One of the most valuable experiences you can have as a student during the summer is an internship. An internship is a pre-professional experience that provides an opportunity to gain relevant knowledge and skills that you can use for the rest of you life. Having an internship can:
- show you what the “working world” is really like
- teach you specific vital skills like time management and computer skills
- help you choose a major
- inspire a possible career choice
- connect you with experienced people in the “working world” who can mentor you and give great advice
If you are interested in having a summer internship, there are many avenues to go about finding the internship right for you. According to Penny Lovetto, here is a list of websites you can research that may just have the ideal internship.
This site consists over 57,000 nonprofit and community organizations all over the world. There is a plethora of opportunities that exist for students who would like to intern, volunteer, or work in positions that are specifically involved in “giving back” and making a difference in the world.
2. Student Conservation Association (SCA)
This is a nonprofit organization that offers paid internship opportunities for students who are interested in environmental preservation. They have internships that last from 3-12 months, focusing mainly on providing hands-on conservation service opportunities to high school and college students who want to learn more about the world’s environment.
3. The Internship Series on Line
With over 2,800 organizations offering internships and summer jobs, this site provides all types of up to date information listed in all of the 14 publications issued by Internships-USA.
This site offers a variety of internship listings and also provides resources and advice. It continually has up to date articles that provide important information and these articles are written by and for students who share their personal experiences.
This site contains numerous job listings/internships from a variety of sources. It also allows you to save your searches and even have information delivered through email alerts. In addition, Indeed.com provides you with the ability to search for internships by providing free access to millions of opportunities from thousands of websites.
If you are thinking about doing an internship in another country, this site offers thousands of international opportunities with invaluable experience. This site was designed to link potential travelers with international organizations.
Having an opportunity to see how the real world works in a career field that you are interested in can be a fantastic experience. In addition, it looks great on your college application! If you have any questions about these sites or questions about college in general, please contact us and we can help.