Searching and Applying for an Internship
When should I apply?
Internships typically follow similar start/ends dates as the academic calendar. For local/regional internships, it is recommended that students apply about two to three months before the start of the internships. For example, if a student is planning on participating in a summer internship, a good goal would be to to complete internship applications by mid-March.
For national internships in large metro locations such as New York City or Washington DC, application deadlines begin three to six months before the internship begins. If you would like intern in Washington DC, applications deadlines may be at the end of the fall semester.
For internships with Federal agencies such as the U.S. Department of State, the Federal Bureau of Investigation or the Central Intelligence Agency, students should plan on completing internships applications nine months in advance. For example, for students interested in interning during the summer, applications should be completed and submitted by October.
For help staying on track, use the following resources:
How do I find an internship?
There are a number of ways students find internships. There are many local, regional and national opportunities. Here are a few resources to get you started.
- CEI Internships
- International Internships from WORLD
Social Impact and Sustainability Internship Opportunities
- AIR Guatemala: The Summer 2016 AIR Guatemala Internship will allow two Stetson students the opportunity to work hand-in-hand with the indigenous population of Guatemala and participate in various activities relating to sustainable agriculture. Thanks to a generous grant from Dr. David Rinker, a member of Stetson University's Board of Trustees, all travel expenses will be fully funded, such as airfare, accommodations and meals.
- Southern Education Foundation: SEF's aim is to expose a new generation of highly motivated and gifted college upperclassmen and graduate students to the importance of improving education for all, especially low-income people who need help the most, by placing students to serve as summer fellows in leading Southern foundations and nonprofit organizations concerned with fairness and improvements in education policy and practice.
- Special Olympics Florida: The mission of Special Olympics Florida is to provide year-round sports training and competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for people with intellectual disabilities who wish to participate, giving them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy and participate in the sharing of gifts, skills, and friendship with their families, other Special Olympics athletes and the community.