8 Links for College Summer Internships – Do You Have Yours?

I started interviewing college students for my company’s summer intern program this past week. It’s interesting to compare their resumes, what they’ve done during the college summers past and all of the extra-curricular activities. The money is nice, but it’s oh so much more important to get that experience on your resume (after all, mowing lawn’s for “Long Grass Landscaping” does not add much to your resume). Of course, any job is better than no job during the summer, but it’s never too late to get that summer intern job (well almost never). So today’s post is all about helping you get that summer intern job. Let’s start with the “how to” and then get to the “where”.

  • Students: 6 Best Ways to Get a Summer Internship – This article, from Moneywatch, provides an overview regarding the summer job outlook (an embedded link) and goes on to say that you should not be discouraged in your quest for a summer internship. Some good tips (like, “Can I wear my nose ring to the interview”) as well as the 6 tips.  Lot’s of embedded links for additional information, as well as related links at the bottom of the page.
  • Internzoo.com – If the name of the site is any indication, it sounds like this might be a great place to find those intern jobs. Top of the page are tabs for Advanced Search and Internship Advice. Center page leads with a Job Seeker sign up followed by a Companies box and popular searches. The left hand side of the screen has the latest internship postings. The Advanced search allows you to add locations and types of jobs.
  • CareerRookie.com – “Internships, part-time jobs and entry-level careers” is the tag line for this site. There are links at the top of the page for Resume, Find Jobs, Advice & Resources and Videos. There is a keyword search directly below the tabs which lists over 130 pages of opportunities. Below this are top entry level job categories and Vertical channels followed by featured employers. At the very bottom of the page are additional vertical channels, one of which is Internships.
  • SummerJobs – “Surf for the perfect summer job” according to the site. Top left hand side of the page has links for Search Jobs, Browse Jobs and Featured Employers. The center section also has a list of featured employers while the top right hand side has featured jobs. You can register on the site and have access to additional tools. There were over 500 summer job opportunities when I checked the site.

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  • Twin XL

    Summer internships are a great way to get experience and make some important connections. I would recommend it to all students, especially business students.

  • I came upon a really interesting and cool opportunity from College Pro Painters. It’s not just a regular summer painting job, but it allows college students the opportunity to totally run a College Pro Painting franchise as a franchise manager. This gives college students great leadership and management experience. If you are interested, check out the College Pro Painters website (http://www1.collegepro.com). It seems like it will provide real-life business experience that college students are looking for in summer internships. I know I am definitely applying.