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Reality check! A slew of businesses have popped up to help match students with internships, charging hundreds to thousands of dollars to help them write resumes, identify potential employers and find summer housing. About three-fourths of all college students have had internships or some type of professional work experience by the time they graduate, says Phil Gardner, director of Michigan State's Collegiate Employment Research Institute. But students shouldn't pay to find an internship, he said, because most universities have career centers where students can search for free. Source : Companies match students with internships, MSNBC, March 6, 2007.
What is an Internship and Should I Consider Doing One? : Follow the links to additional videos from Karen Chopra on such topics as Choosing the Right Career, Next Steps in Choosing a Career, Putting It All Together to Find the Right Career, Researching Careers, The Importance of Values in Choosing a Career, Using Skills and Abilities to Find the Right Career, and Using Your Interests to Find the Right Career.
At one time internships often offered a paycheck along with the chance to get experience. However, more recently, with many more job seekers than positions, this may no longer be the case.


Asian American Journalists Association (AAJA)
Sports Journalism Institute Internship
Deadline : November 2
The Associated Press Sports Editors established the institute to increase racial and gender diversity in the sports departments of America's newsrooms. APSE formed partnerships with AAJA, the National Association of Black Journalists and the National Association of Hispanic Journalists to connect the institute's opportunities with college students aspiring to be sports journalists. The program combines an intensive week of instruction from top professionals with an eight-week paid internship at a print, digital or electronic media outlet. Class session topics range from ethics to photo editing, to how to keep a running score at a baseball game to copy editing. Upon completion of the program, college students receive a $500 scholarship.
Also listed under Grants for Individuals - Journalism, Internships
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CoolWorks.com Internships
Internships in the U.S. with outdoor centers, conservation corps, resorts, national parks, summer camps, etc. Humanitarian and environmental Internship opportunities also available in many countries around the world.
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Corporation for National & Community Service
The Corporation for National Service matches talented, motivated people with opportunities to serve their community and the nation. This is the umbrella organization for the AmeriCorps program that helps serving students pay for college as well as the Learn and Serve, America Reads Challenge, AmeriCorps Promise Fellows and AmeriCorps*VISTA Technology programs.
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Council on Foreign Relations
Volunteer Internships
The Council on Foreign Relations is one of the most respected and influential think tanks in the world today. The staff is made up of highly talented and motivated people who are dedicated to the work of the institution.
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Diversity Abroad International Scholarships and Fellowships Directory
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Employment Opportunities for College Students : Internships, Summer Jobs and Research Training Programs
A compilation of web resources by Francisco Alberto Tomei Torres, Ph.D.
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Environmental Protection Agency
Opportunities for College Graduates, Including Internships
Describes: EPA Intern Program (EIP), Federal Career Intern Program (FCIP), Presidential Management Fellows Program (PMFP), and Office of Research and Development Post Doctoral Program.
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GlobalEdge International Internship Directory
A significantly updated and adapted version of the Directory of International Internships which was created by MSU's International Studies and Programs under the direction of Dr. Charles Gliozzo. The original Directory was first published in 1989 and is now in its sixth edition. The Directory is a reference guide for students, faculty, staff, and administrators to help match students with international internship opportunities offered by two- and four-year colleges and universities, governmental agencies, non-profit groups, private organizations, and corporations.
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Idealist.org Internships Search Engine
Provides a search engine allowing one to restrict search by location, skills, or areas of interest.
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It's online matchmaking for Michigan's college students and employers -- a Web site that links students looking for summer jobs with employers looking for summer help. The site is funded with $2.4 million in public and private money. Michigan's universities often maintain their own Web sites highlighting internships, but the new site brings all of those into one place.
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Michigan State University
Career Services Network
My Spartan Career
The Career Services Network offers on- and off-campus job listings for full-time, part-time, seasonal, and paid internship positions. Requires a MSUNet Id and password.
