How to Find an Internship
Take an active role:
- Explore these webpages thoroughly (see yellow margin, left); and apply for several internships (10+ is not unusual).
- Approach environmental organizations directly, even if they're not listed here; most would welcome motivated interns!
- Read the ENSP Advising News -- it's sent weekly during the semester.
for Careers4Terps (C4T) -- it's free! and lists loads of additional internships and part-time jobs.
- Attend Career Fairs & Networking Sessions sponsored by the University Career Center.
- Ask profs and TAs; and listen for in-class announcements.
- Keep a file of prospective internships -- and keep track of application deadlines so you don't miss anything.
- Check here for guidance regarding resumes and cover letters.
- Submit an internship proposal in advance if you plan to earn credit for your internship.
Students who don't gain undergraduate experience often find themselves in "post-graduate" internships, instead. This is especially true for policy students. New college graduates come from all over the country to work in DC and are willing to do so for free to get a foot in the door. Get your "free" experience now, so you can be paid for your efforts post-graduation!