Career Center > Jobs & Internships > Finding an Internship
Internships are an excellent way to explore pathways, meet people in your field of interest, and make choices about the kind of career you want. Plus, internships are career catalysts. Internship experience can help you land a full-time role after graduation. Employers seek out candidates with tangible work experience and relevant skills.
There are a variety of tools and strategies to help you
land the right opportunity. There is no right number of internships to
apply to. Cast the net far and wide and apply to multiple internships
that interest you. Here a the basics of finding - and landing - an internship.
What is your major? What fields interest you most? What would be your dream job? Make a list of the
types of experience you’d like to gain, the types of companies (or actual companies) you’d like to work
for. Don’t be afraid to cast a wide net. Targeting one or more job types within a field is a great way to optimize your opportunities.
Explore thousands of job and internship opportunities from employers looking to hire DePaul students and alumni.
These online boards can be helpful especially if you are looking to land an internship in a specific industry or career field.
The mission of these organizations is to further the advancement of a particular profession and its workers.
Indeed is a free service allowing you to upload a resume, create job alert emails, search open positions and apply directly.
Find job and internship opportunities tailored to fit the skills and experience included in your LinkedIn profile.
Connect with professionals who can share knowledge and opportunities to further your career.
Do an internship any time you can get one. Be sure to factor in academic load, specific career goals, industries that interest you and whether you can financially accept both paid and unpaid opportunities. Most companies offer internships year-round while some only offer summer sessions. Do your research and plan accordingly!
The University Internship Program has practical, 4-credit courses that will help you make the most of your internship and fulfill DePaul's experiential learning requirement.