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Michigan State University
Center for Service Learning and Civic Engagement
The mission of the Service-Learning Center (SLC) is to inform and prepare students for career and civic involvement through community service. The SLC provides MSU students with information on national and international internships opportunities (paid and unpaid) as well as awards and grants via this page.
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Michigan State University
Dr. Charles A. and Marjorie A. Gliozzo Endowed Scholarship for Domestic and International Internships
Deadline : February 27
The Dr. Charles A. and Marjorie A. Gliozzo Endowed Scholarship for Domestic and International Internships will provide financial support for undergraduate MSU students to participate in approved accredited internship programs. Awards will range from $500 to $1500, and financial need will not be a factor in awarding these scholarships. Applicants must be MSU undergraduate students with an overall GPA of 3.0 or higher who have been accepted into an internship program as described below. There may be additional eligibility criteria that students may need to meet in order to receive credit.The internship in which a student participates:
(1) Must be credit granting and approved by a MSU college
(2) Must be 4 weeks minimum to one year maximum in duration
(3) Must take place during the academic year : summer, fall, and/or spring
(4) May be domestic or international
(5) May be in tandem with any MSU study abroad program
(6) May be affiliated with the US State Department, other governmental agencies, multinational organizations, or the private sector
For more information, contact Cindy Pelbeck Chalou, Associate Director, MSU Office of Study Abroad; Telephone : (517) 432-4345; e-mail : chalouc@msu.edu.
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Michigan State University
Eli Gast School of Business
Lear Career Services Center
The Lear Corporation Career Services Center is located in The Eli Broad College of Business Complex. It is dedicated to providing highly individualized and progressive career development and placement support to undergraduate students preparing for careers in business. They also serve alumni and employers.
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Michigan State University
International Internship Directory
The globalEDGE International Internship Directory is a significantly updated and adapted version of the Directory of International Internships which was created by MSU's International Studies and Programs under the direction of Dr. Charles Gliozzo. The original Directory was first published in 1989 and is now in its sixth edition. The Directory is a reference guide for students, faculty, staff, and administrators to help match students with international internship opportunities offered by two- and four-year colleges and universities, governmental agencies, non-profit groups, private organizations, and corporations.
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Michigan State University
Internships at State
Internships@State (I@S) is a program designed to provide MSU students with on campus internship opportunities. Having an internship at MSU allows students to: (1) Save $$$$: Keep local housing, decrease travel expenses/ (2) Continue taking courses while interning; (3) Work in over 240 departments in almost any career field; (4) Be actively engaged in business aspect of MSU
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Nonprofit Internship Opportunities
Select Internships for opportunities around the globe. Courtesy of Idealist.org.
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Peace Corps
Must have a four-year college degree to volunteer. College Juniors may apply but must have obtained degree by the time their assignment begins.
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Riley Guide: Internships, Fellowships, and Volunteer Opportunities
Links to sites with lists of internship opportunities.
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U.S. Department of Energy
Office of Science Education
Science Undergraduate Laboratory Fellowships
This program places students in paid internships in Science and Engineering at any of several Department of Energy facilities. Many of the participants in the program have decided on a career in science and engineering because of the nature of the experience. Students work with scientists or engineers on projects related to the laboratories' research programs.
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U.S. Department of State Student Internship Programs
Deadline : March 4
What could a student internship mean to you at the U.S. Department of State? It's an opportunity for you to get an inside look at the different types of positions and responsibilities available in foreign affairs. Think of it as taking a career test ride before you actually have to decide what you are going to do with your life. You can also gain valuable work experience that will help you in virtually every endeavor, whether you choose to work in government or in the private sector. Then there's the added benefit of feeling good about knowing you are really doing something worthwhile for your nation. At the U.S. Department of State, we like to say we're the face of America to the world. As an intern, you will be, too. Some of our students work in Washington, DC, and others have the opportunity to work at an embassy overseas. Positions are both paid and unpaid, and many are available during spring, summer or fall.
