Finding Summer Internships

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Finding an Internship

When looking for an internship, focus on opportunities with the types of organizations where you may eventually like to work. The skills you learn and the resources you discover in your internship search will help you when you apply for positions after graduation. There are several different strategies you can use for finding an internship. You might:

  • Look for internship listings through ObieOpps, LACN and NIC. You can also find opportunities through your own internet searches.
  • Identify prospective employers in your field of interest and/or geographic area and check their web sites or call to inquire about internship opportunities. Vault and Glassdoor may be good resources to start.
  • Network to find out about hidden opportunities. More information about successful networking is available on the Networking section of our web site.

Application deadlines

Application deadlines for internships vary greatly. The process of searching for internships and applying takes time. Don't miss out on great opportunities by waiting too long to get started. Some of the first deadlines for summer internships are as early as December, so it's a good idea to get started looking during fall semester. See the Presenting Yourself section of our web site for information on preparing your internship application.