Internship Search Tips & Tricks

While there are many internship opportunities available to you, there may only be a few that are a good fit. When searching for internships, we encourage you to consider the following to make sure you find the internship that best fits you

Before you start your internship, you must go through the application process, which requires a resume and an interview at the least. You can begin working on this now so that when you find the right internship you are ready to apply.

Come to the Career Center for Same-Day Career Advising to review your resume and receive career advice as you prepare for your internship.
Would you like to intern with a large company or a small company?

Would you like to find an internship locally or go away during a break?

Are you open to an unpaid opportunity that will provide you with valuable experience?

Have you considered an on-campus internship?

Think about factors that may influence where you see yourself working and use those important things to narrow down your search.
The Career Center strongly encourages students to begin their search for internships early. We are here and happy to assist you with your internship search and other components of the application process, such as resume critiques and developing strong interview skills. Come meet with us during our Same-Day Advising hours to begin your internship search!

Are you a junior or senior? Meet with your Career Center College Liaison too! While all students can meet with a Liaison, we especially encourage juniors and seniors to meet with your Career Center College Liaison to discuss your journey to career readiness as you approach graduation. Liaisons are a great resource for you to learn about internship and job opportunities for your major and how to best prepare for them. There are Career Center College Liaisons in the following colleges:
  • Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters
  • College of Business
  • College for Design & Social Inquiry
  • College of Engineering & Computer Science
  • Charles E. Schmidt College of Science

Set up an appointment on Handshake to meet with your Career Center College Liaison today.

Click here for a list of international internships. Once you have found an opportunity you are interested in, or would like to discuss what other opportunities are available, set up an appointment on to meet with an Internship Specialist to further discuss.

 Last Modified 1/22/19