Find an Internship
In many ways, the internship search is similar to a job search. Here are some basic strategies to get you started:
- FOCUS YOURSELF: know your needs and priorities; what you want from an internship; where you want to do an internship; what type of organization you want to intern in. Get your application materials ready.
- Identify RESOURCES – both published (as found on websites, databases, etc.) and unpublished (see Networking and Informational Interviewing).
- Identify ORGANIZATIONS.
- Utilize your NETWORK of Carleton alumni, faculty, friends, relatives and their business associates. Reach out to them for guidance and resources that will lead to the type of internship experience you are hoping to find.
Carleton Specific Resources
- Student Experiences Database | A searchable database of where your fellow Carls have interned.
- Pathways | Explore how certain classes and majors could lead to potential careers, internships and off-campus study programs.
- Engagement Wanted | Connects Carleton juniors and seniors with alumni, parents, and friends of the College who may have advice, referrals, or employment opportunities.
- The Tunnel | The career center's searchable database of internship and job listings
- LACN | A database of internship openings developed by a consortium of 29 liberal arts colleges, called the Liberal Arts Career NetWORK. Login in through the Tunnel and click on the Liberal Arts Career Network logo on the left-hand side of the page.
- CareerBeam | The career center has partnered with CareerBeam which provides you comprehensive career resources and information. Look especially for the Internships.com link.
- Spotlight on Careers | Another collaborative effort with LACN, Spotlight is designed to give students an overview of 28 different career fields. Each site provides numerous links to related resources, and several sites provide links which list internship opportunities.