An internship is on-the-job work experience related to your career interests or current field of study. Internships can be paid or unpaid, take place during the summer or anytime during the academic calendar, and last anywhere from a single week to a full year. Internships are opportunities to learn what you like (or don't like) about a field of interest and to acquire experience to help build out your resume.
For help identifying internship opportunities:
- Schedule an appointment with a career coach to discuss the Finding the Right Internship Guide.
- Log in to Handshake. Handshake is Tulane's recruiting platform designed to bring Tulane job seekers and prospective employers together. Students and alumni can upload resumes, search for jobs and internships, apply for positions, register for special employer and career events, and manage an online profile viewable by employers.
- Explore the hidden job market through your network. Statistics show that 80% of jobs are never published and remain hidden in the job market. For this reason, making connections in your industry and networking remains the number one job search strategy.
- Join Tulane Connect to network with Tulane alumni and find a mentor. Leverage your professional network to be introduced to opportunities of interest.
- Register for special industry networking meet-ups available under Events tab in Handshake.
- Use LinkedIn or industry specific websites to network with alumni or professionals in your industry of interest.
- Brainstorm using Networking Matrix, a great place to start when you don't know where to start!
- Attend career fairs. Attend Career Fairs to explore internships or full-time employment opportunities in your fields of interest.
- Sign up for on-campus interviews. Review the list of employers who will be conducting interviews on campus each semester by clicking the Interviews tab in Handshake and applying for opportunities directly through Handshake.