Find an Internship
Network Before You Search
Once you have researched an industry of interest, it's time to find people in that field to connect with. Not sure how to make this happen? Visit the Studio and get advice from our expert team, which includes an Internship & Employer Relations Coordinator.
Start with your academic college
Some colleges and departments at our University have special career and internship advisors to work with students in those majors. Check this list of career advisors to see if your department has someone. If so, get in touch! The internship advisor in your college will be aware of the latest opportunities in your field.
Easier than it sounds
Not sure how to network? Once you make contact with a professional in your field, try this approach:
- Express a desire to find an internship
- Ask for recommendations of good resources, websites, and contacts for ideas or opportunities
- Follow-up right away with a thank you note
Start with Career Navigator
You already have a foot in the door with Career Navigator! Career Navigator is our online job and internship database, featuring opportunities from employers who want to hire University of Nevada, Reno students. We recommend that you start your internship search here, especially if you want to land an internship in Reno.
Find an Internship Online
- Experience.com: Experience offers numerous internship listings (more than 8,000 for undergrads last time we checked) and multiple ways to organize your search. Try searching by major, by industry, or by location. The site also includes great articles written by and for students on topics like writing a cover letter and preparing for an interview.
- Indeed.com: Indeed is a simple but powerful search engine for jobs, internships, and other opportunities. Try searching for the word "internship" in the location "Reno, NV" to get started. The database includes hundreds of thousands of jobs and internships. Activate an email alert if you want to receive updates on a particular internship search.
- SimplyHired.com: SimplyHired is another straightforward and powerful search engine, scanning a database of more than 6 million opportunities. Try searching both "intern" and "internship" in the location that interests you. Create an email alert to stay up-to-date as new opportunities get posted.
- InternMatch.com: InternMatch features a large selection of paid internships, with a focus on the business and nonprofit fields. The website also features lots of great resources to help you through the application process. We love what InternMatch has to say about the value of internships:
"Ultimately, college internships aren't about getting a name on your résumé, they are about breaking into an industry you love and stacking the odds in your favor that you will land a rock star job right out of college. Over 70% of college interns are offered full-time jobs after completing their summer internships, so when preparing and applying for internships, you are doing all the heavy lifting for your future job search."
- OneDayOneInternship.com: One Day One Internship is a site that showcases one internship at a different new company or nonprofit every day. You'll find fewer internships through this site, but you will definitely discover exciting companies and opportunities that you may have otherwise missed. Enter your email address for "Internships in your Inbox Every Morning."
- Idealist.org: Idealist lets you search for volunteer, work and intern opportunities at nonprofit organizations around the world. More than 57,000 nonprofit and community organizations participate in the database. Last time we checked, more than 6,000 internships were featured.
- Student Conservation Association: The SCA is a nonprofit organization that offers paid internships and hands-on service opportunities for students who are passionate about caring for the environment. Opportunities are available year-round.
Ready to see the world and gain valuable career experience at the same time? Maybe an overseas internship is the right fit for you.
- USAC: We are lucky enough to have the entire University Studies Abroad Consortium, a global network of institutions, based right here on the University of Nevada, Reno campus. Through USAC you can study in another country for a summer, a semester, or an entire year. Program staff will help you find an internship in the country where you study. If you have any interest in traveling abroad, connect with USAC to find out if they have a program that's right for you. Explore, study, and intern overseas while earning college credits - that's hard to beat!
- GoAbroad.com: GoAbroad, with a section of the site devoted to international student interns, offers a search engine and great resources for the international job seeker.