- Meet with a PREPs advisor to get started in your internship search
- Research employers and internship opportunities to develop a prospective list
- Let PREPs help you with your application materials:
- Cover Letter
An internship is a short-term work experience that will allow you to gain relevant knowledge and skills related to a particular career. It's also the best way to explore your career interests and gain experience that will accelerate your career.
Landing an internship may seem overwhelming, but don't let the process scare you away from this important part of your professional development. We've broken the process into nine simple steps.
We recommend allowing yourself at least a semester to adjust to the new challenges and rigors of college. Your academics are your first priority, so if you're struggling to maintain a solid GPA, adding an internship on top of everything else is not the best idea.
However, if you feel you can handle the added work of interning on top of your other responsibilities, then the second semester of your freshman year is a good time to start looking for an internship for the summer or fall semester.
Finding an internship takes time. Allow yourself an entire semester to find an internship that fits your goals and schedule.
There are many places to look for internships, including your current network! Here are some sites that PREPs recommends:
This service connects School of Science students and alumni with exceptional career and internship opportunities.
We've collected a list internships available to students pursuing careers in science, health and technology.
View a wide array of internship opportunities here in Indiana.
Before accepting an internship, there are several factors you need to consider. If you are unsure of any of the following points, make sure to ask your potential supervisor.