External INTERNSHIP SEARCH RESOURCES
There are numerous online job search platforms that can be useful resources for finding internship opportunities. Here are a few that we'd recommend for students who are embarking on their internship search. For more examples, see the Career Services Center website.
Indeed is a user-friendly vertical search engine that allows users to browse thousands of job listings. Users can also upload a copy of their resumé to the site.
SimplyHired.com is another vertical search engine that pulls from job boards, company career sites, newspapers, non-profits, government sites, and more. There is no membership fee required.
LinkedIn is a fast-growing professional networking tool. The site offers a free tutorials to help guide you in creating a professional profile. While premium services require a monthly fee, there is no cost to create a profile.
Looksharp, formerly known as InternMatch, provides a very user-friendly platform for finding both internships and entry-level positions. Users can search for positions by company, city, or type of internship. The site also offers industry guides and articles advising on a wide variety of topics, including: finding the right fit, crafting your application materials, and interview tips.
Idealist.org is a search engined tailored for students who are interested in finding work with nonprofit organizations. Students can narrow their results based on their area of study and location. The site also includes advice for those seeking a career in nonprofit or local and global volunteering.
Internships.com allows students to search for positions based on major and location. It also includes a variety of "tools" or resources to help users determine which work environment is best for them, how to conduct an internship search, preparing a resumé and cover letter, interviewing, and helpful hints for students to keep in mind upon entering the workplace.
Experience.com is similar in approach to several of the other sites. Students can search for a position based upon their area of study and their preferred location. The site also provides tips on how to conduct a search, preparing application materials, and interviewing. In addition, the site includes data on hiring trends.
Students who are interested in working for the federal government should check out USAJobs.gov. The site allows users to search by location and keyword. It also allows users to create an account where they can establish a profile, upload resumés and cover letters, and save their job search results.