Thursday, February 5, 2015

PAID Summer Internships

There is a myth that assumes that internship opportunities are unpaid.
Please find some examples below of available internship opportunities for current students.
I advise ALL students to look into all and opportunities they have to gain experience whether it be through a job, internship position, or volunteering.

Do not come out of school with a degree and no experience and then complain about not being able to find a career.

And, if you saying to yourself, "I'm not looking for a temporary internship I need a job" then you may want to consider an internship as a way to get your foot into the door of a great company!
I was a summer intern before I was hired permanently at the company for which I now work.

Also, many of the companies listed below are not only hiring for internships but for full-time positions as well. So check the sites out...

FedEx is hiring NOW for summer interns. These positions are very competitive (with very competitive salaries), so it is advised that you review your resume very closely and use keywords from the job descriptions to get employer's attention. Contact if you need your resume created, reviewed, or modified.

Lender Processing Services (LPS) is hiring a student intern that will support the total sales functions for a large organization (group level) including the roll-ups from Sales Support Specialists.

ATT is hiring for their Emerging Technologies Internship.

Ajilion is hiring for a number of internship positions (including Payroll Clerk, Administrative Assistant, and Business Analyst. Email with your resume or to inquire about more open positions.

St. Jude is hiring for several Communications interns.

Cummins is looking for an Engineering intern. ($15/hr)

TruGreen is hiring for a Process Engineering intern.

AroundCampus is hiring for sales, marketing, and production interns. I have interned with University Directories before doing business sales for the University of Memphis directory. It got me a free trip to the North Carolina headquarters for a week long training. I met some AMAZING people who are still friends to this day, and I got some great sales experience, although it was during that summer I found that sales was NOT for me. :-)

Barnhart Crane and Rigging is hiring for an engineering internship that is full time and comes with full benefits such as 401K with employer match. Pretty sweet!

Check out for paid business professional internships overseas!

Check out for paid internships with startup companies!

Also consider visiting for unpaid positions related to non-profit work, volunteering, and even some cool gigs in advancing technology such as solar power!

Look to for more career opportunities as well as average salary amounts for positions (so you are empowered to negotiate)!

Also look into to find reviews on popular internship opportunities (so you know what you are getting yourself into).

Other sites to consider:
[U of M Academic Internships] ...  [PaidInternships]
[Opportunities with the City of Memphis] ... [Internmatch


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