If you are currently on the hunt for an internship I know that you have probably researched countless sites. The last thing you probably want is another website, but I am here to tell you that there are four websites that you should definitely add into your favorites.
Lauren Berger, also known as the Intern Queen, completed 15 internships before graduating college. In 2009 she created InternQueen.com, which is a free website that will assist you in finding an internship. All you have to do is sign up for an account and upload your resume and cover letter. The website lists internship opportunities not only around the country, but it also features some internships overseas. An added bonus are the countless articles that are written by Lauren, her staff and even Campus Ambassadors ( I am a proud Campus Ambassador myself!). I would also recommend following her twitter account @InternQueen for useful tips.
Youtern features some of the best career related articles around. If you are looking for information on creating a resume, what to wear to a job interview and tons of info graphics, then this is the website for you. Although this website does post great internship opportunities, its greatest posts are definitely their informative articles. I have learned so many additional tips from Youtern that have helped me with interviews or questions I had about creating a resume or cover letter. I would also recommend following their account on @YouTern on Twitter because they often tweet out their articles multiple times a day.
This is one of my favorite website to find internships. Many of the internships that the @FairfieldCPC twitter account retweets are from this website. At times things can be overwhelming because there are a lot of internships to apply for. But I believe that is a good thing because then you have a variety to apply too. When applying to internships remember, it’s always better to have a variety to apply too compared to not finding any at all. If you aren’t looking for articles to read and just want a list of internships, then this one is definitely for you. Keep in mind though; your twitter feed will have a lot of great internships that you will want to apply too. So make sure that you keep an excel sheet to keep everything organized.
FindSpark, formerly NYC interns, was founded by Emily Miethner. This interactive website is great because it combines internships, helpful articles and networking events. I love this account because you have the best of everything. Not only is the site very interactive, but I also enjoyed attending one of the FindSpark conferences. If you ever get a chance, I would definitely recommend attending one of these conferences because they will be helpful for when you start your job search and allow you to connect with some really impressive people in different creative fields. If you want additional tips from this great site follow their twitter account @FindSpark.
Good luck on your internship quest! It may seem overwhelming now but if you keep everything organized you will definitely do a great job making it through this process. If you need additional help with your resume, cover letter, or LinkedIn account make sure to stop by the Career Planning Center. Or you can even follow us @FairfieldCPC if you have any questions, want to see what articles we retweet, or want to hear our quick tips on your #RoadtoStagcess.
Allanah Dykes ’16
Social Media & Marketing Intern, Career Planning Center