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Where to Find Internships

Last updated April 16, 2024

If you're looking for a way to gain work experience for your resume or college applications, why not consider an internship? Internships offer valuable hands-on work experience in a variety of different professions and fields to help people learn and make valuable connections. If you're considering looking for an internship, here are a few great places to start your search!

Second Day

Second Day has a hiring platform focused on making social impact jobs accessible to more diverse communities of young talent. They want to build a future generation of nonprofit CEOs, social entrepreneurs, change makers, and activists who reflect the communities they serve. They host internships and fellowships all year long!

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Handshake is a popular platform for college students to search for jobs and internships. What makes Handshake unique is that you can connect directly with companies to find an internship or job, receive messages from employers, and connect with alumni from your school who work at a company you may be interested in. Handshake is a fully gated platform, which means you have to sign up first to see what jobs and internships are available. And though it is free to use, Handshake is exclusively for college students and recent college graduates, so you must have a college email address to sign up. Once you are in, complete your profile for personalized job and internship recommendations.

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If you have a passion for making an impact in your community then Idealist is the perfect place to search for internships. Idealist is a job, internship, and volunteer platform that is exclusively for those interested in the nonprofit and social services sector. No sign up is required, but you have the option to create a free profile so you can save the opportunities you're interested in. When you are ready to search for internships, just type in your city and browse the opportunities in your area.

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WayUp is a job and internship platform for college students and recent graduates to search for job and internship opportunities, access career advice, and connect directly with top employers. Similarly to Handshake, WayUp is a gated platform, so you must register and complete a profile before viewing internship and job opportunities. Having a college email address is NOT a requirement, so anyone can sign up. Once your profile is complete, you will have access to a dashboard of jobs and internships, where you’ll see opportunities that match your profile.

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Your school’s career center

If you're a college student, be sure to check out your campus career center. In addition to helping you with fine-tuning your resume and helping you prepare for job interviews, many college career centers have great online job and internship boards where you can search for opportunities based on your major or areas of interest. Additionally, career centers have relationships with employers and often know of internship and job opportunities that may be available exclusively for students at your school.

Through your network

Your network is a great place to start your search! Reach out to old coworkers, supervisors, and managers to let them know you're interested in finding an internship. They may know of an opportunity that could be a great fit for you! You can also tap into your academic connections in college. For example, if you are looking for an internship in media or journalism, you can reach out to your school’s yearbook or student newspaper advisor to see if they have any helpful connections. Once you are connected with someone who works in your desired industry, you can set up an informational interview to learn more about their profession and any opportunities they may be aware of.

Have any questions about finding an internship? Text #Jobs to 33-55-77 to chat with one of our advisors. If you're using a mobile device, click here to have the text message set up for you!

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