Career Center
Duke Career Center • studentaffairs.duke.edu/career • 919-660-1050 •
Bay 5, Smith Warehouse, 2nd Floor • 114...
Duke Career Center • studentaffairs.duke.edu/career • 919-660-1050 • Bay 5, Smith Warehouse, 2nd Floor •
114 S. Buchanan B...
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This handout provides students and those helping students with information on how to find and apply for internships.

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Internship Resources

  1. 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. 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

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