An internship is simply a work experience that is a related to the career you are planning to pursue. They may be paid or volunteer positions, and you may or may not choose to receive academic credit for them. Remember that when it comes to making yourself employable, completing internships is one of the most important things you can do!
Option 1: Get the Internship Handout for a fast overview of how to find and apply for internships. This handout quickly covers deciding what you want to do, how to seek out and apply for opportunities, and how to register for academic credit.
Option 2: See where other students have interned. The Internship Database houses both the Internship Application for Academic Credit AND Boise State’s records of past internships. While these are not posted internship opportunities, looking at past internships can give you ideas about what type of internship you could do, and what organizations you might approach about an internship. Search by your major or by a company of interest.
Option 3: Search for internships and other relevant experiences on Handshake. Handshake is the Career Center’s online job posting system. Log in to search for posted internship opportunities (but don’t forget to also search for un-posted opportunities as well!).
Option 4: Learn about Work U, a different way of getting hands-on experience. Through the Work U program, you can be placed with a local organization to work on professional projects under the guidance of a mentor.
Option 5: Learn how to find opportunities, market yourself, write resumes, and interview. The process of finding an internship IS a job search! The information contained in the Job Search section of the Virtual Career Center will help you conduct an effective internship search as well.
Option 6: Make an appointment or email the Career Center. Want personalized assistance? Make an appointment with the Career Center. Phone and video appointments available. Just have a simple question you can’t find the answer to? Use this form and we’ll respond via email.