8 Websites to Help You Find an Internship
The list below includes eight top job search websites that are excellent choices if you're looking for an internship. Some sites list all kinds of internship opportunities while others focus more on a specific career choice or area of interest. You'll find opportunities on these sites that run the gamut from summer, fall, winter, spring internships to ongoing internships. Whether the sites post Fortune-500 internships, non-profit internships, or internships offered abroad, there's something here for everyone.
Aggregate Versus Career Specific Sites
Not all sites profiled below are ideal for all career fields or locations, so it's important to take the time to review each site and see if it caters to the kinds of opportunities you're looking for. For example, Indeed.com, SimplyHired.com, and Careershift.com are aggregate career sites that pull opportunities from all over the internet.
On the other hand, Idealist.com caters to nonprofit internships and volunteer and community service organizations, while USAJobs.com offers opportunities in the government. The Student Conservation Association website has opportunities related to the environment and GoAbroad.com is one of many internet sites that provides information about quality internships abroad.
Indeed.com includes all the job listings from major job boards, newspapers, associations, and company career pages. Indeed.com makes it possible to save searches and have internships/jobs delivered via email alerts through RSS feeds.
Indeed.com also makes it possible for you to proactively search for internships and jobs because they have free access to millions of employment opportunities culled from thousands of websites across the net.
Idealist.org consists of over 57,000 nonprofit and community organizations in over 180 countries. Numerous opportunities exist for individuals who want to do internships, volunteer work, or find positions where they will be involved in activity allowing them to give back and make a difference in the world.
It's also worth noting that Idealist.org was a project developed through Action Without Borders, a non-profit organization that began in 1995.
SimplyHired.com is a user-friendly site that aggregates job listings and includes employer websites, staffing, and placement firms, job boards, and additional background information about organizations. Additional tools and filters help focus searches and make individual preferences, such as pet-friendly and eco-friendly companies, easy to find.
This career search website is not available to everyone so check with the Career Development Center at your college to see if they subscribe. If they do, this is a very valuable internship and job search tool because you can get results from nearly every career site and job board out there.
The site allows you to save and organize companies and contacts and send resumes to select companies either by direct mail or email. You can also make direct contact with hiring professionals working at companies you're interested in.
This career-specific website is the official U.S. government website for college students interested in securing internships with the U.S. government. The site also offers resources for those interested in working for the government.
GoAbroad.com is the umbrella organization that includes StudyAbroad.com, InternAbroad.com, VolunteerAbroad.com, and other overseas opportunities. Thousands of international opportunities can be found by perusing this website. GoAbroad.com was also designed to link potential travelers with international organizations.
The Student Conservation Association (SCA) is a nonprofit organization that offers three- to 12-month paid internship opportunities for students interested in environmental preservation. SCA focuses on providing hands-on conservation service opportunities to high school and college students interested in learning about and preserving, the environment.
Experience.com offers numerous internships and also offers a wealth of resources and advice for those seeking internships. The website is populated with timely articles that provide an enormous amount of information written by and for students who share their personal experiences.