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Penny's Top Internship Sites for 2014

How to Find an Internship

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The list below includes some of my all time favorites and the ones I use on a regular basis for finding internships. Several of these sites are excellent choices for just about any type of internship while others focus more on specific career fields or areas of interest. When beginning my search for an internship, these would be the first places I would look. You will find opportunities on these sites for summer internships, fall internships, spring internships, paid internships, non profit internships, and internships abroad.

1. The Internship Series on Line

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The site provides full, up to date information on over 2,800 organizations offering internships and summer jobs for students. The Internship Series on Line provides internship information listed in all of the 14 publications issued by Internships-USA. Over 300 colleges across the nation subscribe to Internships-USA and The Internship Series on Line.

2. Idealist.org

Idealist.org consists of over 57,000 nonprofit and community organizations in over 180 countries. Numerous opportunities exist for individuals looking to intern, volunteer, or work in positions that are involved in giving back and making a difference in the world. Idealist.org was a project developed through Action Without Borders, a non profit organization that began in 1995.

3. Experience.com

Experience.com offers numerous internship listings as well as a wealth of resources and advice. Its timely articles provide an enormous amount of information written by and for students who share their personal experiences.

4. GoAbroad.com

GoAbroad.com is the umbrella organization that includes StudyAbroad.com, InternAbroad.com, VolunteerAbroad.com, etc. Thousands of international opportunities can be found for those seeking an experience abroad. GoAbroad.com was designed to link potential travelers with international organizations.

5. Indeed.com

Indeed.com includes all the job listings from major job boards, newspapers, associations and company career pages. Indeed makes it possible to save searches and have internships/jobs delivered via email alerts through RSS feeds. Indeed.com provides the ability to search for internships and jobs by providing free access to millions of employment opportunities from thousands of websites.

6. Simply Hired

Simply Hired is an easy to use site that aggregates job listings including direct employer websites, staffing and placement firms, job boards, etc. Additional tools and filters help focus searches and make individual preferences like pet and eco friendly companies, findable.

7. Students.gov

This is the official U.S. government web site for college students that provides an array of internships and the resources that exist for those interested in interning/working for the U.S. government.

8. Student Conservation Association

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The Student Conservation Association (SCA) is a nonprofit organization that offers 3 – 12 month paid internship opportunities for students interested in environmental preservation. SCA focuses on providing hands-on conservation service opportunities to high school and college students who are interested in learning more about the environment.

 

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