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Internships

"Nothing ever becomes real until it is experienced." ~ John Keats

 

Why Intern?

For those entering the workforce, internships are no longer optional.

In our “new” economy, 45% of young adults under 25 remain unemployed. And in 2010, 80% of graduates did not expect to have a job soon after graduation — up dramatically from just 49% the year before.

Without jobs waiting for them, students must plan their career paths years in advance — and career-relevant internships are the key to success. And for good reason: 9 out of 10 direct-from-college jobs will go to students with experiential education on their resumes. ~ (Source: Youtern powered by Interns)

 

During the 2013-2014 academic year, 132 academic and non-academic internships were recorded!

 

 

 

Sweet Briar College Internship Handbooks

Internship Guide For Students (Click here!)

Internship Guide For Employers (Click here!)

                  Internship Guide for Faculty (Click here!)

Internship Required Forms 

 Internship for Academic Credit Forms (Click Here!)

 Internship for Non-Credit Forms (Click Here!)

Student Internship Evaluation Form   

                               (Submit online upon completion of Academic Credit Internship.)

                                      Evaluation Form for Employer                        
                            (PDF format. Complete at end of Academic Credit Internship and return to Career Services.)

 


Internship Search Databases (meta-sites)

 SBC Career Services Center Facebook page: Internship & Career Opportunities posted daily!


Best Internships for College Students/Experience.com

 

Get That Gig: Internships to full-time positions; lots of cool and unique opportunities

 

InternSearch.com

 

InternMatch Internships: A free listing resource that helps students find internship opportunities. InternMatch highlights paid and summer internships while having a leading list of start up and non-profit positions.

 

Internship Programs.com

 

Internships.com

 

InternZoo.com

 

Internqueen.com

 

Internsushi.com

 

Internships 4 You

 

JobWeb - Maintained by the National Assoc. of Colleges and Employers, JobWeb contains thousands of job and internship postings, as well as links to dozens of career-related sites.

Onedayoneinternship.com

 

Urban Employ

INROADS -Internships for Minority Students

 

Monster.com

 

Indeed.com Internships/Jobs

Choosing a Gap Year Voluntary Work Project

GoingGlobal 

Dream Careers

 

Cool Jobs "What you need, when you need it" Internships/Jobs

 

Back Door Jobs/Cool Internships Seasonal, Adventure & Nature jobs. Work abroad. Volunteer Vacations

Wetfeet


Fine and Performing Arts Internship Sites:

College Art Association (various locations) 
Use the search feature to find internships listed on the website

Entertainment Careers.net (various locations)

Kennedy Center (Washington, D.C.)
Internships in advertising; development; education; facilities; finance; General Counsel's office; National Symphony Orchestra; press; programming and production; technology and electronic media

Philadelphia Museum of Art: Museum Studies Internship Program (Philadelphia, PA)

Shakespeare Theatre Company (Washington, D.C.)
Internships in administrative opportunities: artistic administration; development; education; general management; graphic design; public relations/marketing; production opportunities: 
costumes; lighting; production management; sound; stage management; stage properties; and technical direction

Studio Theatre: Washington D.C.'s Home of the Contemporary Theatre (Washington, D.C.)

Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts (Vienna, VA): Internship Opportunities in Wolf Trap Opera Company (directing, administrative, stage management, technical theater, scenic/prop painting, costuming); Education; Development;Communications and Marketing (marketing, advertising sales/group sales, graphic design, publications, media relations, photography); Program and Production; Human Resources; Accounting; Ticket Services; Information Systems; Internet Programs; Planning and Initiatives; Special Events; and Arts Education Partnership


Health and Health Policy Internship Sites:

Advocates for Youth (Washington, D.C.) 
Creates programs and promotes policies that help young people make informed and responsible decisions about their sexual health

Alliance for Health Reform (Washington, D.C.) 
Seeking interns with coursework experience in history, political science, economics, journalism, or mass communications 

American Public Health Association (Washington, D.C.) 
Provides internships in the following areas: advertising and marketing; government relations; communications; journalism; international health; scientific and professional affairs; memberships and marketing; and section affairs and marketing

American Medical Students Association (Reston, VA) 
Use the search feature to find numerous internships, including Health Policy, Universal Health, Global HIV/AIDS, and Presidential Internship on Research & National Priorities

Center for Disease Control Office of Minority Health (various locations)

Campaign for Tobacco Free Kids (Washington, D.C.) 
Paid internships in the communications, advocacy, constituency relations, and research departments provided each semester and during the summer

Center for Food Safety (Washington, D.C.) 
A non-profit public interest and environmental advocacy organization working to address the impacts of our industrial food production system on human health, animal welfare, and the  environment. Provides paid internships.  

