Since most companies recruit their interns through online posts, searching for an opportunity on the world-wide-web has proven to be one of the best options for students. After some experience in the internship marketplace and having had the chance to use various platforms hunting for the right internship, here are the top 5 websites we think will land you the perfect opportunity.
Graduateland: this very intuitive platform has more than 350.000 registered users, and through its partnerships with over 20 universities worldwide, has a reach of over 450.000 students. Once you log on and create your profile, you can look for different job opportunities according to industry, job type and location. After you have set the specific criteria, you can crete a Job Agent, which sends you a notification as soon as a job that satisfies your requests is posted.
LinkedIn: amongst other things, this very powerful professional tool has proven to be very useful to search for internship listings. To do so you have to go to the jobs tab at the top of the page and type “internship” in the search box. Then you may narrow your search by filling in the boxes on the left side of the page. We searched for “human resources internship” in New York City and were flooded with pages of listings. The only major downside is that there is no way to filter for paid or unpaid positions.
Internships.com: this is the world’s largest internship platform displaying up to 60,000 opportunities at 25,000 companies in 8,800 cities in the US. It shows all paid and unpaid, full and part-time offers. By making an account you can also exploit their popular “Internship Predictor”, which matches you with specific opportunities according to your personality and references.
Internmatch.com: this website consists of a blog and forum where you can ask for advice on your application or even complain about your internship experience. It has an easy search button that filters the listings based on location and interests and it also lets you look for entry-level jobs: something that comes in handy when you are a fresh graduate.
Glassdoor: this company gathers its internship listing from from different sources like corporate websites, partnerships with job boards or directly from employers. Its main advantage is that the user can search for salaries, company reviews or interview tips. In the search fields, we inserted “paid marketing internship” in Berlin and obtained 8 listings.