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Internship Search

Searching and Applying for an Internship

When should I apply?

Internships typically follow similar start/end 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 complete internship applications by mid-March.

For national internships in large metro locations such as New York City or Washington D.C., application deadlines begin three to six months before the internship begins. If you would like to intern in Washington D.C., 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 internship 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:

Internship Checklist

Internship Tracking Sheet

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.