The EMS internship program gives high school juniors and seniors an opportunity to explore their interests, gain confidence and learn about career paths. Placements within the school itself have given students the opportunity to explore interests in:

  • information technology
  • marketing and communications
  • fundraising
  • elementary education

In the broader community, placement opportunities include:

  • financial institutions
  • architectural firms
  • physical therapy practices
  • several locations within James Madison University
  • a mechanical engineering firm
  • an aviation operation

A student experience

Caroline Young ’22 had two placements at James Madison University. Her first was a sports marketing internship and her second placement was with strength and conditioning for men’s and women’s basketball at the university’s Atlantic Union Bank Center.

“My experience has connected me with my future plans… before this internship I was hesitate about college and had no idea what I wanted to do. Now I am so excited for college, and know exactly what I want to do!”

Caroline Young '22, JMU internship

Jennifer Young coordinates the program. She is always exploring new opportunities for EMS interns. Potential placement hosts can reach out to Young with questions and to express interest by contacting her directly, or completing this simple form.

“My hope is that the experience is worthwhile not only for the student, but also for the host organization,” she says.