sites that need botanical inventories.

 

GENDER & SEXUALITY STUDIES
Requires Professor Judith Haas’ signature on internship application. This internship qualifies for F11 credit.

Center for Research on Women: (mission: to conduct, promote, and disseminate scholarship on women and social inequality) Current projects include: sexual harassment of teens in Memphis middle and high schools, Memphis Safe Campus Consortium, Infant Mortality in Memphis. Interns would be involved in research on one or more areas.

Choices Memphis Center for Reproductive Health: The Parallel Paths Statewide Coalition Project Intern will provide support to Choices’ Parallel Paths project funded by the MAC AIDS Fund and AIDS United-Southern Reach grants. This position will work directly with the Community Partnerships Coordinator on all project tasks. This position will also provide opportunities to serve as a patient advocate in order to better understand Choices’ clinical philosophies and practices that inform the Parallel Paths project.

Crisis Center, Hotline Counselor: Hotline counselors provide telephone support to people in crisis through a combination of active and reflective listening, risk assessment, and crisis intervention. Crises may include domestic violence, sexual abuse, gender and sexuality issues, substance abuse, suicidal ideation, health problems, etc. Interns are trained and certified in crisis and suicide intervention by the Tennessee Suicide Prevention Network.

DeNeuville Learning Center: (non-profit educational and vocational facility for low income women) Assist with education, grant writing and preparation of students for job placement. Serve as project coordinator for special projects.

Manos de Madres: Assist with marketing of crafts/projects from women in Honduras, Rwanda, and Ethiopia as a means of alleviating poverty of these women. Marketing projects will include social media; work requires strong writing skills.

Memphis Gay and Lesbian Community Center, Outflix Intern: Help Festival Director find movies to review; work with website team to redesign Outflix site; network with directors of LGBTQ film festivals in LA, Miami, Johannesburg, London, and Toronto; recruit volunteers to work at fundraising events and the festival; help design promotional previews for the festival movies.

Memphis Gay and Lesbian Community Center, Triangle Journal Intern: Write/edit articles for the Triangle Journal (print and web); take pictures for the journal; cover events in the Memphis LGBTQ community; help with layout of quarterly issues of the Triangle Journal; maintain Triangle Journal Myspace, Facebook, and Twitter

Planned Parenthood, Education Intern: Following a training period, coordinate and implement a complete sexual health education series with an applicable social service agency.

Women’s Foundation for a Greater Memphis, Grants & Programs Intern: Support Grants Committee by coordinating schedules, site visits, special projects, volunteer support, and grant making programs. Monitor grantee partners′ objectives and develop periodic reports on outcomes. Provide assistance with the grant making evaluation process. Research grant awards and allocation as well as providing technical assistance to grantee partners. (Available spring & summer only.)

Women of Style, Spirit, and Success, Research and Grant Writing Intern: Develop grant proposals by researching grant opportunities appropriate for funding identified priorities; consult with foundation or other appropriate contacts; gather information needed to develop grant proposal; develop initial draft of proposal, following requirements accurately; proof read and edit grant proposals; submit proposal; track proposal until decision is received; and assist with proper reporting.

Youth Villages, Volunteer Coordinator: Recruit volunteers for special events and ongoing programs. Assist with volunteer and intern placement. Assess agency volunteer and intern needs. Manage special volunteer projects and events. You will also need to complete an on-line Youth Villages application including references.

YWCA Abused Women′s Services Shelter: Answer crisis calls, help with children, interact with women and provide support; may also assist with orders of protections, warrants, etc.

 

HISTORY
Requires Professor Tim Huebner′s signature on application

The following history related internships, when taken in conjunction with history 360 (Public History), carry 4 credits and fulfill the F11 requirement. During a semester when History 360 is not being offered, they can be taken as History 461 and carry 2 credits. If taken as History 461, they do not fulfill the F11 requirement.

Cotton Museum: The Cotton Museum is currently undergoing a major expansion of its exhibit and classroom space. Internship opportunities include working on educational program development, exhibit development, oral history research, tourism research and promotional planning, and special events planning and promotions. This internship emphasizes museum management.

Memphis Heritage: Assist with the many preservation activities of this non-profit educational and charitable organization. Examples of projects may include: writing for The Keystone (a publication that serves as the voice of the Memphis Preservation Community); assisting with the MHI Annual Preservation Awards; assisting with the Architectural Auction; assisting with the Annual Preservation Series (an educational series encompassing topics of Memphis historic architecture and neighborhoods).

Memphis/Shelby County Public Library & Information: The internship provides training in processing manuscript collections (analyzing and organizing materials, preservation of material, and preparation of a computer-generated guide to the collection). At the end of the semester, the intern′s project will be bound and entered in the Library′s catalog, providing a permanent record of the student′s work.

Mississippi River Heritage Internship: Combines work at the Mississippi River Museum at Mud island with history related work at Beale Street Landing. Duties include conducting historical research for exhibits and tours, as well as engaging in marketing and promotional work.

