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This handout provides students and those helping students with information on how to find and apply for internships.

This handout provides students and those helping students with information on how to find and apply for internships.

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  • 1. Career Center Duke Career Center • studentaffairs.duke.edu/career • 919-660-1050 • Bay 5, Smith Warehouse, 2nd Floor • 114 S. Buchanan Blvd., Box 90950, Durham, NC 27708 Internship Resources What To Do Before the Internship: • Determine internship preferences, i.e. industry, skills to develop, location, type of company (large vs. small vs. start-up), financial needs, etc. • Prepare application materials - resume/CV and cover letter, professional references, etc. • Practice interview techniques and conduct a mock interview • Glance at existing internship postings to clarify interests, customize application materials and start networking! The Search: • Let your family, friends, faculty and friends of friends know you are looking for an internship. Talk with alumni - conduct an informational interview using DukeConnect. • Attend the Career Center career fairs including the Career & Summer Opportunities Fair in January • Participate in the Career Center On-Campus Recruiting Program through eRecruiting • Meet with a career counselor • Keep networking! Applying to Internships: • Keep a log with employer names, date of application, date of follow-up, notes, etc. • Remember quality of application over quantity of applications • Tailor your resume/CV accordingly • Have a professional email and voicemail • Respond promptly to all messages • Maintain a professional online presence: Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, etc. • Network, network, network! Resources Available Through Duke Career Center: Internship Search • eRecruiting Database • Internship Series Online Database • iNet Internship Database • UCAN Internship Database • Experiential Opportunities for Undergraduates (via Career Center website: Online Tools & Resources) • Experiential Opportunities for Graduate Students (via Career Center website: Online Tools & Resources) • GoinGlobal • CareerBeam
  • 2. Duke Career Center • studentaffairs.duke.edu/career • 919-660-1050 • Bay 5, Smith Warehouse, 2nd Floor • 114 S. Buchanan Blvd., Box 90950, Durham, NC 27708 Internship Funding Options • Career Center Internship Funding Program • Funding sources at Duke University (via Career Center website: Online Tools & Resources) • Part-time employment or on-campus work (via dukelist.duke.edu) Internship Credit Options • Academic Department (varies by disciplines) • Trinity College Academic Internship Policy General Resources Online: • Internship Boards: internships.com, internmatch.com, internweb.com • Local Start-Ups: downtowndurhamstartups.com, thestartupfactory.co • Comprehensive Job Boards: indeed.com, simplyhired.com • Social Media Resources: twitjobsearch.com, linkedin.com