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The Department of English, in conjunction with Rhodes Career Services office, sponsors a number of internships. Internships offer an excellent opportunity to observe and participate in a workplace environment. Such experiences allow students to explore various career options as they decide how they will apply themselves after graduation. More information about internships is available through Career Services, Burrow Hall RM 105.

Requires Professor Gordon Bigelow's signature on internship application. English 460 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.

ALSAC, PR Intern: Requires an independent application; please apply directly to ALSAC. To view a list of current offerings at ALSAC, go to: You must register through Rhodes for academic credit once the internship has been approved by ALSAC.

Alzheimer’s & Dementia Services, Social Media Intern: The Social Media/Marketing Intern is responsible for the development and maintenance of Alzheimer’s & Dementia Services of Memphis, Inc. key social media channels. The intern will also research to find articles, stories or other content that is relevant in a manner that invites conversation as well as develop and maintain an email newsletter.

At Home Memphis Magazine, Editorial Intern: Assist editorial staff; help edit articles and create titles/subtitles; write various articles; gather research information about various subjects and places for editorial content; contact various P.R. representatives and request information and high resolution photographs. 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.

Ballet on Wheels Dance School & Company: Develop competencies specific to non profits in market planning and business writing; Write and submit press releases to local news media (online/print); write business letters for sponsorship requests and other written communications for dance company events; Writes/edits branding school and communication material, as need be; develops and coordinates event campaigns for spring community dance events.

BLDG Memphis: BLDG 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.

Church Health Center: Requires an independent online application; please apply directly to the Church Health Center. To view a list of current offerings, go to: You must register through Rhodes for academic credit once the internship has been approved by the Church Health Center.

Crosstown Arts: The mission of Crosstown Arts is to further cultivate the creative community in Memphis by providing resources and opportunities to inspire and support diverse and far-reaching audiences. Crosstown Arts manages a variety of spaces and programs within Crosstown Concourse that integrate exhibition, performance, production, retail and education. This commitment to collective vision, collaboration and sharing of resources unites the programming, spaces, tenants and services of Crosstown Arts and Crosstown Concourse and ultimately benefits the neighboring community and the city at large. The student intern will have responsibilities in administration, production, and management. The experience may be customized to align with the student’s interests.

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 and researching the best practices for independent school websites, assessing GSL school Facebook page, etc. Requirements for this internship include: Excellent writing skills, strong knowledge of Facebook, social networking, and online communication tools, and high proficiency with Microsoft Word and Excel.

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 email newsletters, and participate in special events.

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 Brand Initiative, Communications Intern: MBI leads a concerted effort to bring the best techniques in digital, marketing, and communications together to bolster Memphis’ reputation on a local, national, and international level. Communications interns will develop real world writing skills by assisting with the creation of various communications copy including writing updates to one sheets, editing existing MBI documents, and writing articles for the blog. Interns will accompany the Communications Specialist to local information meetings and gain experience on interviewing for PR purposes, question asking, and networking. Additional duties will include monitoring of we Are Memphis social media profiles and overall Memphis digital ecosystem to support brand work.

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 & 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 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.

Memphis Urban Television 1 (MUTV1), Film Video Intern: The mission of MUTV1 is to strengthen the African American Community by using public access tv to: facilitate the sharing of information, enhance community dialogue, encourage individual and artistic expression, create an awareness of local interests, and promote community involvement. The film-video intern will be able to leave the program prepared to work as writers, producers, directors, cinematographers, sound designers and editors, and apply their education to mainstream entertainment.

National Civil Rights Museum, Communications Intern: Perform media-related duties such as write media releases and alerts, manage media at events, track coverage; Raise brand awareness to convert online visitors to onsite guests, donors or volunteers; Maintain top-of-mind awareness and strong social media presence that encourages audiences to learn about civil rights history and open dialogue on current issues; Conduct online searches, extrapolate information from museum exhibits, learn history, and manage content that encourages museum visits, visitor reviews and create an engaging digital presence; Conduct comparison analysis of communication channels to capture younger museum audience; Develop promotional strategy for online retail store; Develop newsletter articles and internal communications; Learn email marketing software and media monitoring services, website and social media aggregate tools.

