How to Find Summer Internships


Tyler Mulliken talks with a recruiter from First Nebraska Bank at the Career and Internship Fair in Nebraska Union.

Finding a summer internship can feel daunting, especially as the spring semester ramps up, classes get busier and life gets hectic. Thankfully, UNL has multiple online resources, dedicated staff and networking events that can make the search and application process a little more manageable.

Get a jump on this process by checking out these great ways to lock down your ideal summer internship!

1. UNL Career Services Jobs & Internships Board

The UNL Career Services website has an easy-to-use job board of opportunities for Husker students. The site allows you to filter by different categories and view application deadlines right there in the search results.

2. Handshake

A job board for students and alumni, Handshake is a more extensive and comprehensive job search tool for students to browse and apply for a variety of jobs — internships included.

3. Meet with a Career Coach

UNL Career Coaches are exactly what they sound like — staff devoted to helping Huskers find the careers of their dreams. Each college has their own dedicated team of coaches, making it easy to schedule an appointment with a coach that knows your field! Find your career coach here.

4. Career and Internship Fairs

Career and internship fairs are a great way to network and learn about employment opportunities for the summer and beyond. Stay up to date on the Career Services events page for upcoming fairs and other professional networking events.

5. Talk to Your Instructors

You probably already know this, but Husker faculty are pretty cool and are established professionals in their fields. Building relationships with them can create lifelong friendships and amazing career connections.

Need some help approaching them? No sweat. We asked UNL faculty to demystify the process of building relationships with faculty members.

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