There are many effective ways to find internships. The most successful internship-seekers devote time and energy to search using a variety of strategies and refuse to give up if at first they don’t find what they’re looking for. Below are some proven ways to locate internship opportunities.
Talk to People
- Fact –80% of all jobs are found through networking.
- Advice – Attend networking events, talk to your professors and use LinkedIn’s “Find Alumni” tool to find people to do informational interviews with.
Job & Internship Fairs
- Fact - We host fairs every autumn and spring with more than 60 employers spanning many fields, including tech, business, non-profit and government.
- Advice – Commit to attending at least one of the fairs and a pre-fair workshop on networking and maximizing your career fair experience.
Other Employer Events
- Fact – Career Services hosted 34 employer-focused events, such as info sessions, networking events and resume review nights, in 2015-2016.
- Advice – Check our online calendar for employer info sessions, networking events, resume reviews, and employer panels.
Use Campus Resources
- Fact – Employers such as Google, Microsoft, Starbucks and Nordstrom use Handshake to advertise internship opportunities.
- Advice –Set up your Handshake profile and do some keyword searches in the Internship/Learning Experience section.
Internships for Credit
- Fact – UW Bothell offers several course-based internship opportunities and you can receive academic credit AND pay for an internship.
- Advice – Talk to an academic advisor to learn about the options you have for receiving academic credit for an internship.
Career Services Advising
- Fact – You can get 1:1 advising on your internship search strategy, application materials, and how to maximize your internship experience.
- Advice – Make an appointment with our Career & Internship Specialist: www.uwb.edu/studentsuccesscenter/appointment
- Look for internship info on the websites of employers of interest
General Posting Sites
- Open a browser, type “internship”, and then type something else like an industry, a city, etc.
- Ex: “marketing internship Boston”
Adapted from UW Seattle's Career & Internship Center resources