National Civil Rights Museum: Assist in research and archival work. Conduct an analysis of the annual Visitor Survey using SPSS software and creating a PowerPoint presentation. Also, opportunity to work on newly established “Voices of Freedom” oral history project by transcribing videotaped interviews with prominent civil rights activists and local leaders.

Pink Palace Museum Collections: The intern selects a research topic within an area of interest- anthropology, botany, geology, history, or zoology for research. The intern is assigned a collection of objects to describe in detail. The intern is then requested to produce a "user catalogue" consisting of a background paper and detailed descriptions of the objects. The intern is also encouraged to participate in a field-collecting trip and to interact with the administration, exhibits, and education departments.

Victorian Village, Inc. Community Development Corporation: Victorian Village, Inc. exists to create a vibrant and diverse urban neighborhood that treasures our architectural heritage and builds a community that is safe, clean, and prosperous. Interns would help with efforts to develop the Victorian Village as a site for heritage tourism.

The following law and policy internships carry 2 credits; they do not fulfill the F11 requirement. Students must register for History 461.

Holland & Associates, PLLC: Work with a “holistic” lawyer in office work and legal project such as a legal brief, legal memorandum, settlement or negotiation letter; meet with supervising attorney at least bi-weekly; participate in trials when possible. Holistic law is a multidisciplinary, or more client-oriented and problem-solving oriented approach to legal problems, than traditional legal practice which tends to be more litigation and adversarial in approach.

KIPP Through College, Political Advocacy Intern: Assist KTC and the Director of Development with KTC messaging and key points relevant to political advocacy. Research current advocacy landscape for KIPP, KTC, and the charter movement as a whole in Memphis and Tennessee. Determine key influencers and policy-makers. Create a strategic plan to target key influencers and policy-makers.

Law Offices of J. Vincent Perryman: Assist attorneys in drafting legal memoranda, legal briefs, and demand letters, as well as performing legal research in a law firm that practices family law, probate law, estate planning, business law, and tax law. The intern will participate in court and trials when possible and will meet with a supervising attorney at least once a week to discuss progress and assignments.

Lawrence & Russell: Interns must possess excellent organizational skills and basic computer knowledge to provide assistance to Case Managers and Associates in an East Memphis law firm that focuses on employee benefits/labor and employment law. As these positions require direct interaction with our firm′s senior partners, the applicant should be self-driven and possess excellent writing skills. The applicants must be able to work independently and to work well with others. Undergraduate interns will assist the firm’s staff with a variety of legal tasks. For example, the selected individual(s) will conduct detailed telephonic interviews and will negotiate with attorneys nationwide to settle lien claims on behalf of Lawrence & Russell’s clients. The intern(s) will be responsible for supporting a wide variety of assignments and responsibilities and will be exposed to a range of legal issues.

Memphis City Mayor, AC Wharton: Assist with planning and economic development issues; projects may vary pending interest of student and current projects.

One Memphis Mayor: The One Memphis program is part of the nation-wide mayoral initiative Cities of Service, with the goal to increase impact volunteerism to help alleviate some of Memphis’ most pressing challenges. The internship provides a student the opportunity to work closely with Mayor Wharton’s office, various non-profits in the city as well as the Bloomberg Foundation in New York City. (Available spring semester only. Interns must agree to complete the spring academic internship as well as a paid summer fellowship then a 10 hour/week fall community service work study position.)

Padgett, Whitworth, Donohue and Mickiewicz: Assist with case management, research for cases, writing letters to clients, opposing attorneys, and any other individual or company involved in the cases, brief preparation of files for clients, court dates, and hearings. Will have direct contact with clients.

Shelby County Commission, Legislative Operations Intern: Provide administrative support to the Executive Secretary-Chief Executive. Draft correspondence as needed. Work to resolve constituent complaints and answer commissioners′ inquiries, furnishing information regarding tasks or projects. Serve as staff support during Commission, committee, and community meetings. Coordinate/work neighborhood and community meetings/field activities. Must be able to type at least 45 WPM and be proficient in Microsoft Office. Professional writing skills, ability to multitask, and strong organizational capabilities a plus.

U.S. Pretrial Services: Assist in various functions of pretrial services. Accompany U.S. Pretrial Services Officers for court hearings and aid them in obtaining information relevant to pretrial release including family, residential, employment, mental health, substance abuse, and criminal history information. Students must have a GPA of at least 3.0, be able to work a minimum of eight hours per week during normal office hours of 8.00am to 5.00pm, and have no criminal record.

Students can also choose any approved academic internship, in any department, from the list of internships maintained by Career Services and receive 2 credits. Such internships do not fulfill the F11 requirement.

 

INTERNATIONAL STUDIES
Requires Professor Barron Boyd′s signature on internship application. This internship qualifies for

Catholic Charities of West Tennessee, Immigration Services Specialist Intern: Intern will assist clients in finding appropriate resources and in the development and implementation of Citizenship Preparation. Intern will also aid in the coordination and implementation of ESL classes, in Immigration Services outreach, and in immigration cases.

