What type of internship should I do?
One of the first steps in your internship planning is to decide what career field you would like to explore through your internship. If you are not sure about a career field, check out some of these career research resouces available to you through your R-CareerLink account:
More Online Resources
Also, you can visit Career Services and select a book or two to check out from our supply of almost 200 resources including titles such as Career Opportunities in the Fashion Industry, Careers in Business, Careers for Aquatic Types & Others Who Want to Make a Splash, Great Jobs for Liberal Arts Majors, Ferguson's Green Careers, and many more!
If you need assistance exploring potential career fields, please call Career Services to make an appointment or stop by during our Walk-In Hours.
If you are an international student studying at Rollins on an F-1 Visa, then your internship must be approved as being related to major or minor by the Office of International Student & Scholar Services. Before you begin your internship search, please visit the Curricular Practical Training (CPT) page on the International Student & Scholar Services web site for more information and to access the International Student Internship Approval Form.
How do I find an Internship?
Internships can be found in a variety of ways. There are hundreds of internships available locally in the Orlando area, plus thousands more in every major city in a variety of career fields. In addition, think about creating your own internship. If you are interested in a career field that is not represented in Career Services' listings, we can help you identify other possibilities. Family, friends, and alumni are good contacts.
Below are some resources to get you started.
Hundreds of local (and some nationwide) internships are available through the Career Services “Jobs for Tars” program. You may access Jobs for Tars through your R-CareerLink account. Many of these internships have been pre-approved to receive academic credit. Once you create a R-CareerLink account, you can search for internships by career field, salary, and whether or not they have been pre-approved to receive academic credit.
To access the internship listings, login to your R-CareerLink account, click on the “Jobs and Internships” tab in the top menu on the home page and choose the “Jobs for Tars” option from the drop-down menu. To begin your search, select "Undergrad/Grad Internship (Non-MBA)" for Position Type and then select an area of interest from the Career Field drop-down list.
The Internship Series from the Career Education Institute (CEI Internships) - Accessed via R-CareerLink under the Jobs and Internships tab.
Once you have completed the login, select the "Undergraduate" tab from the top menu to access the internship listings by category. This service includes the following books of internships in the following career fields or industries:
InternMatch.com - Accessed via R-CareerLink under the Jobs and Internships tab.
A nationwide database that allows you to search for internship positions by career field or location. Browse internships by career field, top cities such as New York, Boston, and Washington, DC, and by company name. Use your Rollins.edu e-mail address to register with InternMatch to save searches, receive alerts and gain access to interactive features such as "track this company."
Current Internships In Liberal Arts - Accessed via R-CareerLink under the Jobs and Internships tab.
Updated daily and maintained year-round, this site lists internship opportunities specifically geared toward the knowledge and skills of students studying the liberal arts.
Idealist - www.idealist.org
Access thousands of nationwide internship listings with non-profit and community organizations, businesses and government agencies.
There are additional print resources available for students in the Office of Career Services Resource Library including the National Directory of Arts Internships.
The Rollins Office of International Programs currently offers internship opportunities during the academic year in London. During the summer, students have the opportunity to complete an internship in Madrid. In addition, staff from Career Services and International Programs can assist you in finding an international internship through a Non-Rollins Program.
Additional resources for finding an international internship include:
GlobalEDGE International Internship Directory - http://globaledge.msu.edu/international-internships/
Going Global: Job/Internship Listing - Accessed via R-CareerLink on the left-hand side of the home page