Internship Resources for Students

Find an Internship using Marquette Resources

Handshake - Online Career Platform

Marquette's online career platform can help you in your search for jobs and internships. Students can access Handshake by using their Marquette username and password.

Suggestions for searching for internships via Handshake:

  • Click on "Jobs" on the top of the page
  • Once the Jobs page comes up, check off the "Internships" check box on the left (under "Job Type")
  • Narrow the location down to your preferred location (i.e. "city, state")
  • From here, you can look through the listing of internships and search for any positions that sound interesting to you; you can also type in descriptive keywords that will help narrow down the types of internships you are looking for (in the "keywords" search bar on the left, above "Location")

Career Services Center (CSC)

The CSC provides comprehensive career and professional development services, such as:

  • Resumé and cover letter reviews

  • Practice Interviews

  • Career and major exploration

  • Job and internship search guidance

  • LinkedIn profile overviews

  • Networking and professional etiquette advice
  • Help on graduate school decisions

Visit the CSC website to make an appointment or find their location. See also, the CSC's Resume and Cover Letter Guide.

Faculty Connections

Remember that faculty in your department are here to help you both in and out of the classroom. Several departments have a designated internship coordinator.

We encourage you to reach out to these coordinators as you plan your internship. Whether your department is listed above or not, do not hesitate to schedule a meeting with your advisor or a current professor to discuss your career goals and find out about internship opportunities within your field.

Find an Internship using External Resources


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 is a 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. While premium services require a monthly fee, there is no cost to create a profile.


Idealist is a search engine 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 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.


Students who are interested in working for the federal government should check out USAJobs. 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 resumes and cover letters, and save their job search results.

Preparing to Apply for an Internship

After finding internships that are relative to your career plans, be sure to take advantage of several campus resources to fine tune your application documents and prepare for your interview(s). The Career Services Center provides numerous online handouts that can help you get started on drafting your resumé and cover letters. They also offer one-on-one sessions for reviewing those documents, and provide mock interviews.

Earning Academic Credit

Regardless of whether your internship is paid or unpaid, you may have the opportunity to earn credit for your internship experience. The College of Arts and Sciences offers several course options for earning credit. Learn more.