Internships

Thanks to the fact that each year, 75 percent of Rhodes students complete internships throughout Memphis, the college considers the city an extension of the campus. Students apply their classroom knowledge to such areas as business, finance, health care, or nonprofits and in return, gain real-world experience from top-notch mentors.

Rhodes also helps students connect with internships across the country and even overseas. Our students have worked for the U.S. Department of Commerce in France and Croatia, taught English through nonprofit organizations in Cambodia, and helped a U.S. firm set up operations in China.

Alumni, who are active members of the Rhodes community, provide some of our best internship opportunities. They often serve as internship sponsors and mentors, and help students build a network of professional contacts. We have Rhodes alumni chapters across the country in cities such as Chicago, Houston, New York, New Orleans, Dallas, Atlanta, San Francisco, and Washington, D.C.

What follows is a sampling of recent student opportunities:

  • Action News 5, News & Sports
  • Baptist Memorial Hospital, Human Resources
  • Boys & Girls Club, Marketing and Communications
  • Buckeye Technology, Accounting
  • Campbell Clinic, Orthopedics
  • FedEx, Innovation Analyst
  • Greater Memphis Chamber, Research & Marketing
  • International Paper, Strategic Planning
  • Leadership Memphis, Communications
  • LeBonheur Children’s Medical Center, Community HIV Network
  • Make-a-Wish Foundation of the Mid-South, Communications
  • Memphis Brooks Museum of Art, Communications
  • Memphis City Council, Communications
  • Memphis Public Library and Information Center, Social Media
  • Memphis Child Advocacy Center
  • Memphis Music Foundation
  • Memphis Office of the Mayor
  • Memphis & Shelby County Film Commission, Project Specialist
  • Memphis & Shelby County Office of Economic Development
  • Memphis Symphony Orchestra, Public Relations
  • Memphis Zoo
  • Methodist Healthcare, Physician Alignment Strategy
  • Mid-South Peace & Justice Center
  • Office of U.S. Congressman Stephen Fincher (R) 
  • Office of U.S. Congressman Steve Cohen (D)
  • Office of U.S. Senator Bob Corker (R)
  • Office of U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander (R) 
  • Opera Memphis, Communications
  • Overton Park Conservancy
  • St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Epidemiology and Cancer Control
  • Shelby County Mayor’s Office
  • Shelby County Public Defender’s Office
  • Shelby Farms Park Conservancy
  • STAX Museum of American Soul Music
  • U.S. Attorney’s Office, Pre-Law
  • U.S. Department of Commerce/U.S. Export Assistance Center, Trade Assistant
  • United Way of the Mid-South, Early Childhood Development
  • UrbanArt Commission, Marketing
  • Urban Child Institute
  • Women’s Foundation for a Greater Memphis, Grants & Programs
  • YWCA Abused Women’s Services

Rhodes Student Associate Program (RSAP)
The Rhodes Student Associate Program (RSAP) connects students to stimulating and important campus employment through which they can take on challenging projects and start exploring different career interests. At last count, there were 100+ RSAP positions available in more than 40 different offices and departments — and more are being added all the time. Students who are selected for RSAP positions can earn up to $4,500 a year.