It’s never too early to start thinking about plans for an internship. They’re a great opportunity for you to explore career options and gain relevant, real-world work experience. The Career Development Center (CDC) offers several different tools, services, and resources to help you increase your chances of landing an internship.
Find an Internship
- Buzzfile (search companies by major and location)
- Idealist (non profit careers)
- The Ladders
- LinkedIn jobs and LinkedIn internships
- Massachusetts Hospital Association
- Student Conservation Association
- ThinkB1G (startups)
- Greentown Labs (cleantech startup incubator)
- AccessComputing (resources for students with disabilities in computing fields)
- WPI Summer Experience Grants
If you’re looking for an internship in Massachusetts, these websites are a good place to start your search.
Other Internship Opportunities
Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU)
Designed for undergraduate science and engineering students, REU programs are paid, 8-10 week-long opportunities to give students a glimpse into the grad school experience. Check out some sample REUs:
Review Your Experience
Review your internship, co-op, REU, or summer research experience using the reviews section of Handshake. From the homepage, click your name in the upper right hand corner and then select “My Reviews.” This information is an opportunity for students to share feedback on experiences with other students and their employer, while also providing important data to the Career Development Center. For international students, co-op, or those interested in having their experience appear on their transcript, click here for more details on reporting your experience.
GoinGlobal Job Search Tool
GoinGlobal is a perfect job-searching tool for both international and domestic students.
- The Country Career Guides section includes country-specific information, resources, and tips for finding internships or full-time employment in other countries
- The USA/Canada City Career Guides section offers career and employment resources for some of the largest cities in North America
- The Job Postings and Internship Listings section allows you to search for opportunities in the United States and around the world
- The H-1B Information Section allows international students to search the H-1B database to view companies who have submitted H-1B visa petitions.