Every four years, thousands of athletes from around the world gather to compete in the summer Olympic Games. This year, fourteen journalism students from the University of Memphis are invited to the most prestigious of all multi-sport international competitions, as interns for the Rio 2016 Organizing Committee. This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity that will allow them to network with professionals from around the world!
For the first time ever, the University of Memphis will be represented within an Olympics Organizing Committee!
Our students will be a voice from the Olympics to the world. They will be integrated into the Rio 2016 Organizing Committee’s workforce program serving as junior reporters for the Olympic News Service (ONS), which acts as a newswire service during the games.
The Department of Journalism and Strategic Media believes in providing students an international perspective as part of their education, and any unused funds will benefit future study abroad trips such as our annual program to Germany.
Call to action:
The university worked to provide housing, some meals and visas to all students, as well as part of the airfare for most participating students via scholarships from the study abroad office. But this competitive program will still cost each student $2,550 on top of tuition. That is why we are seeking your support. Help University of Memphis students make their Olympic dream a reality!
Thank you! Expect some email updates about the campaign and the trip between now and the end of August!
Thank you for donating! We will email you a photo from Rio taken by the students in addition to the email updates.
Thanks for your contribution! We will email you a picture that will include a personalized message to you (and of course you get the previous perks too).
Thank you for your donation! At this level, we will post a social media shout out to you (on either Twitter or Facebook) from Rio with a “personalized” picture (and of course you get the previous perks too).
Thank you for your gift! We will email you ten pictures from Rio and the Olympics! (And of course you get the previous perks too).
Thank you for your donation! Expect a video postcard from Rio shot and edited by us in your inbox in August. And of course, you get the previous perks as well.
"Obrigado" as they say in Brazil! In addition to all the previous perks, you will be invited to campus to meet the students so they can thank you in person for your generous contribution.
Thank you so much for your gift!! In addition to the perks above, you will receive a University of Memphis flag framed in a decorative box with a certificate... And before sending it to you, we will fly it in your honor on campus!