Center for Science in the Public Interest (Washington, D.C.) 
A non-profit consumer organization conducting innovative programs in nutrition, alcohol, and food safety, which provides paid 10-week internships in the following areas: Nutrition and Public Policy; Nutrition Action Newsletter; Alcohol and Public Policy; Grassroots Advocacy; Food Safety; Foundation Fundraising; Communications; Integrity in Science; Food and Agriculture; and Litigation Projects

D.C. Department of Health (Washington, D.C.)

Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (Washington, D.C.) 
Provides semester-long internships on the following departments: Communications; Policy; Development; Research; and Programs 

Families USA (Washington, D.C.)
Internships provided in the following departments: Communications; Health Policy; Outreach/Publications; Web Development

Food Research Action Center (Washington, D.C.) 
A non-profit organization working to improve public policies to eradicate hunger and under- nutrition in the United States

Health Career Connection

Health Management & Policy Summer Internship Program

Institute for Diversity in Health Management - Summer Enrichment Program

NAADAC: The Association for Addiction Professionals (Alexandria, VA) 
NAADAC members generally work as drug and alcohol abuse counselors. Paid internships available in the following areas: State Liaison; Public Relations; Government Relations; and Education and Training

National Human Services Assembly (nation-wide)

National Institutes of Health (Washington, D.C.) 
Research and training opportunities to help students find internship and jobs

National Institute for Health Care Management (Washington, D.C.) 
Provides paid internships or internships for credit

National Mental Health Association (Alexandria, VA)

National Women's Health Network (Washington, D.C.) 
Provides year-round paid internships that help participants develop health research skills while exploring the worlds of public policy, health education, and feminist organizing. 

Physicians for Social Responsibility (Washington, D.C.) 
Provides both unpaid internships and internships with a stipend

U.S. Department of Health & Human Services: Administration on Aging (Washington, D.C.) 
Unpaid internships primarily located at Washington D.C. headquarters, but also have potential placements available in nine regional offices including: Seattle, San Francisco, Denver, Dallas, Chicago, Kansas City, Atlanta, New York City, and Boston

U.S. Department of Health & Human Services: Administration on Children, Youth and Families

U.S. Department of Health & Human Services: Indian Health Service Job Vacancies Database
Underneath “Job Series Code”, select “Summer Employment 9999”

Whitman-Walker Clinic (Washington, D.C.) 
A non-profit organization that provides health care services to the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender community, including HIV/AIDS care. Non-clinical internships available in art therapy, network systems, preferred provider information, legal and compliance.


Liberal Arts Internship Sites:

Alliance for Health Reform (Washington, D.C.) 
Seeking interns with coursework experience in history, political science, economics, journalism, or mass communications 

American Bar Association
Numerous internship opportunities in law

Ayuda, Inc. (Washington, D.C.) 
Internships available to undergraduate, graduate, and law school students in one of the following areas: Immigration Program, Domestic Violence/Family Law program, administrative/fundraising. Unpaid but willing to assist with externship credit or fellowships

Center for International Environmental Law (Washington, D.C.)

The Editorial Projects in Education, Inc. edweek.org (Bethesda, MD) 
Editorial Projects in Education Inc. publishes Education Week, American education's newspaper of record, Teacher Magazine, edweek.org and Agent K-12. We also publish periodic special reports on issues ranging from technology to textbooks. The Editorial Projects in Education Research Center offers paid internships on an ongoing basis

Harrisonburg Turks Baseball (Harrisonburg, VA) 
Unpaid spring and summer internships run from January through the second week in August and fall under the categories of Communications, Radio Broadcasting, and Sports Management

Journalism Jobs and Internships (various locations) 
Hosted by UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism

Journalist's Road to Success (various locations) 
Jobs, scholarships, internships, and group in journalism

Kennedy Center in Washington D.C. (Washington, D.C.) 
Internships in advertising; development; education; facilities; finance; General Counsel's office; National Symphony Orchestra; press; programming and production; technology and electronic media

NASA History Division
Part of the Office of External Relations at NASA Headquarters, they maintain archival materials to answer research questions from NASA personnel, journalists, scholars, and students. They also edit and publish several books and monographs each year and maintain a large number of websites on NASA history. Looking for interns with strong research, writing, and editing skills

Norfolk Southern
Internships and co-ops available in Human Resources, Information Technology, Marketing, and Public Relations

TV & Broadcast Opportunities (various locations)

Shenandoah Valley Technology Council Internship Program (VA)

Smithsonian Internships (Washington, D.C.)

Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts (Vienna, VA) 
Internship Opportunities in Wolf Trap Opera Company (directing, administrative, stage management, technical theater, scenic/prop painting, costuming); Education; Development;
Communications and Marketing (marketing, advertising sales/group sales, graphic design, publications, media relations, photography); Program and Production; Human Resources; Accounting; Ticket Services; Information Systems; Internet Programs; Planning and Initiatives 
Special Events; and Arts Education Partnership

WVPT: Virginia's Public Television (Harrisonburg, VA) 
Internships available with the following departments: Corporate Communications/Public Relations; Engineering; Development; Education Services


Government and Non-Profit Internship Sites:

City Year (various locations)
An "action tank" for national service, City Year seeks to demonstrate, improve and promote the concept of national service as a means for building a stronger democracy. City Year's vision is that one day, the most commonly asked question of a young person will be, "Where are you going to do your service year?"

ESL 101 (various locations)

We list ESL and expat teaching jobs, provide free resources for English teachers and information about TESL, TEFL and working abroad.

IdeaList (various locations) 
Over 45,000 nonprofit and community organizations in 165 countries, which you can search or browse by name, location or mission. Also includes thousands of volunteer opportunities in your community and worldwide, and a list of organizations that can help you volunteer abroad.

FedJobs.com: Federal Internships (various locations)

National Democratic Institute for International Affairs (Washington, D.C.)

Opening Minds: The Washington Region for Justice and Inclusion (Silver Spring, MD) A non-profit organization committed to upholding the values of equality, understanding, and respect for all people; through the use of training sessions, collaboration, and conflict mediation, they fight oppression, prejudice, and discrimination. Internships available with WRJI’s youth program, Youth Building Bridges

Sierra Club, Legislative Office (Washington, D.C.) 
Internship opportunities in one of our nation's largest grassroots conservation organizations

Shared Hope (Arlington, VA) 
Non-profit organization working to rescue women and children in crisis and eradicate worldwide sex trafficking/slavery through education. Opportunities in communication and public awareness; law; and public policy--create research projects, work on public relations campaigns, and develop outreach opportunities

Student Conservation Association (SCA) (various locations) 
Conservation internships available in many disciplines: archaeology; American history; backcountry and wilderness management; cave management; communications and public relations; environmental education; engineering and surveying; forestry; geography and GIS/GPS; geology and paleontology; historical interpretation and research; horseback patrol; hydrology and water resources; land interpretation and visitor services; photography; range management and plant taxonomy; recreation management; trail construction and maintenance; wildlife and fisheries

U.S. Department of State (U.S. and international) 
A broad range of academic majors is sought in areas such as Business; Public Administration; Social Work; Economics; Information Management; Journalism; and Biological, Physical and Engineering Sciences

U.S. Government Printing Office (Washington, D.C.)

The Washington Center (Washington, D.C.) 
Select the link "Career Internship Program" for more information

Washington Internship Institute (Washington, D.C.)

White House Internship Program (Washington, D.C.) 
Numerous internship opportunities in the following areas: Office of Presidential Advance; Cabinet Affairs; White House Counsel; Communications; Correspondence; Domestic Policy Council; Faith-Based and Community Initiatives; White House Fellows Office; Intergovernmental Affairs; Media Affairs; First Lady's Office; National Economic Council; Office of the Vice President; Political Affairs; Public Liaison; Photo Office; Presidential Personnel; Scheduling; Speechwriting; Strategic Initiatives; Travel Office; USA Freedom Corps; White House Management; White House Personnel; Visitors Office.


Science, Math and Environmental Internship Sites:

ADNET Systems, Inc. (Washington, D.C.) 
ADNET administers various government agency internships for undergraduate and graduate students--internships will be matched as closely to your field of study as possible in Washington D.C. and field offices throughout the U.S.

