Summer Internship Resources

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Summer internships are a great way to gain job experience and easily explore possible careers. See the internship, summer housing, and summer job resources below to search for opportunities.

Summer Internships

General Internships

• Looksharp – search for a wide array of internships throughout the nation

• Chegg Internships – huge database of internships in the U.S. and abroad

• CEI Internships – search internships by state in numerous career fields: media, sports, social and community service, museums, environmental issues, women’s rights and human rights, congress, law and policy, and international affairs. (Enter Centre for username and Colonels for password.)



• Current Jobs for Graduates – search a wide variety of internships by career field or geographic location

• Idealist – thousands of non-profit and social issues/policy internships in the U.S. and abroad (Click on “internships” on the right.)

• GoinGlobal – contains Country Career Guides, USA and Canadian City Career Guides, corporate profiles, worldwide job and internship openings and a proprietary collection of H1B visa employer listings. (Register on campus for free. If off campus and registering for the first time, contact Career Services to create an account.)

• InternshipPrograms.com – search for internships by a huge variety of interests and geographic locations

• Vault – search for internships in a wide variety of career fields

• The Washington Center – participate in a structured comprehensive learning experience in Washington, D.C. This program charges a fee.

Arts and Entertainment

• Arts and Business Council – Multicultural Arts Management Internship Program which places students, particularly those of African-American, Latino, Asian, or Native American descent, into paid arts management summer internships. Huge listing of potential placements in the New York area.

• EntertainmentCareers.net – internships and career information in the entertainment industry

• Media Internships – internships in newspapers, magazines, TV broadcasting, and more. (Enter Centre for username and Colonels for password.)

• MTV Networks – MTV internships in California and New York, Nickelodeon internships in California and Florida, and CMT internships in Nashville

• History and Museum Internships – museum internships listed by state. (Enter Centre for username and Colonels for password.)

• Playbill – internships in theater, performance, administration/management, publicity, and more

• Smithsonian Institution – more than 50 internship opportunities (in research, art, history, public affairs, and much more)

Business

• American Marketing Association – find marketing internships throughout the U.S. (Select “Internship” under Job Level.)

• Internships with America’s Advertising Agencies – internships listed by state. (Enter Centre for username and Colonels for password.)

• Internships with America’s Top Companies – Fortune 500 internships listed by state. (Enter Centre for username and Colonels for password.)

Computer Science and Math

• American Mathematical Society – links to numerous companies with math-related summer internships

• American Statistical Association – numerous internships in statistics

• Entry Point – outstanding internship opportunities for students with disabilities in science, engineering, mathematics, computer science, and some fields of business

• Google Policy Fellowship – this program offers undergraduate, graduate, and law students interested in internet and technology policy the opportunity to spend the summer contributing to the public dialogue on these issues, and exploring future academic and professional interests

• Mickey Leland Energy Fellowship – 10-week summer internship program sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Fossil Energy that provides opportunities to students who are pursuing degrees in science, technology (IT), engineering, or mathematics (STEM majors)

• NASA – computer technology and math internships for undergraduates

• National Institute of Standards and Technology – summer research internships in science and technology. (Application deadline each year is February 15.)

• National Science Foundation: REU Program – summer research opportunities in a wide range of areas with their research

• The Washington Center for Internships and Academic Seminars – an independent, nonprofit organization serving hundreds of colleges and universities in the United States and other countries by providing selected students challenging opportunities to work and learn in Washington, D.C. for academic credit

• U.S. Department of Energy – paid summer scientific research internships

Environmental

• Associated Colleges of the South – environmental internships

• Big Green Internships – environmental internships listed by state. (Enter Centre for username and Colonels for password.)

• Environmental Careers Organization – paid environmental internships nationwide

• Orion Grassroots Network – environmental internships in administration, conservation, education, and research. (Select “internships”.)

• Student Conservation Association – national and community conservation internships

Government and Public Policy

• Central Intelligence Agency – CIA summer internship program

• Congressional Internships – internships with the 112th Congress, listed by state. (Enter Centre for username and Colonels for password.)

• Everett Public Service Internship Program – locate summer internships in public service

• Federal Bureau of Investigation – explore internship opportunities within the FBI

• Federal Internship Directorythe place to find an internship with the federal government (updated weekly)

• Feminist Majority Foundation – internships in human rights and social policy

• The Washington Center – participate in a structured comprehensive learning experience in Washington, D.C.

