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40+ Exciting Summer Internships for College Students & Grad Students

These internships prove you can have the summer of a lifetime and gain invaluable work experience, too!

Elizabeth Hoyt

March 06, 2018

40+ Exciting Summer Internships for College Students & Grad Students
Why settle for a dull desk job this summer when exciting internship opportunities could be yours for the taking? Even if your career path is slightly ordinary, there are extraordinary companies that need ordinary jobs fulfilled, transforming the daily description from generic to glamorous. From politics to polar bears, these internships prove you can have the summer of a lifetime and gain invaluable work experience, too. No matter what your field of study or age, for that matter, there’s an exciting internship opportunity waiting for you! Don’t settle for dull - gain the professional experience you need and have a blast while doing it. Check out more than 50 of the most interesting internship opportunities available to college and graduate students:
1. Center for the Study of the President Internship
Ages: College Junior through Graduate Student, 5th Year The Center for the Study of the Presidency Internship is available to students with an interest in the American Presidency. You will assist in the research and writing of policy analyses and other projects and help organize meetings, conferences and outreach programs. Preference will be given to junior, senior and graduate students with a background in political science, history, international relations, economics, business, medicine or science policy. Learn more information about the Center for the Study of the President Internship.
2. Summer Wildlife Intern – Wildcare Inc.
Ages: College Freshmen through College Seniors The Summer Wildlife Intern position is open to students who are interested in the care and treatment of injured and orphaned wildlife. You must be able to work 20 hours per week from the months of May to August to be eligible for this internship. This internship is unpaid. Learn more information about the Summer Wildlife Intern – Wildcare Inc..
3. Disney College Program Internship
Ages: College Freshmen through Graduate Students, Year 5 The Disney College Program Internship is open to students who are enrolled in an accredited college or university and have completed at least one semester. You must be at least 18 years of age to be eligible for this internship. Internship roles include: attractions, custodial, guest relations, guest research, parking cashier, PhotoPass photographer, resort transportation and parking, ticket taker, hopper and main entrance operations. All internships take place at Walt Disney World theme parks and resorts. All majors are welcome to apply. Learn more information about the Disney College Program Internship.
4. NPR Internship
Ages: College Freshmen through Graduate Students, Year 5 The NPR Internship is available to graduate students, undergraduate students and students who have graduated from college within 12 months of beginning the internship. Interns are expected to work 20 to 40 hours a week during an eight to 12 week internship period. Internships are offered in the summer, fall, and spring/winter semesters. This internship provides the opportunity to learn about broadcasting and the supporting areas of NPR. There are many different areas to intern - please specify when applying.
Learn more information about the NPR Internship.
5. A&E Networks Internship Program
Ages: College Sophomores through Graduate Students, Year 5 Provided by the A&E Television Networks, LLC, the A&E Networks Internship Program is open to college sophomores, juniors, and seniors, and graduate students who have completed at least one semester of post - graduate work. To be considered, you must have a minimum 3.0 GPA and demonstrate interest in a career in the cable and entertainment industry. Learn more information about the A&E Networks Internship Program.
6. Doctors Without Borders Press Internship
Ages: College Sophomore through Graduate Student, 5th Year The Press Intern will work closely with the Press Officer and Communications Assistant, offering day-to-day research support and meeting project-based needs as they arise. This position is ideal for a student interested in both humanitarian aid and public relations or journalism. Learn more information about the Doctors Without Borders Press Internship.
7. Software Engineer Internship – Facebook
Ages: College Juniors through Graduate Students, Year 2 The Software Engineer Internship is available to undergraduate and graduate students who are pursuing a degree in computer science or a related field. Interns will help build the next generation of systems behind Facebook's products, create web applications that reach millions of people, build high volume servers, and be a part of a team that's working to help people connect with each other around the globe. Learn more information about the Software Engineer Internship – Facebook.
8. Surfdog Records Internship
Ages: College Freshmen through College Seniors The Surfdog Records Internship is available to students who are self-motivators and have an interest in the entertainment industry. Duties include doing promotional mail-outs, internet and grassroots marketing, attending shows, running errands, and general clerical duties. Learn more information about the Surfdog Records Internship.
9. Finance Undergraduate Internship – 3M
Ages: College Juniors through College Seniors The Finance Undergraduate Internship is available to undergraduate students who are pursuing a degree in finance or accounting. You must have a minimum 3.0 GPA to be considered for this role. Learn more information about the Finance Undergraduate Internship – 3M.
10. CSO Public Relations Internship
Ages: College Junior through Graduate Student, 5th Year The CSO (Chicago Symphony Orchestra) Public Relations Internship is available to juniors, seniors, and graduate students who are pursuing degrees in English, arts management, public relations, journalism, or communications. Preference is given to students with knowledge of classical music and prior public relations experience. Learn more information about the CSO Public Relations Internship.
11. Software Developer Internship – Google, Inc.
Ages: College Sophomore through Graduate Student, 2nd Year The Software Developer Internship is available to full-time undergraduate and graduate students who are pursuing a degree in computer science or a related technical field. As an intern, you will be working on a project in one of the following areas: product and systems development, test engineering, or site reliability. Learn more information about the Software Developer Internship – Google, Inc..
12. Sales/Marketing Internship – AVG Sports Group