FedEx, Sales Intern: International projects with all of FedEx global locations. Assignments will require data analysis and recommendations for the respective projects including international business research. Current projects are related to US Department of Commerce and selling strategies between the US, Europe, and Asia. Participate on international conference calls/meetings and interface with management/professionals in other regions to support inter-regional projects.

Latino Memphis: Map the Hispanic community in Memphis; develop and implement ESL lesson plans; research potential funding opportunities; help establish a mentor program between Rhodes and MIFA to work with Latino children in the public school system. Must be proficient in Spanish.

Manos de Madres: Assist with marketing of crafts/projects from women in Honduras, Rwanda, and Ethiopia as a means of alleviating poverty of these women. Marketing projects will include social media; work requires strong writing skills.

Memphis City Mayor, AC Wharton: Assist with planning and economic development issues; projects may vary pending interest of student and current projects.

Memphis in May: Only available Spring semester.

One Memphis Mayor: The One Memphis program is part of the nation-wide mayoral initiative Cities of Service, with the goal to increase impact volunteerism to help alleviate some of Memphis’ most pressing challenges. The internship provides a student the opportunity to work closely with Mayor Wharton’s office, various non-profits in the city as well as the Bloomberg Foundation in New York City. (Available spring semester only. Interns must agree to complete the spring academic internship as well as a paid summer fellowship then a 10 hour/week fall community service work study position.)

Refugee Empowerment Program: Assist staff in developing effective ways to empower refugees in Memphis; assist in an after-school tutoring program; assist with ELL program for refugee adults; assist in researching, developing and writing grants; research refugee rights.

Shelby County Commission, Legislative Operations Intern: Provide administrative support to the Executive Secretary-Chief Executive. Draft correspondence as needed. Work to resolve constituent complaints and answer commissioners′ inquiries, furnishing information regarding tasks or projects. Serve as staff support during Commission, committee, and community meetings. Coordinate/work neighborhood and community meetings/field activities. Must be able to type at least 45 WPM and be proficient in Microsoft Office. Professional writing skills, ability to multitask, and strong organizational capabilities a plus.

Shelby County Public Defender: Assist attorneys in court and with clients; prepare paperwork for cases; assist in specialized courts such as drug courts.

Thomason, Hendrix, Harvey, Johnson, & Mitchell, PLLC: Assist in the preparation of immigration forms for submission to the US Department of Homeland Security. Responsible for research and case preparation on cases filed with US Department of Justice – Exec. Office for Immigration Review. There will be direct client contact, which is ideal for an intern interested in law school.

U.S. Attorney′s Office, Pre-Law Intern: Assist in limited legal research, organizing and analyzing documentary evidence. The U.S. Attorney is responsible for prosecution of most federal crimes including white-collar fraud, mail fraud, public corruption, bank robbery, tax evasion, drug offenses, etc. Interns will learn about the trial of cases in the U.S. District Court by assisting in preparation for trail and observation of trials.

U.S. Congressman Stephen Fincher (R): Interact with constituents and provide constituent service in Congressman Fincher′s Memphis office and assist with special projects as needed.

U.S. Congressman Steve Cohen (D), District Office Intern: Interact with constituents and provide constituent services in Congressman Cohen′s Memphis office and assist with special projects as needed.

U.S. Department of Commerce/U.S. Export Assistance Center, Trade Assistant: Conduct market research by extracting information from various sources then compiling the information into briefings; develop company profiles and case studies; compile news stories and press releases; support export seminars and conferences. Must be a US citizen.

U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander (R): Assist with office procedures of U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander. Interact with constituents and the staffs of Washington, D.C. and Tennessee. Assist with special projects as needed.

U.S. Senator Bob Corker (R): Interns will work with the congressional staff in a broad capacity including legislative issues, constituent services, and administrative support. Interns will have the opportunity to attend tours and seminars with the senator will be available.

 

 LATIN AMERICAN STUDIES

Requires Professor Amy Risley′s signature on internship application

Please schedule an appointment with Sandi George Tracy by calling 843-3800 (front desk will schedule a time to meet) to discuss options.

Catholic Charities of West Tennessee, Immigration Services Specialist Intern: Intern will assist clients in finding appropriate resources and in the development and implementation of Citizenship Preparation. Intern will also aid in the coordination and implementation of ESL classes, in Immigration Services outreach, and in immigration cases.

YWCA, Immigrant Women′s Services Intern: Intern will manage client files, translate confidential files from Spanish to English, and welcome clients upon arrival. Intern will also answer phones in Spanish while taking detailed notes in English. Must be able to read, write, and speak fluently Spanish and English. Must be able to handle confidential information. 

MATH
Requires Professor Eric Gottlieb’s signature on internship application

Please schedule an appointment with Sandi George Tracy by calling 843-3800 (front desk will schedule a time to meet) to discuss options.

Meridian Econometrics, LLC.: Intern will build financial forecasting models based upon the company′s proprietary base model and model new inputs to the company′s base model. Intern will also structure and build up a new computer database.

