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How to find an internship

November 2nd, 2012 by cmiceli763

You wouldn’t believe how many people come into the Career Center asking how to get an internship. Here’s a brief synopsis of what your career advisor is going to tell you.

Step 1 – Look on Hawk’s Hunt.

Our database is full of internships, co-ops, full-time, and part-time positions from all sorts of employers. Check it out by going here: Hawk's Hunt Login . If you haven’t changed it, your username is your email before the @ (tsmith291) and your password is your ID number (0765313). Do a quick search of job postings and see if anything interests you. The application process will be posted there.

Step 2 – Look on indeed.com.

Or any other site that posts jobs, for that matter. There are tons and tons of listings on these sites. Generally the application process will be listed there like in Hawk’s Hunt, if not: locate an email address and shoot someone a quick (yet professional) message expressing your interest in the position and how you can go about applying.

Step 3 – Google!

Wanna work at a PR firm in Providence? Quite simply google “PR firms in Providence RI,” and same goes for any other kind of job. Look at the descriptions of these companies and see if it’s for you. Then, look to see if there’s an area for job opportunities. If not, send a quick email to someone in HR or someone high up in the company asking about available positions.

Step 4 – LinkedIn.com

The best way to get an internship (and job) is through networking.  Did you know that there are almost 1000 RWU alumni in the Alumni and Career Networking group on LinkedIn?  And, they are all willing to speak to a current student to help them begin their career.  Don’t know how to effectively use LinkedIn?  Then, come see us! We are very “fluent” in LinkedIn.

When all else fails – Come see us

Call (401.254.3224) and make an appointment to come do an internship search with your career advisor or stop in Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1-4 for walk-ins!