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MUSC 460: Internship

Term: Spring Fall

Credits: 1-4

Degree Requirements: F11

The internship program provides an experiential approach to the learning process and affords music students the opportunity to work in
regional music organizations for academic credit (Memphis Opera, Memphis Symphony Orchestra, Church music programs, Memphis
Playhouse, and the like). Internship placements are designed to complement learning goals and career plans by allowing the student to
apply theoretical principles and skills learned in the traditional classroom. Placements are arranged by the Director of Career Services
and work schedules are arranged by the student and on-site supervisor(s). Typically students work on specific projects related to their
career interest and compatible with the goals and interests of the sponsoring organization. Other requirements of the internship include
submission of a resume and application, interview with the on-site supervisor, participation in classroom seminars which focus on longterm
career planning and job search skills, completion of written self-assessment assignments, and the like. Internships are available to
second-semester junior and senior music majors with possible availability to majors from other departments. Arrangements for
internships are made the semester prior to the actual experience. Under special circumstances, the number of credit hours may vary from
1-4, but under no circumstances will more than 8 credits be allowed to count toward the credits required for graduation.

Prerequisites: none.