Resources for Students
Here you will find a variety of links and resources to help you with finding an internship. Some national statistics and infographics are also listed.
Cities with the Most Internship Opportunities
2014-2015 Internship Sites
2013 - 2014 Internship Sites
Best and Worst Intern Candidates
What do Employers Really Look for in Students
NACE Spotlight - "Class of 2013: Paid Interns Outpace Unpaid Peers in Job Offers, Salaries"
Students Using Social Media to Find Internships - USA Today article
Students often ask about timelines and deadlines for internships. While each field and even each organization has their own deadlines, the following tips will help you get started.
- Start the semester before you want to intern (at the minimum). Internship planning is similar to planning a study-abroad program and generally requires a full semester of advance planning.
- Make sure your resume is up-to-date. Often opportunities will present themselves without any warning. Employers don't always take into consideration semesters. Instead, they focus on their hiring needs.
- Make sure any required paperwork for registering is done before the end of the add period. Otherwise, you will get hit with late fees or worse not be allowed to register for the internship.
- Review the deadlines for academic requirements, turning in of timesheets and evaluation forms. Be sure to share this information with your supervisor and give them plenty of advance notice.