Locating an Internship

Where do you start?

There are many ways ACA can assist you in the process of identifying possible internship employers. 

ACA’s resource library includes information on past student placements, as well as publications of well-established internship programs in fields such as sports, IT, environment, research, art/design, non-profits, government, media, and business. 

We can also direct you to various online links which include opportunities for under-graduates/ post-grads, paid/ unpaid, and local/ national/ international locations.

Let us show you our user-friendly research tools available through the Marshall Brooks Library, accessible both during your term and break times.

One of the best sources about internships is Principia’s alumni.  We have a strong database of alumni who want to talk with current students about internships in specific fields. Come into ACA to learn about the many resource possibilities!

Before contacting a company or an organization, it is important to develop a professional résumé and cover letter.  To begin the process, look at ACA’s tutorial on this website for résumé and cover letter  writing, then develop at least one basic résumé.  Make an appointment or stop in to ACA to review what you have done.  Writing a professional, meaningful résumé may take several sessions with an ACA staff member, so be certain to begin the process far ahead of the internship.

Check out Principia's Optimal Resume website for help creating and maintaining multiple resumes, cover letters, and online portfolios.  FREE to Principia students.  Click on the icon at the left to get started.

Most internships require an interview, in person or via phone.  ACA has a professional interview office that provides a private room for your SKYPE or phone interview.  Call ACA at x5770 to reserve the office. Before your interview, check out ACA’s tips on interviewing skills.

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