Entry Level, Internship, & Seasonal Jobs
These Web sites specialize in entry level jobs, internships for college and graduate school students, and/or they offer summer/seasonal jobs for students. Most college and university placement offices also provide summer jobs and internship listings, often at sites available only to "subscribing" schools, so check your school's career center to see what they have and to get the passwords and other access information as necessary.
Many Web employment sites also offer entry level, intern/co-op, and short-term job postings, too. Check out the Employment Supersites and Freelancing, Contracting, and Temping. In addition, Job-Hunt links to the employment/careers section of the Websites of more than 8,000 employers.
Looking for your first job? See Job-Hunt's Job Search for New Grads section for articles and advice, and also Job-Hunt's Directory of Fortune 1000 Companies which includes links both to their internship postings and also their current job listings.Search Tip: If there's no category for internship opportunities in a Web job site or if you are using a search engine, test your search terms. A search on the keyword "intern" or "internship" (singular) often, but not always, provides more results than a search on "interns" (plural) or "internships." So, try all 3 terms to be sure.
- American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) - fellowships available annually, with applications available at the start of the academic year.
- Capital Fellows Programs - fellowships within the state of California's government, for those interested in working in public service.
- Internships in Europe - from the University of Rochester in Rochester, New York, internships and opportunities to spend a semester in Europe for credit (if your school participates in the University of Rochester program).
- Internship Links - from California Polytechnic State University ("Cal Poly"), an extensive directory of links to internship sources by category (e.g. agriculture/environment, art, business, communications/media, government, etc.)
- MarineCareers.net - information about careers and opportunities in marine biology, oceanography, ocean engineering, and related fields.
- NASA Learning Center - select your preferred option - grad student research, undergrad student research, fellowships, post-doc programs, etc. available through NASA.
- OneDay/OneInternship - site run by 2006 Cornell grad Willy Franzen is an excellent resource for new grads and others getting started in their careers. OneDay/OneInternship has internship listings plus tips about finding and succeeding in internships as well as "biographies" of different employers.
- OneDay/OneJob - another site run by Willy Franzen to help new grads find jobs.
- Smithsonian Institutions Interns - internships with the Smithsonian's research centers, museums, and outreach programs.
- StudentJobs.gov - jobs in the U.S. Federal Government for students, from summer work and co-op through internships and volunteer service.
- YouthRules - from the U.S. Department of Labor, provides the "Youth [Employment] Rules" for teenagers in the U.S.
For more information and additional resources, read The Washington Post's "Complete Guide to Internships" which offers information about what internships are and how the process works.
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Online job search expert Susan P. Joyce has been observing the online job search world and teaching online job search skills since 1995. A veteran of the United States Marine Corps, Susan is a two-time layoff “graduate” who has worked in human resources at Harvard University and in a compensation consulting firm. Since 1998, Susan has been editor and publisher of Job-Hunt.org. Follow Susan on Twitter at @jobhuntorg and on Google+.JOB-HUNT.ORG Home