Step 1: Ask yourself:
What kind of work do you want to do once you graduate? Is it very important to you for your internship to be geographically close to school if you’re taking classes at the same time, or can you commute? Would you be willing to move to another city for a summer or a semester? How much money do you need to make, or can you go without a paycheck for a while? Do you want course credit for your internship?
Step 2: Research
*Companies you’re most interested in. *Opportunities your family and friends might know about. *Types of internship openings that are available in your field. To do this, the following are some resources to help you.
**The Career Center lists many internships on its website under Rangertrak. You will need a user name and password to access this list of internships.
**The Career Center also has internship directories available such as The Internship Bible and Peterson Internship Guide.
**Use the internet! Check out the following websites:
If you have a specific company in mind, go to its website and click on the employment section.
**Talk to your professors. Many times they can give you leads on where to find an internship in your field of interest.
Step 3: ApplyIf you do not have your resume put together, get it ready. Tailor your resume to reflect what type of internship you desire. The Career Center will be more than happy to assist as you develop your resume.