Internships For College Students: Easy Website Applications (Get One Today)

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If you don’t already know this from experience, the process of searching and applying for internships can be very difficult and exhausting.

You spend hours applying through a bunch of websites (not knowing which ones are really legit or not) and mainly end up getting spam emails. 

Sometimes you find internships that you do like, but then the application process becomes so tedious that you give up.

I know, I did that a countless amount of times so I don’t blame you.

To make this process easier for you, we’ve compiled a list of legit internship websites that are constantly looking for college interns.

As always, you know I gotchu! Being virtual homies has its perks.

Let’s take a look at some of the best websites for college students to find internships.

1) Idealist.org

Idealist.org (established since 1995) has connected 130,000 organizations with millions of people to help them find jobs, internships, and volunteering opportunities.

Here is why Idealist.org is great:

  1. It’s very user friendly. You don’t even have to sign up for anything.

  2. I love how you are able to narrow down your search to the type of location you want, education level, internship or job type, and boom! A list of local internships or jobs appear. Find one that interests you and click apply.

  3. Their mission is simply to help others do better in life. 

To learn more about opportunities through Idealist.org, go here.

2) GoAbroad.com

Maybe you’re not looking for internships locally. Maybe you would rather travel across the world for one?

If that’s the case, GoAbroad.com is perfect for you. This company launched in 1997 to help students travel abroad while gaining valuable work experience.

Why you should use GoAbroad.com:

  1. They have over 15,000 verified programs ready for you to apply to.

  2. They provide over 4,000 travel guides and articles to help you prepare for traveling.

  3. They provide a variety of services for volunteering abroad, studying abroad, interning abroad, teaching abroad, and more!

This is definitely a unique opportunity to travel the world and gain work experience at the same time. Probably sounds too good to be true, huh? 

Oh yeah, another cool feature is that each of their programs has testimonials from previous college students who interned through them.

Make sure you look at the reviews prior to applying and see if it’s a right match for you.

To learn more about opportunities through GoAbroad.com, go here

3. WayUp.com

Wayup.com is a top industry leader in helping college students and graduates get hired as soon as possible.

The lady you see in the video is the CEO of WayUp and literally expalins everything about WayUp.

While I was creating my profile, I wasn’t so sure about it.

However, after navigating the site some more, I discovered that Wayup.com is AMAZING!

Creating your profile and sharing your interests with WayUp literally only takes 5 to 10 minutes.

After that, you are notified about any jobs or internships associated with your interests.

Why you should use WayUp.com:

  1. Instantly get notifications about jobs and internships associated with your goals. You can even set how often you want to receive notifications (e.g. once a day, once a week, or anytime) to avoid spam.

  2. If you click ‘Explore Companies’ (on their navigation bar), it separates the companies they can connect you with into different categories like ‘Companies with Great Starting Salaries’ or ‘Companies Committed to Diversity’ and so much more!

  3. WayUp highlights the important details about each company, like: who they are, what they do, fun facts, employee testimonials, company benefits, videos pertaining to the company culture, etc.

  4. It provides multiple resources for college students, advice, career tips, career hacks, and lists internships/jobs from over 20,000 potential employers.

  5. You can download the app to apply for and track your internship/job applications from the palm of your hand.

To learn more about opportunities through WayUp.com, go here.

4) Chegg.com

Chegg.com is primarily known for its cheap college student deals for renting or buying textbooks.

But did you know it also offers internships for college students?

They even have blog posts about things to expect regarding internships, what to do before an interview, and how to fully maximize your time during your internship.

Why you should use Chegg.com:

  1. Simply type in the internship opportunity you are seeking, enter your preferred location, and sort through their internships.

  2. Chegg is super reliable, and they even have an online support team that can answer any of your questions.

  3. Their site is super user friendly, and the whole process is easy.

To learn more about opportunities through Chegg.com, go here.

5. CoolWorks.com

CoolWorks.com is awesome if you want to travel within the United States.

This network gives you the opportunity to embark on a new adventure by linking you to outdoor jobs within a community and connecting you with others from around the world. 

There are a ton of jobs and internships throughout the United States pertaining to education, transportation, farming, local governments, and more.

Why you should use CoolWorks.com:

  1. It offers a variety of jobs and internships ranging from part-time, full-time, seasonal and other categories.

  2. There are so many different types of opportunities for every major.

  3. Once you pick a job or internship opportunity, it shows you people’s personal experiences, describes the ideal candidate, lists whether they provide a free room, types of benefits, fun things to do, and how to apply for the position.

