After writing my blog post on Internships as a pathway to successful navigation from College to Career, my business partner, Kevaughn Isaacs, asked me to include a database of Internship resources to help interested students find gainful internships online. So I looked up a few links on some websites, and decided to share some of them.
However, in searching for internships, a student’s first reference point should be the College’s Career Services Center. This is because your College Career Center usually knows of internship opportunities from Companies and Organizations that hire from your College. Employers are also allowed to post openings onto a College career’s webpage, which might not even be on their website. So check them out.
Industryplug.com: This one is missing from the list below so I added it. I know about it because Mr Isaacs found his Warner Bros Internship on their website while in College, and interned with Warner Bros for two years. Their internship opportunities are in the entertainment industry. Check it out
Most others are listed below. Please explore and let me know if you secure an internship from any of them.
Chike Ukaegbu’s email: email@example.com
interninc — aims to be Facebook meets LinkedIn for students, employers, and universities — connecting them via a social networking platform. Students need to register with the site to enable searching for internships, as well as finding social connections and career advice. No cost to job-seekers.
InternJobs.com — a national database of internships for students and recent grads. Job-seekers can search the internship database by keywords or locations and can post a resume online. Free. Part of the AboutJobs.com network.
Internweb.com — where college students seeking internships in a variety of career fields across the U.S. can search for internship listings, as well as find many useful resources, including internship-related articles and career tools. Registration required to search for internships. Free.
Urban Interns — an online marketplace that connects high-growth companies with candidates seeking internships, part-time jobs, freelance work, and contract positions in handful of major U.S. cities (but also includes virtual work). Search for jobs (by location, tasks, industries, availability) and post your profile. Basic job-seeker profile is no-cost, but you can pay for premium service, which includes an enhanced listing.
After College — a job and internship site for college students and recent college grads. Post your resume or search for job openings (by job type, industry, type of work, location, and keyword). Also includes some basic career resources. Free to job-seekers.
BanyanLink — a job, networking, and career site aimed at current students to recent grads, offering listings for internships and entry-level positions. Develop your personal brochure, your personal marketing plan, so that interested organizations find you. Many other career features also available. No cost to visitors.
bigapplehead — where college students and recent college grads can search for all types of jobs and internships in the New York metro area (including New Jersey and Philadelphia) as well as post your resume. Also expanding into Boston and Washington, D.C. markets. Also includes an online forum to network with other users as well as a job-matching agent. Free to job-seekers.
College Central — a great place for college students and grads to begin your job and internship searches. You can post your resume, search for jobs and internships, find job fairs, and get expert job and career advice. Includes megajobs search engine. Free to job-seekers.
externs.com — an internship site for college students, where you can browse for both traditional and virtual internships. With a virtual internship, you work in a remote location (dorm room?) for the employer. No cost to job-seekers.
GetThatGig.com — where young job-seekers (16-21) can find cool summer jobs and internships, as well as learn about extraordinary career paths in all types of industries, from entertainment and education to healthcare and marketing — and many others. Search for jobs or post your resume. Free to job-seekers.
Global Experiences — an international education programs provider, specializing in international internships and work experience abroad, summer internships, fashion internships abroad, volunteer programs, teaching English as a second language, foreign language training, and similar programs. Fee-Based.
Groupereye — an interesting site for college students and recent grads, in which you can enter company-sponsored case competitions (prizes, networking, internships), as well as search for internships and entry-level positions. No cost to job-seekers.
How to Find a Summer Job — a strong how-to guide for finding internships and summer jobs from the Career Services Office of Trinity College. The key tip: start as early as possible to get the best opportunities.
iHipo — a combination of social network and job site, iHipo provides young professionals and students the ability to browse through hundreds of international job and internship postings, post a profile, and develop contacts. iHipo stands for international High Potential network. No cost to job-seekers.
Institute for Experiential Learning: Internships in Washington, D.C. — search the database to find vital information on all about academic internships — mostly in government — in the Washington, D.C. area.
Intern Abroad — a great source for international internships. Students can search for paid and volunteer, academic and non-academic internships, as well as college credit practical training programs around the world. From GoAbroad.com. Free.
InternshipPrograms.com — where internship-seekers can browse an internship database for possibilities and apply for those of interest directly from this site. Internship categories include: advertising/marketing/PR, journalism and communications, government agencies, sports teams and organizations, law firms, and others. From WetFeet.com.
Internships.com — regionally focused and regularly updated guides about internships and part-time, career-related positions in the private, non-profit and government sectors. Major cities and states. Cost: $7.95 per guide.
Internships Down Under — specializing in assisting students in finding internships in Australia and New Zealand. They also assist with visa applications, accommodations, flights, local bank accounts, and much more. Fee-based.
InternXchange — an internship site for college students, who you can post your profile (resume) and search for potential internships throughout the U.S. You must register before you can use any of the services. Free to job-seekers.
iTraineeship.com — where college students and recent graduates can find international experiences — international training programs, internships, and graduate business courses. Browse current listings by category. No cost to job-seekers.
Rising Star Internships — where college students can search for internships and/or post their resumes.
