The MUFP is a year-round initiative that offers local college students the opportunity to intern with various divisions of the City of Memphis Government. Our mission is to develop the City of Memphis leaders and change agents of tomorrow by enhancing the interaction of area college students with the City. This is an unpaid internship with an opportunity to gain experience and greatly expand your network while earning college credit hours. The Urban Fellows interns complete projects proposed by division directors, which has a twofold benefit: the City of Memphis gets assistance and input on the pressing issues facing government and the Urban Fellows get firsthand experience in helping shape a more improved and efficient government. Past projects have included advice from students on the Project Management of the Administrative Professionals Day Program to the Cities of Service (onememphis.org) for Memphis.
Since 2011, over 100 students from various educational institutions have interned as an Urban Fellow in the City of Memphis Government Divisions. A diverse population of students have been mentored by executives in City Government.
Registration for Summer Term:
May 12th – June 6th for Summer Term
(Summer Session is from June 30 – August 28, 2014)
Interested students should apply online at www.memphistn.gov. You must select “Career Opportunities” and follow the prompts to “Register” to proceed with the Urban Fellows application.
Also, as a “summer session” Urban Fellow, you are invited to participate in The New Memphis Institutes’ Summer Experience. All you need to do is register at the following link: http://newmemphis.force.com/summerexperienceform. Once registered, you will receive an email confirmation and will receive further information regarding the schedule of events.
Here’s a video from some past students: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wd6M29DGFo4