Ithaca College uses Handshake - to post thousands of job, internship, fellowship and volunteer opportunities provided by our employer partners each year. It has an intuitive and robust, modern interface, that will greatly enhance your ability to find opportunities. There's also a mobile app for Apple devices so that you can keep up with new opportunities from wherever you happen to be! Download The App Every student receives a Handshake account and you can access yours here! Just use your Netpass credentials to login.
Current Internships in Liberal Arts (Please contact Career Services for log-in information)
You may want to click here to view employment resources which will also help you in your internship search.
- WayUp is one of the largest free internship listing sites and focuses on positions with startup companies, non-profits, and other difficult to find opportunities. The site is flexible and easy to use -- you can easily search different fields and locations, and apply to as many positions as you'd like without any registration required. Also, check out the WayUp Community which is a constantly-updating resource of the latest internship trends, insights, and student success stories.
- Idealist; Nonprofit Internships
- Inroads-Internship opportunities for minority students
- InternshipPrograms.com -- You can look up a company by the name of the company or by the state which you are interested in.
- National Internships
- Paid Internships through VelvetJobs.com
- Organizations with Internship Programs
- Resort Intern Connection -- Bringing together the best and the brightest students from across the country and joining them with the best forward thinking, dynamic organizations in the resort, travel, and tourism fields.
- Rising Star Internships -- listings of internships in many different fields.
- Student Conservation Association Internships and Volunteer Opportunities -- environmental conservation internships.
- UCI International Opportunities Program --This page contains links to related web sites, as well as listings of some of the more well-known programs that exist for international internships
Local/Regional Internship Opportunities
New York City
- DC Job Source-Internship links in major states and the federal government
- Institute for Experiential Learning -- Internships in Washington, DC
- The Fund for American Studies Washington -- D.C. internships.
- The Washington Center for Internships and Academic Seminars -- Places 1,000 students in D.C. each summer.
- The Washington Internship Program
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.
- Class of 2008 Internship Scholarship For Experiential Learning
- Washington, D.C. Scholarship for Summer Interns
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) Handshake 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):
- U.S. Department of State
- The Minority Professional Network (scroll down to Scholarships, Internships and Fellowships)
- The Opportunity Center for Grants, Scholarships, Fellowships, and Internships
- The United Nations Internship Programme (only for students completing internships at the U.N.)
- Scholarships.com - Summer Scholarships
- ProFellow.com - Find fellowships and scholarships
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.