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U.S. Department of State Student Programs
Student Programs enable students to obtain job experience in a foreign affairs environment. Some of our students work in Washington, D.C., while others have the opportunity to work at U.S. embassies and consulates abroad.
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The Washington Center for Internships and Academic Seminars
The Washing Center has a program for post-graduates called "College Plus One." It is specifically designed for recent college graduates to help them get the kind of professional development experience they need to move their academic/professional goals forward in anticipation of a job or graduate school enrollment. In particular, The Washington Center has contacts with certain government agencies that provide financial assistance. The program lasts for 10 weeks in the summer or 12 weeks in the fall or spring. All internships are located in the D.C. metropolitan area. For more information, students may visit the website at http://www.twc.edu or contact Rob Henderson, director of internships.
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Washington Internship Institute
Discover yourself in our nation's capital. Exciting internships help you determine your goals, refine your interests, and confirm your professional passion. Live with a multicultural student body and broaden your background and perspective. Discover your interests and the world around you! Prepare yourself to succeed! Current programs include :
(1) Capital Experience
(2) Embassy Scholars
(3) Go Green
(4) Faculty Fellows
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Working Abroad: Finding International Internships and Entry-Level Jobs
Article by Jill N. Lacey, Occupational Outlook Quarterly, Fall 2006.
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SciVal Funding
Provides access to a searchable database of more than 12,000 active opportunities, 2.25M awards (back to 2004), and 4500 funding bodies. Geographic coverage is strongest for the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, European Commission, Australia, Ireland, Singapore, India, South Africa, and New Zealand. At present academic discipline coverage is strongest in the sciences and business; hopefully it will beef up funding information in the arts, humanities, and social sciences as time goes by.
For more information see Frequently Asked Questions: MSU Scholars (SciVal Experts/SciVal Funding)
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Foundation Grants to Individuals Online (Main Library Access Only)
Includes descriptions of more than 6,000 foundations and public charities that fund individual grantseekers, and is searchable by nine different criteria. Records provide contact information, financial data, application information, and program descriptions, with links to more than 500 foundation Web sites. Updated quarterly.
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An extensive online grants database owned and operated by Schoolhouse Partners, and it contains more than 16,000 funding opportunities provided by more than 5,100 unique sponsoring organizations. Also provides a selection of funding news.
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MSU Scholarship Search
MSU offers a wide variety of scholarships, some of which have criteria which severely limit the number of students who might be eligible for the scholarship, while others have much broader criteria. This facility should help you find those MSU scholarships for which you might be eligible. You can search either by unit (College/Department) within the University or by criteria such as major/specialization, Michigan county of permanent residence, high school, or study abroad.
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Cornell University
Graduate School Fellowships Database
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If you have access to the world wide web and are willing to fill in the online forms, this service promises a free customized list of financial aid sources. FastWeb is actually a searchable database of more than 400,000 private sector scholarships, fellowships, grants, and loans from more than 3,000 sources for all levels of higher education. First-time visitors have to register (first and last name and a user ID), then complete a profile, including background and fields of study. Registrants then receive a list of all currently relevant funding sources. The registration information is stored and can be used on subsequent visits. The entire sign-up process, and delivery of available funding sources, can be a bit tedious: about five to twenty minutes, depending on the connection speed. Approximately 500 new scholarships are added to the database daily, so registrants can stay current. Provided courtesy of Financial Aid Information Page and Student Services, Inc. created by Mark Kantrowitz and sponsored by the National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators.
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The books mentioned on this page are available for public use in the Michigan State University Libraries. If you are unable to visit our library, consider visiting a Foundation Center Cooperating Collection in your home state or a local public library in your home town. If the books are not available there, ask about interlibrary loan or visit a local bookstore to find out whether they can be purchased.

