Finding an Internship
If you’re not quite sure where you want to intern or which career field you would like to gain exposure to, you can make an appointment with a career center exploratory advisor to help you explore and clarify your skills, values, and interests.
Once you start searching you want to:
- Respond to posted opportunities
- Research and contact potential employers directly
- Establish and use a network of professionals, friends, family, faculty, and alumni
If you have a general idea of your internship preferences, you can:
- Learn about potential internships or research opportunities through networking
- Create or update your resume, cover letter, or other documents to begin applying for internships
Online Resources for Your Search
Handshake – Provides you with a place to find internship opportunities based on your career interests and goals. Discover when employers come to campus for informational sessions and/or interviews. Connect with alumni to network and attend programming in your field of interest.
College and Departmental Internship Programs – Lists both programs and department-specific resources.
Researching Employers – Information from River Campus Libraries to help you find employers of interest and prepare for interviews.