 

MUSIC
Requires Professor William Skoog’s signature on internship application

The Blues Foundation: Work with radio staff to help stations get needed show material. Assist with organizing talent for the W.C. Handy Awards and Beale Street Caravan. Help with membership and affiliate promotions. Interns will also work with publicity and media. Interest in public relations required, especially in the blues genre.

Design 500, Blues Hall of Fame Intern: Intern will copy music files, input data, and work on database of inductees. Intern will also assist in artifact research and office support. When appropriate, intern will be invited to client and contractor meetings.

Germantown Performing Arts Centre, Marketing and Development Intern: Assists in writing/editing GPAC newsletter, season program, brochures and concert notes; assists in concept/design of advertising campaigns; assists in fund-raising programs; write/edit appeal and acknowledgment letters. Must be computer literate and be able to maintain confidentiality.

Memphis Music Foundation: Assist marketing and communications department with writing, editing and research. Assist with event planning, sponsorship identification, proposal writing and presentation. Compose website content. Conduct small seminars, workshops and training sessions as required and within area of expertise. Conduct research including internet research as required. Provide general staff support to all departments within the organization, and assist at Foundation outside events and meetings. Employees should display a passion for the Music Industry and have the ability to relate to the artistic and creative side of the business.

Memphis Symphony Orchestra, Public Relations Intern: Assist in writing news releases and public service announcements; compile and send out media kits; file monthly calendar listings; work with PR Director in setting up TV promotional spots.

Opera Memphis, Music Intern: The intern would be involved in cataloguing the complete music library and creating a hard copy of the catalogue for staff use, organizing the xerox music library, organizing and cataloguing the chorus prep materials library, and copying and organizing all chorus prep materials for all shows for next season.

Opera Memphis, P.R./Marketing Intern: Assist in creation of press releases and newspaper advertisements; assist in designing and publication of newsletter; assist during special marketing functions; recruit advertisers. Must be willing to learn PageMaker.

Orpheum Management: Assist in all areas of theatre management marketing, publicity, education, special events, box office, accounting. Must have interest in a variety of management areas and be flexible.

Pink Palace Museum Collections: The intern selects a research topic within an area of interest- anthropology, botany, geology, history, or zoology for research. The intern is assigned a collection of objects to describe in detail. The intern is then requested to produce a "user catalogue" consisting of a background paper and detailed descriptions of the objects. The intern is also encouraged to participate in a field-collecting trip and to interact with the administration, exhibits, and education departments.

STAX Museum of American Soul Music: The ideal candidate for this internship shall possess a keen interest in the history of STAX including political and sociological issues. Intern will assist in exhibits, archives, and education.

WKNO-TV/FM, Promotions Intern: Assist with radio promo copy, promotional events, fundraising events, press releases and target mailings; must be able to type, self-motivated, strong organizational skills.

 

POLITICAL SCIENCE
Requires Professor Anna Smith’s signature on internship application; Pol. Sci. 460 qualifies for F11 credit.

Autumn Chastain, Attorney at Law: Observe the activities of a private defense attorney and provide assistance with legal documents.

Community Legal Center: Screen potential clients and observe mediation in a law clinic that provides legal services to low-income, working people.

CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) Juvenile Court : Represent the best interest of abused, neglected or other children whose placement is being determined by the Court. Must have very flexible schedule and be willing to commit to 12 months (Good experience for those considering careers in law, social work or family counseling.) Must be 21 by the start of the internship.

Downtown Memphis Commission: Work on special projects with an organization whose mission is to develop downtown Memphis. Position availability varies pending current projects

Kipp Through College Political Advocacy: Assist KTC and the Director of Development with KTC messaging and key points relevant to political advocacy. Research current advocacy landscape for KIPP, KTC, and the charter movement as a whole in Memphis and Tennessee. Determine key influencers and policy-makers. Create a strategic plan to target key influencers and policy-makers.

Memphis Child Advocacy Center: Develop, research and write relevant articles for newsletter and other publications; conduct public awareness presentations; conduct outreach activities including media; research grant opportunities; assist in planning and evaluating programs; conduct demographics study and report on relevant new research in the areas of child sexual abuse and social services.

Memphis City Council: Work directly with members of the City Council on research projects and observe Council meetings; need Tuesday afternoons and evenings available.

Memphis City Mayor, AC Wharton: Assist with planning and economic development issues; projects may vary pending interest of student and current projects.

One Memphis Mayor: The One Memphis program is part of the nation-wide mayoral initiative Cities of Service, with the goal to increase impact volunteerism to help alleviate some of Memphis’ most pressing challenges. The internship provides a student the opportunity to work closely with Mayor Wharton’s office, various non-profits in the city as well as the Bloomberg Foundation in New York City. (Available spring semester only. Interns must agree to complete the spring academic internship as well as a paid summer fellowship then a 10 hour/week fall community service work study position.)

Shelby County Board of Commissioners: The intern(s) will have the opportunity to see the inner workings of the legislative process that regulates the operation of county government including contracts, consolidated budget, setting property tax and the process ideas must go through in order to become public policy.