• U.S. Government Student Jobs – numerous student internship programs with the federal government

• U.S. Department of State – summer internships in foreign affairs in Washington, D.C. or abroad

• Washington Internships in Law and Policy – large list of policy internships in D.C. (Enter Centre for username and Colonels for password.)

• Women’s Rights Internships – internships listed by state. (Enter Centre for username and Colonels for password.)

History

• History Internships – over 300 internships in museums, state and national Parks, living history programs, and historical commissions and archives. (Enter Centre for username and Colonels for password.)

• National Council on Public History – weekly posting of history jobs and internships

• Smithsonian Institution – huge database of internships in numerous fields and locations within the Smithsonian system

International

• Centre’s Rio Internship Program – Centre offers several summer internships in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

• CDS International, Inc. – summer internships for students in Germany, Spain, and Argentina

• DAAD RISE Program – research internships in Germany (in biology, chemistry, engineering, geology, and physics)

• GoinGlobal – contains Country Career Guides, USA and Canadian City Career Guides, corporate profiles, worldwide job and internship openings and a proprietary collection of H1B visa employer listings. (Register on campus for free. If off campus and registering for the first time, contact Career Services to create an account.)

• Human Rights Internships – internships with organizations such as Amnesty International and the United Nations. (Enter Centre for username and Colonels for password.)

• Idealist.org (Action Without Borders) – thousands of non-profit and social issues/policy internships in the U.S. and abroad. (Click on “internships” on the right.)

• InterExchange – internship opportunities in a variety of career fields in Agentina, Chile, and New Zealand

• Internships in International Affairs – internships divided by overseas and U.S.-based. (Enter Centre for username and Colonels for password.)

• The Washington Center – participate in a structured comprehensive learning experience in Washington, D.C.

• Unite for Sight – unpaid international internships for pre-med students

• U.S. Department of State – summer internships in foreign affairs in Washington, D.C. or abroad

• Volunteers for Peace – international volunteer positions; may be able to use these for internship placements

Journalism and Publishing

• American Horse Publications – find internships within the American horse publication industry

• American Society of Magazine Editors – paid summer internships in magazine editing

• BookJobs – huge list of internships in a variety of areas in the publishing field

• Dow Jones – summer internships with Dow Jones, The Wall Street Journal, and more

• JournalismJobs.com – search for journalism internships across the country

• Magazine Publishers of America -search for internship opportunities with a premier magazine association

• Media Internships – internships in newspapers, magazines, TV broadcasting, and more. (Enter Centre for username and Colonels for password.)

• New York Times Company – editing and reporting summer internships in New York and Washington, D.C.

Legal

• American Bar Association – internship opportunities for both law students and undergraduates with the ABA (in Washington, D.C.

• The Washington Center – participate in a structured comprehensive learning experience in Washington, D.C.

• U.S. Department of Energy – General Counsel Undergraduate Intern Program in Washington, D.C.

• Washington Internships in Law and Policy – large list of law internships in D.C. (Enter Centre for username and Colonels for password.)

Non-Profit and Social Science

• Everett Public Service Internship Program – locate summer internships in public service

• Feminist Majority Foundation – internships in human rights and social policy

• Human Rights Internships – human right internships in the U.S. and abroad. (Enter Centre for username and Colonels for password.)

• Idealist.org (Action Without Borders) – thousands of non-profit and social issues/policy internships in the U.S. and abroad. (Click on “internships” on the right.)

• Internships with Community and Social Service Agencies – internships listed by state. (Enter Centre for username and Colonels for password.)

• Mission Capital – internships in non-profits in Austin and Central Texas

• National Mental Health Association – annual summer internships in communications, fundraising, policy, international, non-profit, and publication sales

• Shepherd Consortium Internship Program – an eight-week internship with an agency working in a disadvantaged community. The agencies represent many fields of interest, including education, healthcare, legal services, housing, social and economic needs, and community-building efforts.

• Smithsonian Institution – over 50 internship opportunities (in research, art, history, public affairs, and much more)

• Women’s Rights Internships – internships listed by state. (Enter Centre for username and Colonels for password.)

Science and Medicine

• American Academy of Medical Colleges – links to summer research programs at institutions across the nation

American Association of Physicists in Medicine – summer internships in medical physics. Matches students with leading researchers across the country in their areas of interest.

