College students who are looking to gain valuable work experience through internships and summer jobs should use the free resources and tools found on this page.
Please note: For those of you looking purely for summer jobs, you can find more resources at Quintessential Careers: Job and Career Resources for Teenagers.
Quintessential Careers Internship Resources:
- Get the basics you need in this detailed Get That Internship — and Excel in it! Tutorial.
- Need help in finding an internship? Read: How to Find Your Ideal Internship.
- Find some general internship tips here: Internship Do’s and Don’ts.
- Want tips on how to succeed at your internship? Then read: Making the Most of Your Internship(s).
- Wondering how you can make jump from intern to employee? Then read: Turning Your Internship into a Job.
- Read the story of a college student who worked multiple internships: Addicted to Internships: How One College Student Just Said No to Service Jobs and Started Building a Career One Internship at a Time.
And for MBA students: Planning Your MBA? Lay the Groundwork Now for Your MBA Internship.
Best Internship eBook for College Students:
The Quintessential Guide to Finding and Maximizing Internships, a free e-book published by the trusted career experts at Quintessential Careers, provides eight chapters that will help you decide what you need in your internship experience, tell you how to find one, give you the tools to secure one, teach you how to make the most of your internship experience, show you how to turn an internship into a job, and provide internship resources. Read it now.
Best Bets Internship Sites:
interninc — aims to be Facebook meets LinkedIn for students, employers, and universities — connecting them via a social networking platform. Students need to register with the site to enable searching for internships, as well as finding social connections and career advice. No cost.
InternJobs.com — a national database o internships for students and recent grads. Job-seekers can search the internship database by keywords or locations and can post a resume online. No cost. Part of the AboutJobs.com network.
InternMatch — claims to have one of the largest selections of paid internships anywhere, with a focus on amazing business internships and hard-to-find non-profit positions, where you can search for internships by career field/location or browse internship listings by category, location, or company. Excellent resource. No cost.
Internweb.com — where college students seeking internships in a variety of career fields across the U.S. can search for internship listings, as well as find many useful resources, including intership-related articles and career tools. Registration required to search for internships. No cost.
Urban Interns — an online marketplace that connects high-growth companies with candidates seeking internships, part-time jobs, freelance work, and contract positions in handful of major U.S. cities (but also includes virtual work). Search for jobs (by location, tasks, industries, availability) and post your profile. Basic job-seeker profile is no-cost, but you can pay for premium service, which includes an enhanced listing.
The Rest of the Internship Sites:
After College — a job and internship site for college students and recent college grads. Post your resume or search for job openings (by job type, industry, type of work, location, and keyword). Also includes some basic career resources. Free to job-seekers.
CollegeRecruiter.com: Internships — by far, one of the best job and internship sites for college students and recent grads. Find listings of internships or search postings by keyword/location. No cost to job-seekers.
externs.com — an internship site for college students, where you can browse for both traditional and virtual internships. With a virtual internship, you work in a remote location (dorm room?) from the employer. No cost to job-seekers.
GetThatGig.com — where young job-seekers (16-21) can find cool summer jobs and internships, as well as learn about extraordinary career paths in all types of industries, from entertainment and education to healthcare and marketing — and many others. Search for jobs or post your resume. Free to job-seekers.
Global Experiences — an international education programs provider, specializing in international internships and work experience abroad, summer internships, fashion internships abroad, volunteer programs, teaching English as a second language, foreign language training, and similar programs. Fee-Based.
iHipo — a combination of social network and job site, iHipo provides young professionals and students the ability to browse through hundreds of international job and internship postings, post a profile, and develop contacts. iHipo stands for international High Potential network. No cost to job-seekers.
Intern Abroad Search from GoAbroad.com — a great source for international internships. Students can search for paid and volunteer, academic and non-academic internships, as well as college credit practical training programs around the world. Free.
internshipKING — "where smart students find the best internships." The site include internship postings, internship reviews, case competitions, company internship profiles, and breaking internship news. No cost to job-seekers.
InternshipPrograms.com — where internship-seekers can browse an internship database for possibilities and apply for those of interest directly from this site. Internship categories include: advertising/marketing/PR, journalism and communications, government agencies, sports teams and organziations, law firms, and others.
Internships.com — regionally focused and regularly updated guides about internships and part-time, career-related positions in the private, non-profit and government sectors. Major cities and states. Cost: $7.95 per guide.
Internships Down Under — specializing in assisting students in finding internships in Australia and New Zealand. They also assist with visa applications, accommodations, flights, local bank accounts, and much more. Fee-based.
Internstation — an international internship site, where students seeking internships can browse or search postings (by location, category, keywords), as well as post your resume. No cost to student job-seekers.
iTraineeship.com — where college students and recent graduates can find international experiences — international traineeships, internships, and graduate business courses. Browse current listings by category. No cost to job-seekers.
Snag A Job — a job sites for high school and college students looking for part-time, seasonal, or summer jobs. Search for a job by type of job or by location, and than apply online. Free to job-seekers.
Student Search System, Inc. — Specializes in finding internships and entry-level employment for college students and graduates.
SummerInternships.com — provides expensive internship options (mostly summer, but expanding into fall and spring) in about 20 locations across the world. The all-inclusive programs include guaranteed internship placement, housing, meal plan, 6 planned weekend activities to the best tourist attractions in the area, a weekly seminar series, and daily transportation to and from work. Fee-based.
SummerJobs.com — where summer job-seekers can search by keyword or location for summer jobs. A very nice resource.
Techpear — an internship site for college students seeking experience in the tech industty. Instead of uploading a resume, search for internship, answer a few questions and a screening quiz from the employer. No cost to job-seekers.
Washington Center for Internships and Academic Seminars — through its programs, students can earn academic credit while they gain practical experience, discover professional strengths and weakensses, and evaluate career paths.
Washington Internship Institute — search the database to find vital information on all about academic internships — mostly in government — in the Washington, D.C. area.
YouTern — dedicated to matching the best young talent to leading organizations through high-impact, mentor-based internships. No cost.