To learn more about opportunities through CoolWorks.com, go here.

6) Indeed.com

Indeed.com is mainly known for matching you with jobs that best fit your area of expertise, or any job in general.

However, Indeed.com is also a great place to look for internships. If you go on Google right now and type in  ‘Indeed.com + internships’, it’s going to show you over 40,000 results or more!

Why you should use Indeed.com:

  1. It’s user friendly and reliable.

  2. The process is easy. You just look for internships until you find the one you want or best fits your criteria.

  3. It tells you if you get paid or not, if it’s full-time or part-time, about the job description, about the company, location, amount of hours required, and when they’ll need you to start.

To learn more about opportunities through Indeed.com, go here.

7) Linkedin.com

Yup! LinkedIn has over 80,000 internship results and is probably the best platform to apply for internships which you can find through here.

If you are interested, the video above shows you how to find internships through LinkedIn and how to narrow down the internship you want (e.g. location, pay rate, internship or part-time). 

Also, if you want to learn how to stand out from other candidates through LinkedIn, check out this article that provides excellent tips on how to better your chances on landing internships.

LinkedIn even has a student portal – specifically for college students!

Within the portal, you will find videos and cheat sheets on:

  1. How to get hired
  2. Student job hunting
  3. Build a professional brand
  4. Profile checklist for students
  5. How to find an internship for you
  6. How to network and email employers
  7. Top 5 To-do lists for college students.

I personally recommend that you start your internship search by visiting LinkedIn student portal.

You can create a profile and upload your resume for all potential employers to see when looking to hire.

I also HIGHLY recommend that your profile is complete and you have a professional photo before applying to internships.

Employers will examine your entire profile before making a decision.

To learn more about LinkedIn’s student portal, go here.

Or you can watch an easy 1-2 min video below about how to use the student portal as a college student specifically from LinkedIn.

8) Absolute Internship.com

AbsoluteInternship.com has been featured on Forbes, Bloomberg Business News, BBC, and the New York Times.

They are partners with over 50 educational institutions within the U.S. and other countries.

Through this site, students can intern at 12 different locations for approximately 4-12 weeks.

You can go to Barcelona, Beijing, Hong Kong, Madrid, London, Singapore, Tokyo, etc.

Why you should use AbsoluteInternship.com:

  1. They provide support for placing you in the right internship.

  2. They support you with housing accommodations.

  3. They connect you with internships from all around the world.

  4. They offer Visa support.

  5. They offer career development workshops.

  6. They are available to assist you 24/7.

  7. They really care about helping students and universities and make everything easy.

Feel free to ask them any questions through [email protected] 

To learn more about opportunities through Absoluteinterhsip.com, go here.

9) InternJobs.com

Internjobs.com is a global website full of internships and entry-level positions for any college student or graduate – even those who are changing careers.

Why you should use Internjobs.com:

  1. No profile application is required.
  2. It’s user friendly and straight to the point.
  3. Just type in your preferred location and ideal internship to get started.
  4. It automatically redirects you to the proper website for each internship listed. From there you can look at the job description, pay rate, and how to apply.

To learn more about opportunities through internjobs.com, go here.

Quick Tips for Finding Internship Opportunities:

  1. Talk to your professors, and see if they know of any internship opportunities available. Even if at the moment they don’t have any leads, they will keep you in mind when they hear about an internship opportunity.

  2. Speak to professional companies in your area that are relevant to your career aspirations. If you’re majoring in psychology, for example, and want to work with children with developmental disabilities, you can connect with a company that specializes in this field and might be willing to offer you an internship.

  3. Visit career services at your college or university, and see if they can help match or connect you with employers who seek interns.

  4. Be on the lookout for career fairs on your campus. Trust me – there are always job fair opportunities – you just have to search.

  5. Connect with fellow peers who have done internships already, and see if they know of any available internship opportunities.

Conclusion

Looking for internships can be tough and mentally draining.

But if you stick to the suggested websites I highlighted above, you will save a LOT of time (you’re welcome). 

You can find internships just about anywhere – either online or through your personal connections.

Use the power of social media to connect with potential employers or other students who have done internships, and see if they can help you out.

Remember to keep your LinkedIn profile updated.

If you don’t have one, I highly suggest that you do this first.

Then go through the student portal, and learn everything you need to know to find the right internship for you.

I am curious though, do you know of other legit and user-friendly websites that offer college student internships?

Do you have any advice for other college students about internships? 

I am always on the hunt for new resources – so fire away with your recommendations.

See you in the comments section below!

Yours Truly, 

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