Shelby County Public Defender: Assist attorneys in court and with clients; prepare paperwork for cases; assist in specialized courts such as drug courts.

The McAfee Law Firm, PLLC: Observe the activities of a private defense attorney, mornings required (mornings are prime courtroom hours.)

U.S. Congressman Stephen Fincher (R): Interact with constituents and provide constituent service in Congressman Fincher′s Memphis office and assist with special projects as needed.

U.S. Congressman Steve Cohen (D), District Office: Interact with constituents and provide constituent service in Congressman Cohen’s Memphis office and assist with special projects as needed.

U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander (R): Assist with office procedures of U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander. Interact with constituents and the staffs of Washington, D.C. and Tennessee. Assist with special projects as needed.

U.S. Senator Bob Corker (R): Interns will work with the congressional staff in a broad capacity including legislative issues, constituent services, and administrative support. Interns will have the opportunity to attend tours and seminars with the senator will available.

U.S. Pretrial Services: Assist in various functions of pretrial services. Accompany U.S. Pretrial Services Officers for court hearings and aid them in obtaining information relevant to pretrial release including family, residential, employment, mental health, substance abuse, and criminal history information. Students must have a GPA of at least 3.0, be able to work a minimum of eight hours per week during normal office hours of 8.00am to 5.00pm, and have no criminal record.

Wolf River Conservancy: Assist with various habitat restoration sites and environmental efforts.

 

PSYCHOLOGY
Requires Professor Natalie Person’s signature on internship application; Psych 460 qualifies for F11 credit

Baddour Memorial Center, Psychology Intern: The Baddour Center is a private, non-profit residential service community for adults with mild or moderate mental retardation located in Senatobia. Interns will work in clinical assessments, group counseling, behavior interventions, resident reinforcement, and program development. Interns also have the opportunity to participate in teaching experiences and research.

Big Brothers Big Sisters: Assist case managers in caseload management; attend orientation and receive in-service training; conduct orientation for volunteers, parents and children; conduct interviews of volunteers; conduct home visits for volunteers and children; participate in fundraising and administrative responsibilities.

Boys & Girls Club: Intern will be immersed in the world of youth development. This position will help plan and help promote a positive safe environment for kids through the facilitation of special programs and events including, but not limited to the following programs; Smart Moves, Street Smarts, Power Hour Club, Torch and Keystone Club, Skill Tech, Triple Play, Sports, Fitness and Arts & Crafts. Must complete a background check and be willing to participate in random drug screenings.

Choices Memphis Center for Reproductive Health: The Parallel Paths Statewide Coalition Project Intern will provide support to Choices’ Parallel Paths project funded by the MAC AIDS Fund and AIDS United-Southern Reach grants. This position will work directly with the Community Partnerships Coordinator on all project tasks. This position will also provide opportunities to serve as a patient advocate in order to better understand Choices’ clinical philosophies and practices that inform the Parallel Paths project.

Church Health Center, Child Life Specialist: Supervise and assist children in individual exploration and group teaching activities in the Child Life Room, Infant Toddler Room, and Intergenerational Art Studio. Teach curriculum, provide exercise and movement assessments and child prescriptions. Research information and create new lesson plans based on needs of clients and current trends. (Will require a secondary application provided by CHC.)

COMEC (Commission on Missing and Exploited Children): Conduct a study of issues surrounding missing and exploited children; verify and examine legislative issues; draft proposals for financial assistance in regard to prevention outreach efforts.

Crisis Center, Hotline Counselor: Hotline counselors provide telephone support to people in crisis through a combination of active and reflective listening, risk assessment, and crisis intervention. Crises may include domestic violence, sexual abuse, gender and sexuality issues, substance abuse, suicidal ideation, health problems, etc. Interns are trained and certified in crisis and suicide intervention by the Tennessee Suicide Prevention Network.

DeNeuville Learning Center: (non-profit educational and vocational facility for low income women) Assist with education, grant writing and preparation of students for job placement. Serve as project coordinators for special projects.

The Exceptional Foundation of West Tennessee Program, Teaching Assistant: The Exceptional Foundation of West Tennessee is a non-profit organization which strives to meet the social and recreational needs of the mentally and/or physically challenged population of the EFWT. The intern will work hands-on with individuals with developmental disabilities and help facilitate activities including art, music, social skills, life skills, sign language, and more. The intern will have the opportunity to prepare lessons and lead group activities as well as helping to oversee cultural field trips.

Exchange Club Family Center: Gain experience in the fields of psychology, counseling, criminal justice, or social work. Programs include anger management classes, parenting classes, children’s domestic violence support, women’s domestic violence support, domestic violence assessment of offenders, mentoring, classes for divorcing parents, and support groups for children of divorcing parents. Must have a GPA of at least 3.0 and senior standing.

Friends for Life Corp., Psychology Intern: Conduct assessments on persons with HIV/AIDS who present for services; assist in conducting support groups and developing therapeutic activities; assist in record-keeping; assist in evaluating services provided.

