The Career Center has helped me with so many different aspects of my Hiram career! The director helped me update my resume and taught me how to write a quality cover letter. The Career Center is continuing to help me as I explore internships and career opportunities.
-Courtney Wade '14 Communication Major
Do these three things: Talk over your interests with your advisor. Meet with the staff in the Career Center to prepare application materials, get advised about interesting internships and plan your strategy. Write a resume, stressing the skills and education you have to offer, and a cover letter/email describing your background and explaining why you are interested in this internship.
Use databases such as these. Start early - late fall and early winter - and apply for 10-15 internships.
Internships by Geographic Location
- Intern Columbus
- Regional Internship Center - Pittsburgh, Southwest Penn.
- Urban Employ internships and jobs - search by city
- Next Gen Interns in Akron
Try aggregators like www.indeed.com or www.simplyhired.com and search by keyword and "intern."
Not Your Ordinary Internships
- One Day One Internship
- Get That Gig
- Idealist for nonprofits
- QuarterLife Internships by the Intern Queen, Lauren Berger
Research organizations that interest you by searching for internships on their websites. Look under "Careers," "About Us," and "Employment." If it's unclear, call and ask if the organization offers internships.
Network with Hiram alumni, professors, friends and family to get suggestions. Use LinkedIn to build your network and connect with employers.
Internships by Career Area
- Arts and Humanities
- Communication and Media
- Computer Science, Technology and Math
- Counseling and Education
- Government, Public Policy and D.C.
- Human Services
- Nonprofit Organizations
- Science, Environmental, Health and Medicine
- Sports and Recreation
- Teaching English Overseas
- Volunteer Service Programs