Searching for Internship Opportunities

Before applying to internships, it is recommended that you meet with someone in the University’s Career Services Office to review your resume and cover letter and help you prepare for interviews.

You can find internship opportunities in a variety of ways including, but not limited to, the following:

  • Connect with the Director of Internships & Experiential Learning.
  • Pay attention to University emails for internship opportunities in your major.
  • Look for opportunities on the MU Portal. Information on available internships is posted on the myMU Portal under Internships.
  • Network with classmates, alumni, previous employers, family, friends, and professional organizations.
  • Attend the University ENCCA Career Fair in February and other career fairs in your field of study.
  • Speak with your Academic Advisor or Program Director about internship opportunities.
  • Take advantage of guest speaker opportunities on campus to connect with potential employers. Sometimes this is done through clubs and organizations related to your major.

Searching for an internship can be an overwhelming experience. Below are some general guidelines and sites to assist with your internship search and application.

  1. When to start applying: Most employers begin recruiting interns eight months before their start date – so don’t wait until the last minute!  Deadlines for summer internships are often in the fall of the preceding year; deadlines for fall internships are often in the spring or summer, and deadlines for spring internships most often occur in the fall.
  2. The application process:
    • Read the application requirements thoroughly so that you don’t miss important deadlines.
    • Submit your application documents in PDF format unless the application requests differently.
    • Most internship applications will accept unofficial transcripts.
    • Remember to apply directly to the company website whenever possible.
    • With all documents, including emails, write professionally and remember to check spelling, capitalization, and punctuation.
  3. Caution:
    • Never provide a company with personal financial information or with any kind of deposit. If prompted to do so, you should suspect that something is not quite right and cease the online application immediately.
    • Request that offers of employment be in writing, and thoroughly read through them before accepting employment. If you accept an offer of employment, you should be prepared to follow through with the internship. If any issues arise concerning your internship, immediately contact your course instructor and Robin Davenport, Director of Internships & Experiential Learning at rdavenport@methodist.edu or (910) 630-7279.
  4. Websites:
    • LinkedIn Jobshttps://www.linkedin.com/jobs/search/. Experience Level = Internships
    • Internships.comInternships.com is the world’s largest internship marketplace bringing students, employers and higher education institutions together in one centralized location.
    • Indeed – Indeed.com/
    • Chegghttps://www.chegg.com/internships/. U.S. Internships, searchable by city, state or major. The website also includes an Internship Predictor to help you evaluate your personal preferences.
    • WayUp https://www.wayup.com/s/internships/. Browse thousands of internships by different categories and majors! Use the save position feature to keep track of internships and deadlines in your dashboard. U.S. positions only.
    • Net Impact – https://www.netimpact.org/careers. Net Impact is the go-to resource for jobs and internships for seekers looking to build careers with positive social and environmental impact.  Search by area of impact as well as experience level.
    • USAJOBS Internshipshttps://www.usajobs.gov/Search/?k=pathways. The Federal Government’s official website. The Internship Program allows students to be exposed to the work of the Government through Federal internships while pursuing their degree. Type in Intern or Internship in Keywords to search.
    • Teamwork Onlinehttps://www.teamworkonline.com/. TeamWork Online matches great talent with jobs in Sports Industry-leading organizations.
    • Club Manager Association of America (CMAA) – https://www.cmaa.org/template.aspx?id=160. CMAA offers a comprehensive job listing for summer internships.
    • Use the MU Career Hub to assist you in searching for internships. This is a free resource available to MU students and alumni. Click the MU Career Hub logo below to get started:

Methodist University Career Hub