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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 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 existing internship postings to clarify interests, customize application materials, and start networking! The Search: • Let your family, friends, faculty and friends of those know you are looking for an internship. Talk with alumni - conduct an informational interview using DukeConnect. • Attend the Career Center career fairs including the Internship Fair in February • Participate in the Career Center On-Campus Recruiting Program • Meet with a Career Counselor • Keep networking! Applying to Internships: • Keep a log with employer names, date of application, date of follow-up, etc. • Remember quality of application over quantity of applications • Tailor the resume/CV accordingly • Have a professional email and voicemail • Respond properly to all messages • Maintain a professional online presence: Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, etc. • Network, network, network! Resources Available Through Duke Career Center: Internship Search • FYI@Duke: First-Year Internship Program @ Duke University • eRecruiting Database (netID & password required) • Internship Series Online Database • iNet Internship Database • UCAN Internship Database • Sanford School of Public Policy Internship Database • Experiential Opportunities for Undergraduates (via Career Center website) • Experiential Opportunities for Graduate Students (via Career Center website) • GoingGlobal • CareerBeam (continued on back)
  • 2. Internship Funding Options • Career Center Internship Funding Program (IFP) • Funding sources at Duke University • Part-time employment or work-study: Internship Credit Options • Independent Study Credit • Academic Department (varies by disciplines) • Trinity College Academic Internship General Resources Online: • Internship Boards:,, • Local Start-Ups:, • Comprehensive Job Boards:, • Social Media Resources:,