This resource is provided by American Corporate Partners, which aims to ease the transition from the military to the civilian workforce. ACP is a national nonprofit organization focused on helping returning veterans and active duty spouses find their next careers through one-on-one mentoring, networking and online career advice.
Finding an Internship
Internships are a great way to acquire professional experience or even a reference while you are still a student. Whether your internship is paid, unpaid, or for college credit the experience and connections that you make an intern can be invaluable.
Determine which internship is right for you:
- • This internship predictor is a great tool to help narrow down the type of internship that is best for you (Note: you do have to create an account, but it is free).
- InternMatch.com also provides a great tool to focus your internship search (Note: you do have to create an account, but it is free).
How to find an internship:
- Your College/University: Talk to your school’s Office of Career Services for internships opportunities. If you are applying for a summer internship, it is never too early to get started on the application process.
- Internships.com: is a comprehensive internship search engine. Narrow down opportunities according to your major, field of interest, location and desired company.
- Idealist.org: is a great site for non-profit internships.
- Simplyhired.com: compiles internship listings from many sites and allows you to sort by keyword, industry and location.
- Research Companies which have specific programs for hiring veteran interns.
- Some of your favorite companies may have veterans initiatives.
Tips to enhance your internship search:
- The sooner you start, the better! Don’t wait until the end of the school year to start thinking about summer internships, start early.
- Read the book, All Work, No Pay: Finding an Internship, Building Your Résumé, Making Connections, and Gaining Job Experience by Lauren Berger for a how-to guide on finding an internship, and specifics on résumés and other tools you’ll need in the search.
- Use social media thoughtfully. Utilize your LinkedIn Profile and even your Twitter account to start a conversation about job opportunities.
- Check out the article The 10 Best Sites For Finding An Internship from Forbes for ideas on where to look for internships.