Finding an Internship

Finding an internship

Finding an Internship

Washington, D.C. hosts hundreds of interns every year. UC Davis students have interned at over 1,000 organizations throughout the D.C. metro area, and they’re not just on Capitol Hill. Students have interned at international organizations, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), scientific and medical institutions, museums, regulatory agencies – and the list goes on. The Washington Program can help you find an internship that is of value to you, no matter what your major is. 

The most important part of the internship search process is to start strong. Make sure you know what you want to do, where you can look for positions in your field of interest, and get your experiences aligned with your interests. The following sections will detail common brainstorming tactics as well as tips on how to find the internship of your dreams.  

 Steps to Finding Internship    Steps for Finding an Internship

  • Brainstorming
  • Beginning Your Search
  • Applying to Internships
  • Securing Your Internship

Responsibilities and Expectations    Responsibilities and Expectations

  • Internship Responsibilities
  • Expectations

Search Engines    Search Engines

  • Most research can be completed using Google, internship search engines, and organization websites, though you may have to call or email the organization to learn more about the internship.

Professional Correspondence    Professional Correspondence

  • It is extremely important to remain professional throughout your communications with all organizations. 

Compiling Your Application    Compiling Your Application

  • Once you know where you want to apply, it's important to polish your application materials in order to present yourself in the best way to a prospective employer.