Katie’s Top 5 Favorite Places to Look for Internships

A confession from your career coach: I really enjoy searching through websites for jobs and internships.

It has always been a great way to relieve stress and to help me see new possibilities when my current situation was less ideal. I know this is usually a source of stress for most folks, so I’d like to share my favorite places to look for internships. These will be a great resource for you when you are searching for a way to use your Epic Advantage!

If you are interested in general social justice/nonprofit type work:

1. Idealist

This will be your best friend if you are a do gooder looking for opportunities, especially in DC and other metropolitan areas.

2. Handshake

When an employer reaches out to me about how to get internships and jobs in front of students, I send them to Handshake.

3. LinkedIn

LinkedIn’s job search has two great features going for it: 1. You can follow organizations you are interested in to find out when their internships and job postings go live and 2. You can see who else works at the organization you would like to apply to. Don’t sleep on LinkedIn!

4. Chegg Internships

Chegg Internships is another resource for students looking broadly at what internships are out there. For students interested in education-based internships, there are quite a few on there.

If you are interested in more political-oriented internships:

Note: Epic Advantage funding may not be used for any political campaign, or to support attempts to influence legislation by any governmental body, other than through making available the results of nonpartisan analysis, study, or research. Check in with your career coach to make sure an option would comply with our guidelines.

5. GainPower

This job and internship resource has had many names and collaborations over the years, but it has always been a great resource for opportunities within the progressive/democratic realm.

Honorable Mentions: Daybook, Tom Manatos and Brad Traverse

I’m putting these in the same category because these are paid resources for internships. Check in with me before paying for access to any of these, but they all have free advice and levels of access for opportunity seekers. These are great for if you want to find an internship on Capitol Hill, specifically working in a congressional office. Offices often use informal and guarded resources like these to publish information about their internships and jobs.

Bonus option: Use ECConnect to make connections in the field you are interested in!

Is it a career blog without talking about what an incredible resource ECConnect is? If you aren’t familiar, ECConnect is a platform for current students to connect with alumni and other people in Earlham’s network. (Like former professors!) There are so many incredible ways to use ECConnect. With the messaging option, you can connect with alums directly with questions about their industry, advice on getting internships and jobs and other career related topics.

By Katie Breslin
Katie Breslin Senior Career Coach