Psi Chi Honor Society
Department of Psychological
& Brain Sciences:
Internship Search Strategies
Why do you need a "search strategy"? 80% of all internship & job opportunities are never posted online, they are part of the hidden job market. Some opportunities don't even exist until a student meets with a professional and they realize that they could establish a mutually beneficial working relationship.
- Start by considering what makes an internship experience valuable, then determine your internship goals, and think about what you can do to make the most of your internship.
- Search internship, job, or volunteer opportunity databases - to find an opening or to get ideas about the types of experiences you can create via networking. Check out the links below.
- Network your way into an internship experience - start with a letter or cold-call and work your way up to informational interviews and job-shadowing.
- Volunteer your way into an internship. Demonstrate your reliability, initiative, and value to a professional or organization by taking on an entry-level volunteer position and, over time, you may work your way into a very valuable role. Explore over 150 Volunteering Opportunities of Interest to Psychology Majors.
Career Development Center internship search resources for all career fields:
Internship & Job Search Databases:
Get help setting goals & searching:
The Hutton Honors College administers grant programs to support internship opportunities for highly-motivated undergraduates. Learn more about the Pre-Professional Experience Internship Grant, International Experiences Program Grant, and Teaching Internship Grant.