Internship Search Strategies
- Use websites which provide internship opportunities such as Handshake. Company websites may also list internships available on their Careers page. Industry specific association sites offer lists internships.
- Meet with a Career Advisor for an Internship Search appointment. Talk to your faculty about your interest for an internship to find out if they know about any opportunities or leads.
- Make sure everyone in your circle of friends and family know you are looking for an internship in a specific area.
- Volunteer at an organization you want to intern at. You can often turn that volunteer experience into an internship by networking, asking questions, and finding out if an internship is possible.
- Conduct an Informational Interview. After your interview, ask the interviewee if their organization hosts internships or if they would be open to hosting you as an intern.
- DIY internship. Send a professionally written email to organization you would like to intern at, with your resume, asking for the opportunity to intern at their organization.
Searching a variety of job board databases and websites can assist the process of finding the right internship.
These are some job and internship search engines that can be useful to your search:
Handshake is the CSUSB job platform that connects students with internships, jobs, and career opportunities. Handshake can also help inform you of on-campus workshops, events, and career development programs.
LinkedIn hosts an internship search engine.
USAJobs is a website for searching U.S. Federal Government job opportunities.
California state opportunites available here
- Company Websites - Reviewing career or employment opportunities on any company website you desire to apply to.
- GoinGlobal - helps new and experienced job seekers find opportunities both at home and abroad
CSUSB Internship Department Websites