An internship is a form of experiential learning that integrates knowledge and theory learned in the classroom with practical application and skills development in a professional setting. A good internship allows you to gain valuable experience while also growing your professional network. Check out these tools, information, and resources to find and land the internship that’s right for you.
When it comes to searching for an internship, it’s important to understand each phase of the search process so you’re able to explore, apply, and interview for an incredible opportunity. The Knowlton Center has many resources that will help guide you throughout the entire internship search, application, and interview process. So make an appointment to talk about your internship plans with a coach. In the meantime, here is some Internship Search Advice from our Coaches:
- Keep an open mind when searching for positions
- This will not be your forever career path–you will change jobs/industries within 2-4 years.
- There are internship search strategies and tips but there is no BIG SECRET
- Be prepared to apply to many, many internships. Applying for 3 internships and hoping for the best is not a solid strategy!
- Only using LinkedIn’s “quick apply” will not get results
WHERE TO SEARCH FOR INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES
It’s important to take a multifaceted approach when searching for internship opportunities. There are many ways in which students can obtain an internship, so be sure to use multiple resources throughout your search process to ensure you find opportunities that will provide the best possible internship experience. Here are some common resources you can use to search for internships.
|General Internship Search Sites||Specialized Sites (examples)||Other Tools|
|Handshake||Teamwork Online||Faculty and Academic Departments|
|Idealist||Personal Friends and Family Network|
|Career Shift (use your Denison ID for access!)||Green Jobs||LinkedIn Network|
|Indeed||Media Bistro||Individual Company Pages|
|WayUp||USA Jobs||Professional Organization Websites|
|Goin’Global (use your Denison ID for access!)||StemUndergrads.gov||LinkedIn Group Pages|
|Internships.com||*Visit Career Community Pages for more!|
|Knowlton Connect Career Digest (Set your preferences!) Sent every Wednesday at 7 pm with featured internships!|