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Exploring Internships

While traditionally thought of as an opportunity for undergraduates, internships are a great way for recent graduates to gain valuable professional experience in a field of interest. The variety of opportunities for internships after graduation is extensive.

Benefits:

  • Exploration of a new field and the ability to take your major in a new direction
  • Opportunity to define your long-term goals
  • Build a professional network, develop contacts, and find a mentor

Resources:

  • Idealist.org – Internships in nonprofit organizations
  • The Carter Center – The organization founded by President Jimmy Carter that is guided by a fundamental commitment to human rights and the alleviation of human suffering
  • Disney Professional Internships
  • Going Global includes internship opportunities abroad. To access this website, go to DrexelOne. Choose the "Co-op + Career Services" tab, then find the link under the Career Services channel. 
  • NASA DEVELOP – National Program for Research
  • PATHWAYS – Internship and entry-level job opportunities in the federal government for recent graduates
  • The Smithsonian Institute
  • Campus Philly – A nonprofit organization that encourages college students to live and work in the Greater Philadelphia tri-state region

Next Steps:

  • Attend career fairs to speak with potential employers
  • Connect with others who may have followed this path and conduct an informational interview with them
  • Use LinkedIn and other social media sites to follow and connect with companies you are interested in working for