• Charles C. Koch Summer Fellow Program – matches students with public policy internships at one of over 80 think tanks and non-profit organizations. Also includes career and policy seminars.

• Committee on Institutional Cooperation – summer research opportunities at CIC-member universities

• Entry Point – outstanding internship opportunities for students with disabilities in science, engineering, mathematics, computer science, and some fields of business

• Lawrence Livermore National Labs – over 300 summer internships available in biology, chemistry, computer science, earth sciences, engineering, material science, and physics

• Mickey Leland Energy Fellowship – 10-week summer internship program sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Fossil Energy that provides opportunities to students who are pursuing degrees in science, technology (IT), engineering, or mathematics (STEM majors)

• NASA – science and engineering internships for undergraduates

• National Institute of Environmental Health – summer internships in biomedical technology (in Research Triangle Park, N.C.)

• National Institute of Standards and Technology – summer research internships in science and technology. (Application deadline each year is February 15.)

• National Institutes of Health – summer internships in biomedical research

• National Science Foundation: REU Program – summer research opportunities in a wide range of areas with their research

• Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education – undergraduate science research internships across the nation

• Pathways to Science – resource for students interested in STEM research.

• Serious Fun – camps for children with serious medical illnesses. (Visit each camp’s website for specific summer program and staffing information.)

• Summer Internship Opportunities in the Life Sciences – huge database of summer internships (hosted by the Rochester Institute of Technology)

• Tech-Interns.com – huge database of science and engineering internships. (Funding for this site has been cut, but contains huge list of employers who previously posted internships here.)

• The Center for Courageous Kids – summer camp in Kentucky serving kids from across the nation with medical challenges

• Unite for Sight – unpaid international internships for pre-med students

• U.S. Department of Energy – paid summer scientific research internships

• U.S. Department of Energy (PST) – paid summer research internships for students planning to teach science after graduation (placement at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory)

Sports

• Sports Internships – internships in the majors, minors, and universities; with conferences and associations; at sporting venues and events; and in sports marketing. (Enter Centre for username and Colonels for password.)

• TeamWork Online – search for internships and sign up for email alerts in every major sport (NBA, NFL, MLB, NHL, soccer, ATP Tours, NASCAR, and more!)

Kentucky Internships

• BlueGrass Works – find internships in Lexington (Kentucky)

• Intern to Earn – internships in Louisville and Southern Indiana

Shepherd Internship Program

The Shepherd Internship Program (SIP) unites students from Consortium member institutions with agencies that work to benefit impoverished members of society. Students learn first-hand about the multiple dimensions of poverty in the United States by working for eight weeks to strengthen impoverished communities and working alongside individuals seeking to improve their communities. The agencies, located in various urban and rural sites in the United States, focus on education, healthcare, legal services, housing, hunger, social and economic needs, and community-building efforts. Students work with agencies that fit their intellectual interests in order to develop their experience and skills for future civic involvement and employment.

Washington and Lee administers the SIP in collaboration with the Consortium internship director at each participating school. The SIP is competitive with an application and interview process at each institution. Once accepted, students work with their university contact and the SIP director at W&L in securing an internship. The internship begins with a two-day Opening Conference and ends with a Closing Conference. During the internship, students from different Consortium member institutions live and work together, creating new friendships.

Click here to hear Emma Jackson’s (’18) first-hand account about her summer 2015 Shepherd internship at United Planning Organization in Washington, DC.

For more information and how to apply, go to the Shepherd Internship Program page.

SHECP Partner Schools
Baylor University, Waco, Texas; Berea College, Berea, Kentucky; Bucknell University, Lewisburg, PA; Centre College, Danville, KY; Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine, Cleveland, OH; College of Wooster, Wooster, Ohio; Elon University, Elon, NC; Furman University, Greenville, SC; Hendrix College, Conway, AR; John Carroll University, University Heights, OH; Lynchburg College, Lynchburg, VA; Marymount University, Arlington, VA; Middlebury College, Middlebury, VT; Millsaps College, Jackson, MS; Niagara University, Niagara, NY; Spelman College, Atlanta, GA; University of Arkansas at Little Rock, Little Rock, AR; University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY; University of Notre Dame, South Bend, IN; Virginia Military Institute, Lexington, VA; Washington and Lee University, Lexington, VA

Summer Housing Resources

Be sure to investigate each site before choosing a place to live.

