Top Internship Sites on the Web

How to Find an Internship

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 internships, these are the first places I look. You will find opportunities on these sites for summer fall, spring, paid, non profit internships, and internships abroad.

Not all sites are best for all career fields or locations. It's important to take some time to review each site to see if it comes up with the types of opportunities your are looking for.  Indeed, SimplyHired, and Careershift are all aggregate career sites that pull opportunities from all over the internet.  Idealist is best for seeking resources for nonprofit internships and volunteer and community service while USAJobs is for government and the Student Conservation Association has opportunities related to the environment. GoAbroad is one of many of the internet sites providing quality internships abroad.

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Indeed.com

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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. More

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Idealist.org

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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. More

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Simply Hired

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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. More

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Careershift

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Check with the Career Development Center at your College to see if they subscribe to this most valuable internship and job search tool on the internet. Get results from every career site and job board.Save and organize companies and contacts. Send resumes to select companies by direct mail or email. Make direct contact with professionals working for specific companies of interest. More

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USAJobs.gov

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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. More

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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. More

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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. More

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Experience.com

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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. More

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