An internship is a structured and supervised professional experience for which a student has intentional learning goals, reflects actively on what he or she is learning, and receives academic credit.
Start now if you seek an internship as part of your Philadelphia Experience
Career and Professional Development staff are available to help you identify internship options and coach you on internship search strategies, the application process and interviewing skills. All students must take initiative in this process and are ultimately responsible for securing their internship with the help and guidance of The Philadelphia Experience Team.
Create a strong and compelling resume, if you don’t already have one. To get started, review Career and Professional Development’s Resume Writing Guide and Samples.Have your resume reviewed by a Career Advisor before sending it to a potential internship employer.
Reflect thoughtfully on what you would like to do and the types of internships you would consider. What type of internship will complement your academic studies and your experience in Philadelphia? Keep an open mind- Consider WHAT you would like to do before considering WHERE you want to do it. For example, if you are interested in communications, internships in this field can be found in a variety of industries/organizations.
Research and Apply for Internships
Start by searching for internships in Handshake . You can search by location, industry, and job function. We have identified some employers as good prospects for PhillyX internships. These can be identified by searching the label “Philadelphia Experience” under internships as pictured below. Important Note: As this is a pilot program and many employer partners are still determining their internship needs for next semester, please check back regularly for additions.
- Check out Campus Philly’s Online Internship Fair and Internship Listings.
- Other very useful resources to search for internships include CareerShift, idealist.org, , Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance, Philly Ad Club and more. ….
- Review the organizations who have previously hosted Ursinus interns. View past internship sites (sorted by major and state) here.
- Use your “network” of family, friends, classmates, faculty, former employers, and others to help you with ideas for possible internships.
- Use LinkedIn to view internship postings and connect with alumni and others in your field of interest. This can lead to information about internships.
Make sure you’re on track for the semester by following the Philadelphia Experience Timeline for Internships.
All Philadelphia Experience students are invited and encouraged to make an appointment with Career and Professional Development staff to develop a strategy for identifying and applying for potential internships related to their interests. Be sure to specify that this is for Philadelphia Experience internships in your appointment request.