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Eligibility and Application

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The Washington Internship Experience University of Mississippi students will have the opportunity to gain practical experience in the nation’s capital through the Washington Internship Experience (WIE), a program that integrates course work and internships every fall, spring and summer term for 15 students. Students select internships according to their areas of interest, such as government, the media, or a national institution in a variety of fields, federal agencies, and private industries. International relations, journalism, law, engineering, public relations, business, the arts, political science, pharmacy, accountancy and criminal justice are among the many specialties that students can pursue. The program is open to undergraduate and graduate students in all colleges and schools at UM.

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To be eligible for the University of Mississippi’s Washington Internship Experience, students must be enrolled full-time at Ole Miss as degree-seeking students. Students should be juniors or seniors at the time of their participation; second-semester sophomores may be considered under special circumstances. Preference is given to students with a minimum 3.0 grade point average. Participants should be highly motivated, reliable and adaptable. They must also possess strong written and oral communication skills.

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The selection process is competitive, and a completed application does not guarantee the applicant selection to the program. Applications not complete and in our offce by the due date will not be considered. Upon reviewing the application, a campus committee will select several candidates to be interviewed for the 15 positions available.

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Deadlines to apply to the program: Fall Semester, 2008 - Priority: May 1, 2008 Final: May 30, 2008 Spring Semester, 2009 - Priority: September 15, 2008 Final: September 26, 2008 Summer 2009 - Priority: January 31, 2009 Final: February 15, 2009

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and pay UM tuition. Students receiving financial aid application by 5 p.m. on the specified dueAdate to the dynamic, cosmopolitan According to one Washington source, in 2006, beautiful, city, Washington continue to do so while participating in the program. University 250,000 university graduates couldn’t find of Mississippi’s Washington Internship is often called the “City of Power” or “Capital of Appropriate adjustments are made to compensate for Experience Coordinator Mary Leach at 13 E.F. Yerby employment, and 18 percent of the ones who were the Free World.” Government, media, science and the increased cost of travel and living in Washington. Conference Center, of medicine, law, and the arts, among hired, were stuck with jobs below college-level. OverP.O. Box 879, The University technology, Housing is arranged by the program and charged Mississippi, University, 30 percent of graduates had to settle for positions that MS 38677. other fields, all find a home in our national’s capital. to each student’s University account. We make were not in their fields. Organizations of every sort have national offices every effort to ensure that no student will be denied Signed and completed application available www. in at Washington. The federal seat of government, the opportunity to participate in the Washington The explanation for this frustratingoutreach.olemiss.edu/washington_ problem can Washington is where public policy is made. If the internship program due to financial need. be traced to simple mathematics; there are more performing and visual arts are your interest, then Transcript: Attach a copy of your current official job seekers with college degrees than appropriate Washington is also a great city for you. From • Regular UMthe tuition and fees transcript. openings for the nation’s most qualified individuals. Kennedy Center for Performing to theapproximately National • Arts Housing: $3200 to $3600 Cover Letter/Letter of Introduction: In a one-page This imbalance has characterized the jobdescribe market how UM-WIE fits within Art Museums, every • Local transportation: $500 for Metro/bus pass and letter, yourGallery goals andand the Smithsonian experience. for the past ten years, and no sign of improvement kind of art is offered. occasional taxi Résumé: Attach a résumé which highlights your appears to be on the horizon. • Transportation to and from Washington, DC Washington attracts the best and brightest from education and experience. • Books and supplies: $300 across America. Whatever your chosen field, Personal Statement: In today’s global marketplace, employers can choose Attach a one-page statement which • Food: comparable to off-campus at UM Washington describes your interest in participating in the University is the city where the movers and shakers the most gifted candidates from anywhere on earth, of Mississippi’s Washington Internship Experience are tryingand out new ideas and searching fresh Aid Office will work with any The UMfor Financial and even graduate degrees no longer insure prime what you believe to be the benefits of yourtalent. participation. student who qualifies for financial aid to assure that positions. One old adage stills seems to be Sample: true: “you Writing Attach a copy of a 3 to 5-page writing the student has the best financial aid package possible. can’t get a job without experience, but you won’t assignment (i.e.gain essay, report, research paper, etc.) that should Academic Component Cost of the WIEnot prevent someone from applying to experience until you have a job.” you submitted as a course assignment, freeThe of marks the program. Participants take a Leadership Research Seminar as and/or grades from professors.

As a student in the Washington Internship Experience, you can: O Earn at least 12 hours of academic credit O Pay regular UM tuition and fees

O Continue to receive your financial aid while participating in the WIE

O Work approximately 32 hours per week in an internship

O Live with other program students in the nation’s capital O Connect with leaders in all fields

O Experience the art and culture of one of the world’s most exciting cities

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While in Washington, program participants remain Why You ShouldPlease Intern Why Washington, DC? fully registered University of Mississippi students submit the following as your completed

