The internship search
Find your focus
Be clear about your goals and what you would like to
get out of an internship. Here are some questions to ask yourself:
- What type of experience are you
hoping to have?
- Do you want to receive academic credit or funding?
- Many CEHD majors require an internship or field experience as part of your degree requirements for graduation. Connect with your major advisor to determine their specific requirements.
- What skills would you like to
- What career fields or industries
- What type of organization is a good
fit? (government, for-profit,
non-profit, education, large, small)
- How do people in your field connect with each other?
Learn how to research careers.
Create an effective resume, cover letter, and portfolio
Having good marketing materials (resume, cover letter,
and portfolio) is essential to a successful internship
search. Begin creating your materials early!
Find internship opportunities
- Apply to on-campus interviews through Handshake
- Attend CEHD career events and campus job fairs.
- Create a list of organizations you
would like to intern with and contact
them directly. Many internship positions
are not advertised.
- Share your career interests with who you know and see who they can also connect you with. This is the best way to learn about unadvertised opportunities.
- Create your own internship with an
organization that does not have a
current internship program.
Prepare for the interview