Latino Memphis: Map the Hispanic community in Memphis; develop and implement ESL lesson plans; research potential funding opportunities; explore innovative cross cultural awareness projects/programs within the US; establish a mentor program between Rhodes and MIFA that works with Latino children in the public school system.

Memphis College Preparatory Elementary: Conduct interviews and surveys to ensure that the school effectively serves the local community. Help develop and organize kindergarten through 3rd grade curriculum materials and resources. Manage the parent and supporter database. Design marketing and recruitment/enrollment materials (emails, newsletters, etc.).

Methodist Healthcare, Mid South AIDS Fund Intern: Research HIV funding opportunities, attend Board meetings, work with grantees on projects and coordinate collaborative efforts between the HIV programs in the community. Before starting the internship, students must provide verification of the following: TB skin testing within the last 12 months; proof of MMR vaccination; Varicella titer; proof of Hepatitis B vaccination or executed Hepatitis B statement; proof of influenza vaccination; clear criminal background check (within 12 months) and drug panel (within 30 days); and HIPAA certification. All tests, checks, certifications,and immunizations will be at the student′s expense. (The drug panel and background check is approximately $85; HIPAA certification is $15.)

Planned Parenthood, Education Intern: Following a training period, coordinate and implement a complete sexual health education series with an applicable social service agency.

United Way of the Mid-South, Early Childhood Development Intern: Assist in development and coordination of pilot childcare quality improvement project. Assist in early childhood research, compilation and dissemination. Assist in developing and implement public awareness campaign and advocacy.

West Tennessee Family Solutions Good Life Center: Work with adults with developmental disabilities enrolled in the Good Life Center program; design a 12 week class under one of the four pillars: academic, enrichment, vocational, or advocacy; function as the main facilitator within the classroom and community activities. (Interns will NOT be responsible for tending to medical or behavioral needs of individual participants.)

Youth Villages, Teacher/Counselor: Lead education groups and sports, chart progress notes, observe treatment teams. You will also need to complete an on-line Youth Villages application including references.

YWCA Abused Women′s Services Shelter: Answer crisis calls, help with children, interact with women and provide support; may also assist with orders of protections, warrants, etc.

 

RELIGIOUS STUDIES
Students will submit application directly to Professor Kendra Hotz; qualifies for F11 credit.

Asha′s Refuge: Interns work in a refugee resettlement agency. Some placements involve working in a kindergarten preparedness program with refugee children; others involve working with adults to learn English and other skills to navigate American culture.

Choices Memphis Center for Reproductive Health: Offers the opportunity to work as a patient advocate in a women′s health clinic. Placements in program development on issues such as preventing teen pregnancy are also available.

Church Health Center: A variety of placements working in a faith-based community health provider that offers clinical and wellness services for the working uninsured.

Healthy Shelby: A variety of placements assisting this organization on projects related to chronic disease, infant mortality, and issues surrounding death and dying in Shelby county.

LeBonheur, Community HIV Network Intern: Work to provide resources for women, children, youth, and families infected with or affected by HIV. Before starting the internship, students must provide verification of the following: TB skin testing within the last 12 months; proof of MMR vaccination; Varicella titer; proof of Hepatitis B vaccination or executed Hepatitis B statement; proof of influenza vaccination; clear criminal background check (within 12 months) and drug panel (within 30 days); and HIPAA certification. All tests, checks, certifications,and immunizations will be at the student′s expense. (The drug panel and background check is approximately $85; HIPAA certification is $15.)

LeBonheur, Early Success Coalition Intern: Assist a network of local and state agencies that promote the healthy development of children and their families. Before starting the internship, students must provide verification of the following: TB skin testing within the last 12 months; proof of MMR vaccination; Varicella titer; proof of Hepatitis B vaccination or executed Hepatitis B statement; proof of influenza vaccination; clear criminal background check (within 12 months) and drug panel (within 30 days); and HIPAA certification. All tests, checks, certifications,and immunizations will be at the student′s expense. (The drug panel and background check is approximately $85; HIPAA certification is $15.)

LeBonheur, Minority Health Initiative Intern: Assist with process evaluation for LeBonheur′s Minority Health Initiative School Collaborative on Obesity Prevention project. Involves development of a workplan, research, presentations, weekly team meetings, and monthly health council meetings. Could result in a published paper. Before starting the internship, students must provide verification of the following: TB skin testing within the last 12 months; proof of MMR vaccination; Varicella titer; proof of Hepatitis B vaccination or executed Hepatitis B statement; proof of influenza vaccination; clear criminal background check (within 12 months) and drug panel (within 30 days); and HIPAA certification. All tests, checks, certifications,and immunizations will be at the student′s expense. (The drug panel and background check is approximately $85; HIPAA certification is $15.)

Memphis Muslim Medical Clinic: A clinical observation placement that gives interns the opportunity to shadow physicians in faith-based community health provider.