Snag A Job — a job sites for high school and college students looking for part-time, seasonal, or summer jobs. Search for a job by type of job or by location, and then apply online. Free to job-seekers.
Student Search System, Inc. — Specializes in finding internships and entry-level employment for college students and graduates.
SummerInternships.com — provides expensive internship options (mostly summer, but expanding into fall and spring) in about 20 locations across the world. The all-inclusive programs include guaranteed internship placement, housing, meal plan, 6 planned weekend activities to the best tourist attractions in the area, a weekly seminar series, and daily transportation to and from work. Fee-based.
SummerJobs.com — where summer job-seekers can search by keyword or location for summer jobs. A very nice resource.
University of Dreams Internship Program — offers fee-based ($5,500 and up) summer, spring, and fall internships for college students in 11 cities worldwide. Provides guaranteed internship placement, housing, meal plan, 6 planned weekend activities to local tourist attractions, a weekly seminar series, and daily transportation to and from work. Fee-based.
Washington Center for Internships and Academic Seminars — through its programs, students can earn academic credit while they gain practical experience, discover professional strengths and weaknesses, and evaluate career paths.*Above list is adopted from QuintCareers.com*
Other Resources from ASPA Internships include
The following is a collection of non-APSA internship programs and databases. Some are specifically targeted to minority students, undergraduates, etc. while others are general programs for any interested student.
College Board Online This site has several articles with links pointing to internship resources. Use the site’s search feature to search on “internships”.
Congressional Black Caucus Foundation Internships Congressional Black Caucus Foundation Internship programs bring the policy making process to life. The nation’s capital serves as the backdrop for our internship programs that offer personal, educational, and leadership development. Students leave our programs better prepared to meet the complex challenges facing current and future generations.
Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute Summer Internship The Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute Program focuses on increasing Hispanic Students’ awareness of the U.S. political system and enhancing their leadership skills.
DCInternships.org: The Fund for American Studies The Fund for American Studies was founded to help instill in young people an appreciation for the American form of government and the free enterprise system. TFAS sponsors institutes that teach college students about the principles and values upon which the United States was founded. Each institute offers classroom study, internships, and special events. Students in the summer are housed together at Georgetown University while the Capital Semester students live in a newly renovated intern residence building located on Capitol Hill.
Ford Motor Company/Congressional Hispanic Leadership Institute (CHLI) Leadership Program This program offers a unique internship experience for students to develop their personal, educational, and leadership skills. Opportunity for students to gain exposure to the inner workings of the United States Congress, Federal Government and Washington, D.C.-based think tanks and international institutions.
Hispanic Association of Colleges & Universities National Internship ProgramThis program offers internships to Hispanic Students who attend institutions that enroll significant numbers of Hispanic Students. Internships are offered in Washington D.C. as well as other locations throughout the country.
idealist.org Idealist is a project of Action Without Borders, a nonprofit organization founded in 1995 with offices in the United States and Argentina. Idealist is an interactive site where people and organizations can exchange resources and ideas, locate opportunities, including jobs and internships, and take steps toward building a world where all people can lead free and dignified lives.
Morris K. Udall Foundation Native American Summer Congressional Internship Program – This program is designed to provide Native American college students with experience in the legislative process, congressional matters, and governmental proceedings.
National Academy of Social Insurance – The National Academy of Social Insurance (NASI), a non-profit, nonpartisan organization made up of the nation’s leading experts on social insurance, is uniquely qualified to provide students with challenging internship opportunities. These are nationally competitive internships with a select number of placements made each year.
Public Policy and International Affairs Program (PPIA) Junior Summer Institutes – The PPIA Junior Summer Institutes (JSI) have been the hallmark of the PPIA Fellowship Program for over 20 years. JSI is an intensive seven-week summer program that focuses on preparing students for graduate programs in public and international affairs and careers as policy professionals, public administrators and other leadership roles in public service.
Public Policy Institute of California (PPIC)
RICHARD J. RIORDAN 2009 SUMMER INTERN PROGRAM
The Richard J. Riordan Summer Intern Program at PPIC provides an opportunity for undergraduate and graduate students interested in a public policy career to work in a policy research environment. Intern projects are proposed by PPIC researchers and designed around a specific set of tasks and deliverables that can be accomplished within the term of the internship.
Rising Star Internships – This website contains an extensive database of internship opportunities for students and is a place where they can post their resumes in order to secure internships.
The Washington Center – The Washington Center is a non-profit organization that helps locate internships on Capitol Hill and in the Washington D.C. area.
Washington Internship Institute – The Washington Internship Institute (WII) is a project of the Institute for Experiential Learning. The Institute for Experiential Learning (IEL), an educational nonprofit organization, is committed to individual development through excellence in experiential education. Active learning by participants, including disciplined reflection about individual goals, intercultural competence, and personal attention from IEL staff, are at the heart of IEL’s mission. They offer resources for obtaining internships in the public, private, and nonprofit sectors offer first-hand knowledge and practical experience for all majors.
You may use any search engine like Google.com to look for more opportunities. Good Luck with your Internship Search.
Sincerely, Chike Ukaegbu