What is an Internship and why should I get one?

An internship is a temporary position with a company that places an emphasis on teaching you on-the-job skills. In addition to building practical job skills, an internship can benefit you by:

  • Giving you the opportunity to meet people in your field of interest and begin networking.
  • Providing you with work experience to begin building your resume.
  • Potentially give you course credit.
  • Earning you money if it is a paid internship.

Here is a list of online resources that can help find the right internship for you!


This site has searchable listings, tools, and articles designed to help you acquire and maintain an internship.

UC Berkeley’s Internship Guide

Get “to-do” lists and useful tips on how to develop your own internship, as well as a sample internship resume.


Here is a database of potential positions from WetFeet.com

Best Bets for Internships Abroad

Links for finding a great internship!

Environmental Protection Agency

The EPA has opportunities in Washington DC, laboratories, and regional EPA locations nationwide for you to gain vital career experience while contributing to the mission of protecting human health and safeguarding the environment!

Embassy and Diplomatic Scholars Program

Get an internship in foreign policy without leaving the U.S. from the Institute for Experiential Learning.

Science Undergraduate Laboratory Fellowships

Work in the U.S. Department of Energy facilities with these paid internships.

HACU National Internship Program

Here is a wide range of opportunities from the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities.

Emma Bowen Foundation

This organization established an internship for PCC students interested in public relations in the music industry.


Numerous internships along with a powerful search engine. Also, find some tips, blogs, and news all in a fun format!

Intern Source

Internship help from the Community College Foundation.

Idealist Action Without Borders

Jobs, internship and volunteer opportunities.

Student Conservation Association

This site has listings for environmental internships.

Internships, Summer Jobs and Research Training Programs

Click for a compilation of web resources from Francisco Alberto Tomei Torres, Ph.D.

Smithsonian Institution Center for Museum Studies

You can help this world class museum produce programs, exhibits, and research.

Los Angeles County Arts Commission

You can have a paid summer internship at various agencies.

Intern Abroad

Worldwide internships from Boston University


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