Multiple Cities

• CampusRent – find apartments (and even roommates) on and around college campuses

• InternHousing.com – an employer-sponsored site. (Your employer pays for the password.) See the Center for Career and Professional Development for a list of participating employers.

• Roommates.com – roommate matching service

• Student Rent – find off-campus housing in a variety of cities

• Sublet.com – apartments and rooms available to sublet directly from the owners

Atlanta

• Summer Intern Housing Program – affordable apartment rentals on the campus of Emory University

• Emory’s University’s Off-Campus Housing Finder – locate summer housing around Atlanta

Boston

• Boston College – summer sublet listings at Boston College

• BostonForRent.com – apartments, roommate listings, and list of all colleges in the area

• Emmanuel College Summer Housing – affordable summer housing for non-Emmanuel College interns on their campus

• Luxury Apartment Communities—Boston – apartment rental source

• Suffolk University – summer housing for interns and others in the heart of Boston at Suffolk University

• Summer Housing at MIT – summer housing available in MIT’s well-kept fraternity houses

California

• University of California—Irvine – summer housing at Hotel UCI for non-UCI students

Chicago

• The Buckingham – apartment-style living for students in downtown Chicago

• Chicago Apartment Finders – short-term apartment rentals (furnished) for summer interns right in the heart of Chicago

• Chicago Summer Intern Housing – housing for any student interning in Chicago at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago

• Just Passing Through – month-to-month apartment rentals in Chicago

• Summer Intern Housing UIC – furnished apartments for summer interns at University of Illinois—Chicago

• University Center Summer Housing – summer housing in the heart of Chicago’s Educational Corridor. (Call 312.924.8089 for summer housing rates.)

• Westside Rentals– apartment rentals in Los Angeles, Orange County, and San Diego

Florida

• Orlando Area Student Intern Society – fully furnished, all inclusive housing for interns from around the country/world

Kentucky

• Kentucky Kernel – University of Kentucky’s newspaper. (Click on the FOR RENT and/or ROOMMATE WANTED sections under CLASSIFIEDS.)

• Lexington Relocation Services – one, two and three-bedroom fully-furnished apartments (includes utilities, cable, internet, washer/dryer, and weekly housekeeping.) Ask for special Centre Intern Rate!

• Louisville Relocation Services – one, two and three-bedroom fully-furnished apartments (includes utilities, cable, internet, washer/dryer, & weekly housekeeping.) Ask for special Centre Intern Rate!

New York

• Columbia University Summer Intern Housing – summer internship housing for non-Columbia University students

• Educational Housing Services – rated #1 for student housing in New York

• International House NY – summer Housing for interns and graduate students. (Application deadline for summer is April 15.)

• New York University Summer Housing • summer student housing at New York University

• Polytechnic University Summer Housing – housing available to all students at Polytechnic University (in Brooklyn)

• School of Visual Arts – summer housing for interns at the School of Visual Arts

• The New School Summer Housing – summer housing in Manhattan

• Y2 Residence – housing for college students and student interns at the 92nd Street YMCA

Washington D.C.

• D.C. Housing Guide – list of neighborhoods, apartments, and sublets throughout D.C. that are popular areas for college students, recent graduates, and young professionals

• Catholic University of America – summer housing on-campus for students participating in internships, research, or studies in D.C.

• George Mason University – internship housing at the Fairfax, Virginia campus

• George Washington University – on-campus summer housing for individuals and groups

• Georgetown University Summer Housing – on-campus internship housing. (Click on non-GU student interns.)

• The International Student House – temporary housing for international students in D.C. (rates include daily breakfasts and dinners)

• Washington Intern Student Housing – internship housing for students doing summer internships on Capitol Hill

Summer Jobs

• American Camping Association – search for an ACA-accredited summer camp position nationwide

• Back Door Jobs – unique and alternative summer jobs and internships

• Cool Works – seasonal positions nationwide

• Serious Fun Camps – camps for children with serious medical illnesses. (Visit each camp’s website for specific summer program and staffing information.)

• Peterson’s Summer Opportunities – search for summer camps, academic, and travel programs

• Resort Internship & Seasonal Employment Guide – lists a variety of summer internship positions by state. (Enter Centre for username and Colonels for password.)

• The Center for Courageous Kids – summer camp in Kentucky serving kids from across the nation with medical challenges


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