Chances are if you’re looking for an internship you’re probably already feeling overwhelmed. Just a simple Google search gives you about 12,600,000 results and to make matters worse, they all vie for your attention. It’s like an episode of The Bachelorette but instead of attractive Ryan Gosling-esque guys trying to pursue you, it’s a bunch of websites claiming to be the “best” and “only” one you need to find the perfect internship.
This guide makes narrowing them down easier. You might not find your Ryan Gosling but you’re bound to find a great internship, which is almost the same thing.
It’s basically the eHarmony of internship sites, allowing you to search for internships based on major, job category, city, and company. Plus, it features other resources like tips and stories from other interns. To get the most out of this site be sure to make an account. You can use their popular “Internship Predictor” to match you up with internships based on your personality and references.
InternMatch features a blog and forum where you can ask for help on your application or just complain about your internship with complete strangers around the country, which is always fun. Along with an easy search option that narrows down internships based on your location and interests, this website lets you search for entry-level jobs, which come in handy for when you graduate.
Consider making an account for this one because they update the site often and you don’t want to miss out on any opportunities to make the world a better place, right? Of course not. If you know that you want to intern for a nonprofit organization, this is the perfect website for you. Their tagline is “we connect idealists with opportunities for action” which is exactly what it does–finally some truth in advertising. You can easily search for internships based on area of focus or spoken language, whether they’re paid or unpaid.
For anyone looking for a career in the media, MediaBistro is the place to look. Focused entirely on careers in the media industry, this site lets you find internships and jobs in advertising, social media, TV and video, publishing, design and technology among many more. A piece of advice: filter your searches to your interests because looking through all of the posted internships sounds almost as painful as watching an entire episode of Keeping Up With The Kardashians.
So easy that even on those days you wake up with a killer hangover, you’ll still be able to continue your internship search. With only two blanks to fill in, what and where, it takes less than a minute to find internships. That’s it. Indeed.com also gives you the option to upload your resume for employers to read; they can contact you if you fit a position they seek.
This website is exclusively personalized to fit you. By entering your interests, location and school you’ll find internships in your area and benefits tied to your school like career fairs and connections with local employers. Highly regarded, this website is used in the career centers of major universities such as Duke University and University of Tampa. You have to sign up for an account in order to apply for the internships so break out a carefully crafted username and the same password you’ve been using since sixth grade.
As the name suggests, this site is centered on internships and jobs in the government system. Through this site you can find internships with the Department of the Air Force, the United States Attorney Office and the Navy, among many more. These internships are competitive but think of how cool it would be to tell people you spent the summer interning for the Department of Defense.
Sure, you could intern in your hometown but wouldn’t you rather be in Spain or France? Yes, yes and yes. That’s the exact reason this site was created. It’s designed to connect those seeking an experience abroad with international organizations.
Just enter your desired internship and location and you’ll come up with a list of opportunities on SimplyHired. The cool thing about this website is that its job listings come from all around the web, including direct employer websites, job boards, etc. It also has unique filters like “dog-friendly company” for all you dog lovers.
You can buy various books with tips for finding internships from this website because we all know how much fun it is to read a book about internships. If the whole book thing doesn’t appeal to you, check out the site’s up-to-date information on finding an internship in over 2,800 organizations. With so many different organizations, you’re bound to find something for you. It also lets you search for paid or unpaid internships, seasonal internships and nonprofit ones as well.