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

One Step Initiative, Copywriting Intern: One Step Initiative (OSI) aims to bring global education opportunities to the nation's most underserved high school students. Our vision is to be the number one study abroad provider in inner city high school education- granting students the experience of interacting & learning in an international environment beyond socioeconomic barriers. The intern will: Develop content for and manage social media channels (including but not limited to Facebook, Twitter and Instagram); Draft event and program press releases; Develop and draft blog content; Assist in the updating of the information on the organization’s website; Maintain email contact lists and assist in designing email templates.

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.

Planned Parenthood, Communications Intern: The Communications Intern will assist the External Affairs department with various duties related to social media, public relations, and media. Assignments may involve updating media lists, pulling together media folders, organizing public relations pitches, and curating posts on social media. Knowledge of blogging and social media and an interest in progressive politics is preferred. Must be willing to consent to a background check.

River Front Development Corporation, Recreational Programming Intern: The Recreational Programming intern is responsible for assisting in the planning and implementation of activities and events for youth and adults. In addition, the intern will update the RDC’s social media accounts. Programing areas include: Beale Street Landing, Riverfront Bar & Grill, and the ten riverfront parks. Separate application required. Email for details.

RiverKings, Media Relations Intern: The intern will write nightly Game Notes, write feature stories for publication on and new monthly game night magazine, pitch story ideas for, game night magazine and local media, interview players and coaches for intermission interviews, participate in weekend community development appearances, and assist with the running of all RiverKings social media platforms and website.

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 PR firm.

Southern Bride Magazine: Intern will be involved with fashion, writing, blogging, and updating social media. The intern should be proficient in Microsoft Office and have knowledge of Adobe.

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.

Style Blueprint: The Style Blueprint intern would assist in conducting research for articles, taking photographs for articles and writing articles, as well as assisting with some administrative duties, such as loading image files or delivering items to client.

The Testimony Project, Social Media Intern: The social media/communications intern’s primary responsibilities will include: Updating The Testimony Project DC’s social media accounts, posting/tweeting/regularly; Reaching out to other advocates and other community organizations re: about the possibility of working together or community partnerships; Help coordinate scheduling for filming with our participants; Work with founders to devise a successful recruitment strategy for participants; Helping founders work on developing a fundraising strategy; Serving as a campus ambassador for the project; Helping develop and implement a community outreach strategy with founders.

True Story Pictures, Communications Intern: Add, update, and manage listings for national, regional, state, and local agencies, providers, and nonprofit organizations that work in the context of juvenile justice, youth and families, and criminal justice reform. Work with partners like the National Juvenile Justice Network to identify gaps within regions of particular interest. Transcribe audio interviews with individuals who’ve had personal contact with the juvenile justice system. Post interviews and photos in the “stories” section of website. Provide outreach coordination and scheduling support to individuals who want to record their stories. Manage social media content. Identify, schedule and share articles of interest on our FB and Twitter pages. Post project news and notices when new stories have been added to website. Promote events and spur audience engagement. Track social media analytics with monthly reports (likes/followers, mentions, top posts, profile visits, impressions).

Yes! Study Abroad, Communications and Social Media Intern: Assist in the creation of a communications plan to publicize content with the goal to convert social media fans into website subscribers; Manage social media content and publishing according to communications plan; Assess post metrics and tweak communications plan accordingly; Assist in the distribution or delivery of marketing materials; Assist with fulfillment of marketing offers; Create content specifically focused on addressing study abroad pain points or detailing the benefits and usefulness of studying abroad; Act as an ambassador for Yes! Study Abroad via word-of-mouth and personal social media presence.