CSO Posts internship opportunities on IUSBCareers. Students may log into IUSBCareers the same way you log into One.IU or Oncourse. Once you have logged in, you may search job and internship opportunities, register for CSO events, upload a resume and more.
IU South Bend students can also find internship opportunities by:
- Utilizing Internship resources available in Career Services
- Personal contacts and other networking resources
- Other Internet listings
- Major department academic areas
The information super highway is an incredible tool to make your search more productive. However, please remember the importance of personal contacts, follow up procedures, and face to face (or telephone) meetings. Several web sites are listed to assist you in locating an internship of interest to you. Please note: the listing here is not all inclusive. Also, the Career Services Office does not guarantee that information on the Internet is accurate. Please check carefully into all opportunities listed via the Internet to verify quality and accuracy of information.
Narrowing Down Your Choices
Now that you have discovered a large number and variety of possibilities for an internship, you need to begin reducing your list of good internships to a manageable number for further research. It is better to start with several possibilities so that you have the luxury of picking the internship that is right for you. Sometimes it is easy to know which one this will be but here are some hints if the choice becomes tough.
Go back to your reflection and goal setting page and take a look at how you answered the questions. What are your goals and how do these various internship possibilities relate to them? What are your personal preferences for the work environment and will the internship fit those preferences? Which internship is least likely to help you fulfill your objectives?
Organizations’ requirements also help eliminate internship programs for you. Certain internships may be off limits because of your age, year in school, major field of study, or financial resources.
Gathering Information on Organizations
Research each organization on your list of possibilities to gather the information you need in order to do the paring down. The company or organization web site is the best place to find the information you are looking for. If the particular company does not have a web site, you can contact the organization directly for information or stop by the Career Services Office to see if there is information on file.
Details to consider include the following:
- Information on the organization
- How they would use you as an intern
- Financial and residency requirements
- Academic credit options