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Internship Search Strategies 

  • Strategy 1) Internship Search Engines
  • Strategy 2) Network
  • Strategy 3) Attend Internship Workshops
  • Strategy 4) Internship Advising

Strategy 1) Internship Search Engines

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 
    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  
    LinkedIn hosts an internship search engine.
    USAJobs is a website for searching U.S. Federal Government job opportunities.
  • Company Websites - Reviewing career or employment opportunities on any company website you desire to apply to.
  • Department Links: 

Strategy 2) Networking

Attend a networking event to connect with prospective employers. This includes:

  • Conferences
  • Symposiums
  • Seminars
  • Workshops
  • Career Fairs
  • LinkedIn
  • Informational Interviews

Strategy 3) Attend Internship Workshops

Winter Internship Workshop Series

Strategy 4) Internship Advising

Guadalupe Saldivar

Make an appointment to meet with Guadalupe Saldivar, Internship Specialist by emailing her at