Methodist Healthcare, Health & Faith Program Intern: Work on projects related to the Congregational Health network, patient outcomes both qualitative and quantitative, distributing Humanitarian Funds to MLH employees in need, and workshops with local clergy, liaisons, and congregational members. Interns will also have the opportunity to work on various grants including place-based population health management and eliminating breast cancer disparities. Before starting the internship, students must provide verification of the following: TB skin testing within the last 12 months; proof of MMR vaccination; Varicella titer; proof of Hepatitis B vaccination or executed Hepatitis B statement; proof of influenza vaccination; clear criminal background check (within 12 months) and drug panel (within 30 days); and HIPAA certification. All tests, checks, certifications,and immunizations will be at the student′s expense. (The drug panel and background check is approximately $85; HIPAA certification is $15.)

Methodist Healthcare, Health & Faith Chaplain Shadowing: Students will be paired with a Chaplain at each facility to learn the basic skills of listening to patients and family members. Interns will also participate in small group seminars focused on patient care issues and needs. Before starting the internship, students must provide verification of the following: TB skin testing within the last 12 months; proof of MMR vaccination; Varicella titer; proof of Hepatitis B vaccination or executed Hepatitis B statement; proof of influenza vaccination; clear criminal background check (within 12 months) and drug panel (within 30 days); and HIPAA certification. All tests, checks, certifications,and immunizations will be at the student′s expense. (The drug panel and background check is approximately $85; HIPAA certification is $15.) 

Mid-South Peace & Justice Center, Business Development Intern: Intern will work closely with members of Homeless Organizing for Power and Equality to develop, implement, and monitor/improve upon long-term business strategy for the Street Wise Ink Screen-printing Co-operative.  Intern will develop an understanding of screen-printing production process, do market research and analysis, and evaluate the business model to adapt as needed.

MIFA Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program: Interns become certified LTC ombudsman, which qualifies them to act as advocates for residents of long-term care facilities.  

New Hope Urban Farm: Interns will work with children at an Urban Farm at New Hope elementary school in Frazier.

Urban Child Institute: Interns will work on program development and implementation related to childhood health and education.

 

RUSSIAN STUDIES
Requires Professor Valeria Nollan’s signature on internship application (1 or 2 credits)

St. Seraphim’s Eastern Orthodox Church: Work at a Russian Orthodox church focused around Russian religious traditions and iconography.

 

SPANISH
Requires Professor Elizabeth Pettinaroli′s signature on internship application

Latino Memphis: Map the Hispanic community in Memphis; develop and implement ESL lesson plans; research potential funding opportunities; explore innovative cross cultural awareness projects/programs within the US; establish a mentor program between Rhodes and MIFA that works with Latino children in the public school system.

Additional internships are available pending student’s interests. Please schedule a meeting with Sandi George Tracy by calling 901.843.3800.

 

THEATRE
Requires Professor David Jilg’s signature on the internship application

Please schedule an appointment with Sandi George Tracy by calling 843-3800 (front desk will schedule a time to meet) to discuss options.

 

URBAN & COMMUNITY HEALTH
Students will submit application directly to Professor Kendra Hotz; qualifies for F11 credit.

Asha′s Refuge: Interns work in a refugee resettlement agency. Some placements involve working in a kindergarten preparedness program with refugee children; others involve working with adultes to learn English and other skills to navigate American culture.

Choices Memphis Center for Reproductive Health: Offers the opportunity to work as a patient advocate in a women′s health clinic. Placements in program development on issues such as preventing teen pregnancy are also available.

Church Health Center: A variety of placements working in a faith-based community health provider that offers clinical and wellness services for the working uninsured.

Healthy Shelby: A variety of placements assisting this organization on projects related to chronic disease, infant mortality, and issues surrounding death and dying in Shelby county.

Memphis Muslim Medical Clinic: A clinical observation placement that gives interns the opportunity to shadow physicians in faith-based community health provider.

Methodist Healthcare, Health & Faith Program Intern: Work on projects related to the Congregational Health network, patient outcomes both qualitative and quantitative, distributing Humanitarian Funds to MLH employees in need, and workshops with local clergy, liaisons, and congregational members. Interns will also have the opportunity to work on various grants including place-based population health management and eliminating breast cancer disparities. Before starting the internship, students must provide verification of the following: TB skin testing within the last 12 months; proof of MMR vaccination; Varicella titer; proof of Hepatitis B vaccination or executed Hepatitis B statement; proof of influenza vaccination; clear criminal background check (within 12 months) and drug panel (within 30 days); and HIPAA certification. All tests, checks, certifications,and immunizations will be at the student′s expense. (The drug panel and background check is approximately $85; HIPAA certification is $15.)

MIFA Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program: Interns become certified LTC ombudsman, which qualifies them to act as advocates for residents of long-term care facilities.

New Hope Urban Farm: Interns will work with children at an Urban Farm at New Hope elementary school in Frazier.

Urban Child Institute: Interns will work on program development and implementation related to childhood health and education.

