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  1. Internship Search Engines - All disciplines
  2. US Job Search Engines
  3. Internship Sites for Specific Disciplines
  4. US University Careers Web Pages
  5. American Newspapers
  6. Personal Contacts
  7. International Affairs or Careers Advisor
  8. Trade Associations
  9. Direct E-mails
  10. Accommodation Links
  11. Maps

 Internship Search Engines - All disciplines

  1. The Riley Guide
    Employment opportunities and job resources on the Internet.
  2. Collegegrad.com
    Lists over 5,000 internships from all disciplines.
  3. The Princeton Review
    Searchable database for an internship in more than 175 different fields.
  4. Internship USA
    Listing of internships - all disciplines.
  5. JobbankUSA
    Searchable database with a search field for interns.
  6. Intern Jobs
    Searchable database of only internship jobs.
  7. Internship.com
    A website where you can purchase books on finding internships specific to your degree.
  8. Coolworks.com
    An extensive listing of internships available throughout the USA in all disciplines.
  9. The Job Resource
    Search for internship/co-op jobs by job type (accounting, etc.), company type (advertising, etc.), location (state in the US or country), and keyword.
  10. The John F. Kennedy Center for Performing Arts
    20 internships offered per semester in a variety of areas including advertising, development, education (local and national programs), press relations, production, programming, technology, volunteer management, finance, and facilities.
  11. Job-Applications.com
    Find hundreds of printable job applications and online employment forms

 General US Job Search Engines

Many students choose to find their own job, because it gives them the most flexibility in terms of location and type of job. Most students find a job before they depart for the U.S. Only students from select countries are allowed to find a job once they have arrived. Online resources to help with the job search include:

  1. Career Builder
    Search for internships by field of interest and keyword ‘internship’.
  2. Career City/True Careers
    Searchable database. Click into Job Listings and search by category ‘internship’.
  3. CareerNet
    Search for internships by field of interest and keyword ‘internship’.
  4. Monster.com
    Search for internships by field of interest and keyword ‘internship’.
  5. www.craigslist.org
  6. www.j1jobs.com
  7. www.seasonalemployment.com
  8. www.jobmonkey.com
  9. www.facebook.com—join the CIEE group, where you can connect and network with other CIEE Work & Travel USA students 

 Internship Sites for Specific Diciplines

Agriculture

  1. US Department of Agriculture

Archeology

  1. Archeaological Institute of America

Business/Finance

  1. Careers in Business
    Career information and profiles, searchable database - use keyword ‘internship’ to search.

Communications/Journalism

  1. Magazine Publishers of America
    Internships in the magazine industry.
  2. Knight Ridder newsroom internships
  3. American society of newspaper editors
    Internship listing for journalism students.

Education

  1. The Chronicle of Higher Education Career Network
    Lists positions available in universities, use keyword ‘internship’ to search.

Environment

  1. Environment Careers Organisation
    Lists paid internships in the environmental field.
  2. Environmental Career.com
    Environmental jobs service on the web, use keyword ‘internship’ to search.
  3. Sustainable Business Network

Film and TV

  1. Reeldirt.com
    Showbiz jobs, scripts and other resources such as lists of companies to contact.
  2. Media Line
    Interactive database for the tv industry, graduate entry jobs listed. You will need to become a member.

Government

  1. Student Career Experience Program (SCEP)
    An internship program sponsored by agencies of the federal government.
  2. DC Internships
    For students majoring in public policy, politics, economics and international relations.

IT

  1. Pittsbourgh Technology Council
    Technology orientated internships over the US summer.

Non-Profit/Charity Organisations

  1. Idealist.org
    A non-profit organisation working with 20,000 organisations in 150 countries. Search for internships on this page. Subscribe (no charge) and have announcements sent to you via e-mail.

Tourism/Hospitality

  1. A museum about America and its history with the sea.
  2. Walt Disney World
    A variety of tourism/hospitality roles in an organized internship with one of the most recognizable organizations.

 US University Careers Web Pages

Just as your university's careers centre has a website that you can access to find employment, so do American universities. Searching an American university's career website is another effective way to search for an internship. While some university websites may be password protected (to only allow their students access to the jobs listings), there are a number of universities that you can still access. Here is a sample of a few:

 American Newspapers

These can be an excellent primary source, as they carry specific job advertisements as well as general information about industries and locations which can lead you on to other research. These publications are available at major newsagencies in larger cities, in some Public and University Libraries, in the American Studies Department at universities, in US consulates, and on the web.

 Personal Contacts

Sometimes our best contacts are right in front of us. Talk to your lecturers and tutors, as many of them have either come from a business background or have connections to people in your desired field. Ask whether they have any contacts in the States, get them to suggest organisations you should approach directly or whether they have any general tips or suggestions.

Talk to your friends, your parents and their friends to see if they have any connections with the USA. You are not asking them to give you a job, just requesting a contact or an address. This is a very common way to find a position in the USA.

 International Affairs or Careers Advisor

Your university/college's Careers Office may have lists of employers who have US connections. The Careers Advisor may have some helpful information and may be able to give you other general advice or specific contacts.

 Trade Association

The US Chamber of Commerce and other professional organisations will have US contacts or listings of American organisations and related businesses that can be good primary sources.

 Direct Emails

When new internships become available we send out an e-Newsletter about the job, together with employer contact details, directly to potential applicants. Make sure you have registered your contact details with us and you will benefit by hearing about new opportunities as soon as they become available.

 Useful Accommodation Links

Accommodation: Hotels, Hostels

  1. www.hotelguide.com
  2. www.hostels.com

Accommodation: Longer-Term

  1. www.rent.net/
  2. www.aptselector.com/

Local Area Info

  1. www.citysearch.com
  2. www.town-usa.com/

 Maps

  1. www.mapquest.com