the cornerstone of the program; the Seminar carries or a The right internship can leadLetters to of Recommendation: Ask your advisor For students additional information, please contact: faculty member and two former employers3 to complete hours of credit. During Seminar, meet opportunities upon graduation. the reference form and return it to the University once a week to hear guest speakers from various Mary Leach, WIE Program Coordinator of Mississippi’s Washington Internship Experience areas of leadership, to discuss the of If a company or organization invests time and energy 13implications E.F. Yerby Conference Center Coordinator. their specific internship, to study methodology, to University of Mississippi in training you, employers will be tempted to hire P.O. Box 879, The Application Fee: The application fee is $50. This fee review bibliographic research, and to explore and you if you excel in the internship. An internship is and an will be charged to your University, MS 38677-0879 is not refundable Bursar record experiences through expository writing. opportunity to distinguish yourself account. from the Byaverage submitting this application, you understand Phone: (662) 915-7847 The Seminar college graduate, enrich your resume, thattest youan areinterest, obligated to pay this fee regardless of future is mandatory and is the core of each Fax: (662) 915-5138 student’s program of study. In addition to the weekly• Email: mleach@olemiss.edu circumstances. and get a head-start on your professional future. group meetings, the seminar also offers sectional www.outreach.olemiss.edu/washington_internship or individual tutorials. The internship itself carries To learn more about where you can apply for another 3 hours of credit. Using the vast resources internship positions, visit our website at available in the area, students will plan and execute a www.outreach.olemiss.edu/washington_internship. research project that culminates in a term paper that incorporates knowledge achieved through the entire Washington Internship Experience. Students also take an additional 3 to 9 hours of academic credit. These additional courses could be live courses taught by on site-faculty or adjunct professors; online courses are also available. Students will be enrolled for the internship course in their academic areas.


C) The following supporting materials should be sent directly to: Dr. Donald L. Dyer, Chair Department of Modern Languages The University of Mississippi P.O. Box 1848 University, MS 38677-1848 • Curriculum vitae • A statement of purpose and a summary of

PROGRAMS: The Master of Arts in Modern Languages

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laying a vital role in the liberal arts curriculum, the Department of Modern Languages offers superior instruction to undergraduates in eight foreign languages (Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish). Students with 30 hours of language study who wish to deepen their knowledge and perfect their language skills may pursue a Masters degree in either Modern Languages (with an emphasis in French, German or Spanish) or the Teaching of English as a Second Language (TESL). Through scholarship, industry, and perseverance students will attain the high level of professional and academic competence that the faculty in Modern Languages demonstrates. Students with the M.A. in Modern Languages or TESL will be ready for a variety of challenging and rewarding careers.

The Master of Arts degree requires, as a prerequisite, 30 hours (including high school credits) in the language which the student intends to emphasize (French, German, Spanish) or a total of 30 hours in two or three languages, ancient and/or modern, provided that there are at least 18 hours in the major language. In extraordinary cases this prerequisite may be modified. Two options to the degrees are available. One option requires 27 hours of graduate-level course work plus thesis in the major field, and a maximum of 9 hours in a minor field, subject to the approval of the department. The second option requires 36 hours of graduate-level course work, of which a minimum of 24 hours must be in the major field, and up to 12 hours in a minor field, subject to departmental approval.

The Master of Arts in TESL The Master of Arts in TESL requires, as a prerequisite, a B.A. (or the equivalent) and a basic knowledge of the fundamentals of Linguistics. LING 313, Introduction to Linguistics, is a deficit requirement for those who cannot document such background knowledge.

teaching, second or foreign language study, ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS travel or work abroad, and any other relevant information

A)Students applying to the M.A. program in • Three academic letters of recommendation TESL should submit the following materials to: • International students: If you did not take the

internet-based test, then you will need to show eviThe University of Mississippi Graduate School P.O. Box 1848, University, MS 38677 dence of oral proficiency in the language in which you choose to study, in the form of TSE scores or a • A complete graduate school application for tape recording containing spontaneous speech admission that can be found online at: http:// samples (e.g., telling us about yourself, about your www.olemiss.edu/depts/graduate_school/ plans for the future, etc.), and three samples of oral • One official transcript from each reading university/ from text. In the case of applicants to the college attended Master of Art in Modern Languages, an informal • A $25 application fee interview by phone with a faculty member will • Official test scores from the Graduate Record suffice. Examination (GRE) Deadline: Selection • International students must also submit their offi- for admission to the program occurs throughout the year. It is recommended that cial Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) you the application process 2-3 months scores (a minimum score of 550 forcomplete the paperprior to the based test, 213 for the computer-based test,semester or 80 in which you plan to enroll. for the internet-based test is preferred)

B) International students only:

A financial statement which certifies funds for educational and living expenses should be submitted to: International Programs Office, University of Mississippi, University, MS 38677.

For Further Information: Dr. Donald L. Dyer, Chair Department of Modern Languages The University of Mississippi P.O. Box 1848 University, MS 38677-1848 Telephone: (662) 915-7298 FAX: (662) 915-1086 e-mail: mldyer@olemiss.edu K. Zediker/Division of Outreach


The invitation to participate in JumpStart 2010 is extended to any student who has been admitted to the University as a freshman for the fall of 2010. This invitation is particularly attractive to students looking to lighten their course load in the fall, or who need to take a basic level course or prerequisite. The program includes activities and experiences that encourage students to interact with one another while learning to manage the freedom and independence of college life, and of course earning college credit! So why not get a JumpStart on your college career?

Interested? Check us out on the web at www.outreach.olemiss.edu/summer or email us at umsummer@olemiss.edu

Earn 6 credit hours that fulfill University • general education requirements. your course load for the fall semester. • Lighten Ask questions, seek answers, make • connections. Participate in small, informal classes designed • specifically for JumpStart. Become a University student, prepared to • succeed when the fall semester begins. • Discover what professors expect of students. Explore the campus, computer laboratories, • library resources, Writing Center, advising offices, recreations center, and local points of interest.

Live in a residence hall with other UM Jump• Start students. to manage free time and study hours. • Learn yourself. • Challenge • Build leadership and team-building skills. Make new friends and contacts both in your • major and on campus. 2010-11

The University of Mississippi JumpStart Division of Outreach P.O. Box 1848 University, MS 38677


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The Second Annual University of Mississippi Writing Competition for 7th-12th grade students

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