Audubon Employment and Internships (AZ, CA, CT, DC, FL, OH, MD, ME)

Aullwood Audubon Center and Farm (Dayton, OH) 
Internship concentration areas: Naturalist; Organic Farming; Administrative Assistance; Museum Store Operation; and Maintenance. Summer and fall interns assist Earth Adventure classes. Weekly stipend of $175 and housing provided for five interns a semester (fall, spring, and summer)

American Association for the Advancement of Science (Washington, D.C.) 
Internships available for Science and Policy Programs and Science Magazine

American Zoo and Aquarium Association (various locations) 
Type "internship" in search feature

Association for Women in Science (Washington, D.C.) 
Paid internships available year-round, each lasting 2-4 months in the areas of marketing, publications, and grant-writing. They try to tailor your educational and work-related needs to the goals of the organization 

Association for Women Geoscientists (various locations) 
Browse the internships at the bottom of the page

Center for Food Safety (Washington, D.C.) 
A non-profit public interest and environmental advocacy organization working to address the impacts of our industrial food production system on human health, animal welfare, and the  environment. Provides paid internships

Environmental Careers Opportunities (various locations)

Foundation On Economic Trends (Washington, D.C. / Bethesda, MD) 
Internships in the Washington, D.C. area for people interested in emerging trends in science and technology and their impacts on the environment, the economy, culture and society

International Biopharmaceutical Association (various locations) 
Focusing on the Biopharmaceutical Industry and Clinical Research

ISAT Career Café

Merck & Company, Inc. (various locations) 
A global, research-driven pharmaceutical company that offers paid internships between 10-12 weeks during the summer. Most internships are located at facilities in West Point, PA; Rahway, NJ; and Whitehouse Station, NJ, though others are offered in Puerto Rico; Kirkland, WA; Charlotte, NC and more

National Science Foundation (Arlington, VA)

National Security Agency (Ft. George G. Meade, MD) 
NSA's internships offer students the opportunity of helping the National Security Agency protect and defend the United States critical information systems

NatureJobs.com (various locations) 
Select the subject and work type as "Internship"

Naval Research Laboratory (various locations) 
NREIP provides competitive research internships to approximately 175 undergraduate students each year. Students typically spend 10 weeks during the summer doing research at approximately 12 Department of Navy laboratories

Orthotic and Prosthetic Assistance Fund (Washington, D.C.)
OPAF offers paid internships for undergraduates, recent graduates, and grad students who wish to learn about nonprofit programs for people with physical disabilities and public service in the fields of orthotics and prosthetics

Physicians for Social Responsibility (Washington, D.C.)
The PSR Environment and Health Program provides internships in advocacy and public education about the health and environmental threats posed by global climate change and by persistent organic pollutants

Science.gov: FirstGov for Science Internships and Fellowships (various locations)

Sea Grant Mid-Atlantic Internships and Fellowships (Solomons, MD or Cambridge, MD)
Provides opportunities for students to conduct marine research in biology, chemistry and physical oceanography on the Chesapeake Bay

Smithsonian Environmental Research Center (Washington, D.C.)
Provides students with hands-on experience in the fields of environmental research and education. Selected candidates will receive a stipend of $400.00 per week. Limited on-site dormitory space may be available for $75.00 per week

Student Conservation Association (SCA) (various locations nation-wide) 
Conservation internships available in many disciplines: archaeology; American history; backcountry and wilderness management; cave management; communications and public relations; environmental education; engineering and surveying; forestry; geography and GIS/GPS; geology and paleontology; historical interpretation and research; horseback patrol; hydrology and water resources; land interpretation and visitor services; photography; range management and plant taxonomy; recreation management; trail construction and maintenance; wildlife and fisheries

U.S. Census Bureau (Washington, D.C.)
Internships and summer jobs available in the areas of analysis, mathematical analysis, information technology, geography, and general office assistance

U.S. Department of Energy
Browse fellowships and internships in energy research; science; biological and environmental; high energy physics; and nuclear science

Virginia Equine Imaging (Middleburg, VA) 
A lameness, diagnostic imaging and sports medicine specialty practice that provides paid internships and externships to students interested in veterinary medicine and therapy.


International Study and Internship Sites:

Cultural Embrace

Intern Abroad.com

Study Abroad.com


Camps and Summer Jobs:

Back Door Jobs.com

Camp Staff.com

Cool Works.com

D.C. Parks and Recreation (Washington, D.C.)
Summer employment opportunities in aquatics life guarding, day camps, and residential, daycare, and maintenance staff positions in the nation's Capitol

Hanover Recreation

IdeaList
Over 45,000 nonprofit and community organizations in 165 countries, which you can search or browse by name, location or mission. Also includes thousands of volunteer opportunities in your community and worldwide, and a list of organizations that can help you volunteer abroad.

SummerJobs.com