 

URBAN STUDIES
Requires Dr. Elizabeth Thomas’ signature on internship application; Urban Studies 460 qualifies for F11 credit

Bartlett Area Chamber of Commerce Economic Development: Assist in gathering pertinent data (economic, demographic, industrial, etc.) that is used in marketing the community as well as strategic planning; assist in identifying relevant issues (political, workforces, housing, etc.) that could have an impact on the community; attend selected BACC events.

Boys & Girls Club: Intern will be immersed in the world of youth development. This position will help plan and help promote a positive safe environment for kids through the facilitation of special programs and events including, but not limited to the following programs; Smart Moves, Street Smarts, Power Hour Club, Torch and Keystone Club, Skill Tech, Triple Play, Sports, Fitness and Arts & Crafts. Must complete a background check and be willing to participate in random drug screenings.

Caritas Village:

Community LIFT:

Church Health Center: A variety of placements working in a faith-based community health provider that offers clinical and wellness services for the working uninsured.

Common Ground Memphis: Participate in all aspects of the initiative attending meetings, develop marketing strategies using social networking sites and local blogs, assist with recruitment of participants. Common Ground is a committee to have discussions regarding race relations in Memphis.

Community Development Council: Work specifically with the Coalition for Livable Communities; attend meetings and take minutes; contact neighborhood associations; coordinate at smart growth presentation/evaluation of different neighborhood associations; create promotional brochures.

Crosstown Collaborative:

Crosstown Arts:

Freedom Preparatory Academy: Assist in the development and implementation of all aspects of building Freedom Preparatory Academy (a 6-12 charter school) including student recruitment, community outreach, event planning, logistics, hiring, and community meetings. Must have strong oral communication skills, writing and research skills and demonstrate the ability to manage multiple tasks.

Memphis City Mayor, AC Wharton: Assist with planning and economic development issues; projects may vary pending interest of student and current projects.

Livable Memphis: Livable Memphis is a sustainable development organization based in Midtown and dedicated to a variety of community development projects throughout the greater Memphis area. Responsibilities may include communications, writing, research, and potentially event planning.

One Memphis Mayor: The One Memphis program is part of the nation-wide mayoral initiative Cities of Service, with the goal to increase impact volunteerism to help alleviate some of Memphis’ most pressing challenges. The internship provides a student the opportunity to work closely with Mayor Wharton’s office, various non-profits in the city as well as the Bloomberg Foundation in New York City. (Available spring semester only. Interns must agree to complete the spring academic internship as well as a paid summer fellowship then a 10 hour/week fall community service work study position.)

Memphis Family Shelter: Work with homeless children or families who reside at the Memphis Family Shelter.

Mid-South Peace & Justice Center: An interracial organization dedicated to nonviolent education, advocacy, and action for local and global peace and justice issues. Interns may assist with several projects including Peace Committee, Community Gardens in Orange Mound ( a low income neighborhood), Global Goods Store (Fair Trade), and/or Memphis Living Wage Coalition.

Mid-South Peace & Justice Center, Business Development Intern: Intern will work closely with members of Homeless Organizing for Power and Equality to develop, implement, and monitor/improve upon long-term business strategy for the Street Wise Ink Screen-printing Co-operative.  Intern will develop an understanding of screen-printing production process, do market research and analysis, and evaluate the business model to adapt as needed.

MIFA Handyman Program: Work with an interracial organization dedicated to nonviolent education, advocacy, and action for local and global peace and justice issues. Interns may assist with several projects including the Peace Committee, community gardens in Orange Mound (a low-income neighborhood), Global Goods Store (Fair Trade), and/or Memphis Living Wage Coalition.

Overton Park Conservancy:

Perea Pre-School: Assist with pre-school program for children from low-income families.

Refugee Empowerment: Assist staff in developing effective ways to empower refugees in Memphis; assist in an after-school tutoring program; assist with ELL program for refugee adults; assist in researching, developing and writing grants; research refugee rights.

Shelby County Criminal Justice: Perform policy research that examines problems in the criminal justice system.

Shelby County Mayor’s Office: Research and track Shelby County legislation through the legislative process; work on legal issues concerning education and economic growth in the county.

Shelby County Public Defender: Assist attorneys in court and with clients; prepare paperwork for cases; assist in specialized courts such as drug courts.

United Housing, Inc. (UHI) Housing Development: Work with a nonprofit affordable housing agency that serves the City of Memphis and Shelby County Tennessee. United Housing targets its services to families who are underserved by the traditional home ownership industry. United Housing works to support the revitalization of Memphis neighborhoods through the provision of construction services, home buyer education and counseling and affordable lending products to low-to-moderate income, first-time home buyers.

UrbanArt Commission: The mission of UAC is to enhance and elevate the quality of life in Memphis and Shelby County by promoting and facilitating public art and urban design. Responsibilities include administrative duties, assisting in reach and development projects, and supporting advocacy efforts.

VECA CDC: Located near campus, assist VECA with current projects. The internship can involve a variety of projects including working on tangible projects, such as home ownership counseling, and working on grassroots activities such as block clubs and the neighborhood newsletter.