All work, no pay : finding an internship, building your resume, making connections, and gaining job experience Lauren Berger. Berkeley, Calif. : Ten Speed Press, c2012. 194pp. Business Library HF5381 .B3647 2012
These days, a college resume without internship experience is considered "naked". Indeed, statistics show that internship experience leads to more job offers with higher salaries -- and in this tough economy, college grads need all the help they can get....Enter Lauren Berger, internships expert and CEO of Intern Queen, Inc., whose comprehensive guide reveals insider secrets to scoring the perfect internship, building invaluable connections, boosting transferable skills, and ultimately moving toward your dream career. She'll show you how to:

With exercises, examples, and a go-getter attitude, this next-generation internship manual provides all the cutting-edge information students and recent grads will need to get a competitive edge in the job market. So what are you waiting for?

Alternatives to the Peace Corps: a Directory of Third World and U.S. Volunteer Opportunities Oakland, Ca. : Food First Books. 9th edition, 116pp. Funding Center HF5549.5 .E45 B8 2000
Note: keep latest three editions in Funding Center.

The Experienced Hand: A Student Manual for Making the Most of an Internship Timothy Stanton and Kamil Ali. National Society for Internships and Experiential Education. Cranston, Rhode Island : Carroll Press Publishers, 1994. Revised 2nd edition, 88pp. Remote Storage LC1059 .S73 1994
Ten steps show people of all ages how to obtain a satisfactory internship.

The internship advantage : get real-world experience to launch your career Dario Bravo and Carol Whiteley. New York : Prentice Hall Press, 2005. 168pp. Main Library LC1072.I58 B73 2005
The director of UCLA's Internship and Study Abroad program explains how to use an internship as a springboard to success in one's chosen field, with tips on how to find an internship that fits one's schedule, interests, and abilities; how to assess one's personal strengths and use them in a resume; interview do's and don'ts; and more, accompanied by a CD-ROM which is available in the MSU Main Library Digital and Multimedia Center.

Megargee's Guide to Obtaining a Psychology Internship Briston, Pa. : Accelerated Development, 2001. 4th edition, 236pp. Main Library BF77 .M39 2001

Music and Entertainment Industry Internship Guide for Undergraduate and Graduate Students Entertainment Media Consultants, 2003. 15th edition, 2003. 713pp. Funding Center (1 East) ML13 .M8
Covers music, film and video, broadcasting, literary arts, publicity, management, entertainment law, television, theatre, dance, performing arts, marketing, arts organizations, and news print media.

Vault Guide to Top Internships New York, NY : Vault. Gast Business Library Reference LC1072.I58 V38
In a competitive job market, internships are footholds into the working world, a new industry, or even a future employer. The Vault Guide to the Top Internships brings you the inside scoop on more than 750 top internships. Each internship entry provides essential information on qualifications, pay, length of internship, and contact information, as well as background information on the company or organization. Latest available : 2008

WetFeet Insider Guide to Getting Your Ideal Internship [electronic resource] Saleem Assaf. Philadelphia : WetFeet, Incorporated May 2004 Blue Ridge Summit : Biblio Distribution [Distributor] 108pp. Ebrary Online Resource
In this guide you'll learn how to find or create an ideal internship; structure an internship at a company that doesn't have a formal intern program; make cold calls to prospective summer employers; maximize your chances of getting an offer for permanent work while working as an intern; and make yourself more attractive to future employers.

Annual Register of Grant Support
Wilmette, Ill. : National Register Publishing Co., annual. Funding Center (1 East) LB2336 .A7
Includes information on programs sponsored by government agencies, public and private foundations, educational and professional associations, special interest organizations and corporations. Covers a broad range of interests including academic and scientific research, publication support, equipment and construction support, in-service training, competitions and prizes, and travel and exchange programs. Organized by broad subject areas with four indexes: subject, organization and program, geographic and personnel.

Directory of Research Grants
Phoenix, Ariz. : The Oryx Press, annual. Funding Center (1 East) LB2338 .D5
An annual print version of the Grants Database. Contains information about grants and fellowships available for research projects from federal and state governments, private foundations, professional organizations, and corporations. List grants programs by specific funding areas; indexed by sponsoring organization and grant name.

Foundation Grants to Individuals
New York, N.Y. : Foundation Center, biennial. Funding Center (1 East) LB2336 .F6
The most comprehensive listing available of private foundations which provide financial assistance to individuals. The foundations described have made grants to students, artists, scholors, foreign individuals, minorities, musicians, scientists and writers for scholarships, fellowships, student loans, internships, residencies, arts and cultural projects, medical and emergency assistance, residencies and travel programs.


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