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eRecruiting

Ithaca College uses eRecruiting for the posting of job and internship opportunities.  In an average year, over 3,000 jobs and internship opportunities, specifically targeted toward Ithaca College students,  are posted to the site.  Additionally, there is a national site which has thousands of additional opportunities.  Every student receives an account in their first semester.  To begin using your eRecruiting account login using your complete IC e-mail address as your username and your Student I.D. Number as your password.

You may want to click here to view employment resources which will also help you in your internship search.

General Sites

Local/Regional Internship Opportunities

New York City

Washington D.C.

 

Funding Your Internship

Whether your internship is paid or unpaid, there are additional financial costs to consider such as cost of living in the city where your internship will be (e.g. rent, utilities, etc.), transportation to and from your internship site, food costs, extra money for recreation, and paying Ithaca College tuition if your internship is credit-bearing. Even if your internship includes a small stipend, it is likely you will need to look for additional resources to cover these added expenses.

Ithaca College: Career Services coordinates the awards for two scholarships specifically for students completing internships during the summer. Each has its own unique criteria for applications and recipients are selected by a group of faculty and staff. The scholarships are awarded in the spring semester each year. Applications are now available and are due in Career Services no later than Wednesday February 27, 2013.

Part-time work: Consider part-time work in industries such as retail and food service to earn extra money during the times in the week you are not working at your internship, particularly if your internship is less than 20 hours per week. Utilize resources including (but not limited to) eRecruiting or indeed.com to search for part-time jobs listed in your area.

Grants and Scholarships:

Grants and scholarships are monetary awards that do not need to be paid back to the organization that awards them. A small number of grants and scholarships exist for students completing internships.

Similar to academic scholarships, the internship location and/or type of internship you are doing can impact the number of internship scholarships you could be eligible to apply for. Make sure you research carefully and understand the criteria for each scholarship before applying. Sometimes academic scholarship money can also be used to cover internship expenses or to cover tuition if your internship is credit-bearing. Contact the organization that funds any academic scholarships you may receive for details regarding what your scholarship money may be used for. Additionally, there are a number of organizations that grant scholarships (for both academic and internships) to students of underrepresented groups (such as women or ALANA students).

Grants are typically available for research purposes or graduate students, and many grant applications can be found on professional association websites.

Internship Scholarships can be found through a variety of online resources including (but not limited to):

Loans: Whether government funded, from a private organization/bank, subsidized, or unsubsidized, student loans need to be paid back at a typically low interest rate after graduation. Check with your lenders if you can increase the amount of your current loan to cover some of the extra internship expenses mentioned above. Remember- loans need to be repaid!

Other ways to save money during your internship

  • Share living space! Use rental agencies or realtors to find rooms available for sublet during the summer time (or a semester if you plan to leave Ithaca during the school year for your internship). Sharing expenses like groceries and utilities can allow you extra funds for travel costs or recreation. In many cases, room sublets are also furnished!
  • Live at home! If your family is giving you the opportunity to stay at home (or with a relative that lives close to your internship site) you could be saving a lot of money on rent, travel, and other living expenses.
  • Cut back on amenities: Going to the movies, daily trips to the coffee shop, or buying brand name food products can get expensive very quickly! Summer is only three months long so consider going without or reducing the number of times you splurge on these items.