As the summer season creeps closer, many who have yet to snag an internship shudder at the prospect of having to spend yet another summer babysitting or working retail. Luckily, those who are facing this problem still have some time. There are a wide variety of websites that make it quick and easy to find great internships to apply for. So before you start to worry, just remember, you don’t even need to leave your dorm room to find the perfect summer internship.
Here’s a list of websites that are great resources to use when embarking on an internship search.
An open air forum that provides employers with the chance to post job openings, www.craigslist.com is the perfect place to find a position that needs to be filled immediately. After selecting the region that you want to work in, Craigslist directs you to a page with numerous job categories. With job fields for almost any major, Craigslist features categories such as accounting and finance, medical health, public relations, writing and editing and software. Each category has job posts that provide specific details such as a job description, pay rate and list of qualifications. Most employers make themselves easy to reach, and often will even list their phone numbers. So next time you visit www.craiglist.com, don’t be too discouraged. There are some great internship opportunities amidst all of the female escort ads.
For those who are interested in the field of communications, look no further than ED2010. With major companies such as Hearst Corporation, Conde Nast and AOL posting by the day, the internship possibilities are endless. ED2010 features a wide variety of jobs that fall within many fields including writing, editing, photo, public relations, fashion and graphic design. All internship postings include an extremely in-depth description that make it easy to narrow down exactly what you are looking for. The website also has many unique features such as salary reports, human resource contact information and success stories.
Although the Internet is filled with a plethora of internship information, a great resource to use is the service that Binghamton University provides. eRecruiting, a website entirely dedicated to finding Binghamton students internships and jobs, features a wide variety of internships with a large selection of employers. After searching by category and region, eRecruiting produces a long list of internships with in-depth job descriptions. A great resource for students, each description includes which Binghamton University majors comply with each internship. With employers such as Sony, Nike and the NFL, eRecruiting is nothing to wrinkle your nose at. The website’s résumé uploader also makes it easy and convenient for students to apply for internships straight through the website.
A family member or friend
At times unreliable, and extremely rare, most of us know that the best way to find an internship is not what you know, but who you know. A dream come true for most internship hopefuls, a great contact is almost near impossible to attain. However, for a select few ‘lucky ones,’ a contact can be the key to landing a great internship.
Jen Shlomo, a sophomore majoring in English, is very grateful for her contact.
‘I’m extremely interested in the fashion industry, and oftentimes regret not attending a university that has that major,’ Shlomo said. ‘My friend’s dad works in the fashion industry and was able to set me up with a great internship with his company for this upcoming summer. I am so excited, and know that it is going to be a great learning experience.’
Jason Blackman, also a sophomore majoring in English, attributes his internship success to a great connection.
‘My friend’s dad works in the film industry, which is a field that I hope to work in one day. I was able to get a great internship through him doing production on movie sets. They asked me to come back again this summer, and I can’t wait. I truly think that this is going to help me to get a job that I love one day,’ Blackman said.