Ages: College Freshmen through College Seniors The Sales/ Marketing Internship is open to college students and recent graduates who are interested a career in sales or marketing. You must have excellent organization and interpersonal skills, be a self- starter, and be able to work independently and as part of a team. You must also have strong writing skills and be proficient or desire to be proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook. Additionally, you must be willing to travel and be an avid motorcycle enthusiast to be eligible for this internship. Internship duties include: working as a team with other interns to plan and implement one complete promotional event per quarter, actively promote existing AGV Sport events and programs, help develop and refine the overall AGV Sport student marketing plan, and other duties. Learn more information about the Sales/Marketing Internship – AVG Sports Group.
13. Arctic Studies Center Internship – Alaska Office
Ages: College Freshmen through Graduate Students, Year 5 The Arctic Studies Center Internship - Alaska Office is open to undergraduate and graduate students who are majoring in archaeology and anthropology. Internships are based in Alaska. Interns will work on either the "Sharing Knowledge" project or the Kenai Fjords Project. The "Sharing Knowledge" Project duties include: research and analysis of archival photographs and illustrations of Alaska Native peoples, editing English transcripts of museum consultations with Alaska Native Elders, and editing and posting data and text. The Kenai Fjords Project duties include: summer fieldwork at Kenai Fjords National Park, oral history research, and data entry and spatial analysis of artifacts from the Kenai Fjords fieldwork site. Learn more information about the Arctic Studies Center Internship – Alaska Office.
14. Fair Courts Project Internship – Lambda Legal
Ages: Graduate Students, 1st Year through 3rd Year The Fair Courts Project Internship is open to law students who have experience with or an interest in legal issues relating to lesbians, gay men, bisexuals, transgender people and those with HIV, specifically the Fair Courts Project. Students who have had substantial political science undergraduate coursework are also eligible to apply. Interns will assist primarily with Lambda Legal's Fair Courts Project. This position is located in New York, New York and is unpaid. Learn more information about the Fair Courts Project Internship – Lambda Legal.
15. Wildlife Nursery Internship, South Florida Wildlife Center - Human Society of the United States
Ages: College Freshmen through Graduate Students, Year 5 The Wildlife Nursery Internship is available to students who are at least 18 years of age. Intern duties may include cleaning and setting up enclosures, preparing diets and formulas, hand feeding animals, documenting care, assisting with routine care and physical exams and other duties as needed. You must demonstrate an interest in caring for sick, injured and orphaned baby wildlife and certain non-native species to qualify for this award. Learn more information about the Wildlife Nursery Internship, South Florida Wildlife Center - Human Society of the United States.
16. Paramount Pictures Corporation Undergraduate Internship
Ages: College Junior through College Senior The Undergraduate Internship is available to junior and senior students who are interested in working in the entertainment industry. As an intern, you will have the opportunity to network with industry professionals, attend a multitude of events aimed at furthering their entertainment knowledge, and play an integral role in their department’s success. Learn more information about the Paramount Pictures Corporation Undergraduate Internship.
17. United Nations Foundation Internship
Ages: College Freshmen through Graduate Students, 5th Year The United Nations Foundation Internship is available to undergraduate and graduate students who possess a strong interest in international affairs. You must possess good writing and research skills and formidable knowledge of the United Nations and other multilateral institutions. Internships are available in the following areas: partnership development, public affairs, finance and grants administration, and issues areas: children's health, women and population, technology, climate and energy, US-UN relations, sustainable development. Learn more information about the United Nations Foundation Internship.
18. Administrative Internship - The Second City
Ages: College Freshmen through College Seniors The Second City Administrative Internship is open to energetic, highly-motivated interns who are interested in working shows produced at The Second City year round. You must have the following qualifications to qualify for this award: have the ability to work within a team-based work structure; possess initiative, conscientiousness and strong self-management skills; have excellent interpersonal, organizational and communication skills; and can cheerfully deal with working at a breakneck speed, constant changes in direction and juggling many tasks at once. Learn more information about the Administrative Internship - The Second City.
19. Marketing Internship – National Aquarium in Baltimore
Ages: College Freshmen through College Senior The Marketing Internship is available at the National Aquarium in Baltimore. Two paths are available, a sales and service path focusing on packing tours and tour operations and a advertising and promotions path focusing on general admissions promotions and events. You must be enrolled as an undergraduate at an accredited college or university. You must be studying marketing, public relations, communications, development or a related field to be eligible for this position. Learn more information about the Marketing Internship – National Aquarium in Baltimore.
20. Production Internship – The Maury Show
Ages: College Sophomores through College Seniors The Production Internship is available to college sophomores, juniors and seniors who are majoring or have an interest in television, film, communications or media studies. Interns will assist the production and office staff in a variety of tasks. You must be at least 18 years of age, be detail oriented, knowledgeable in pop culture, organized and highly proactive to be considered for this internship. Learn more information about the Production Internship – The Maury Show.
21. The Ellen DeGeneres Show Internship
Ages: College Freshmen through College Seniors The Ellen DeGeneres Show Internship is available to undergraduate students enrolled at an accredited college or university. You must fill out application form and then tell your story to be considered for this position. Learn more information about the The Ellen DeGeneres Show Internship.
22. Bicycle Advocacy Communications Intern
Ages: College Freshmen through College Seniors Provided by the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition, the Bicycle Advocacy Communications Intern is available to students interested in gaining experience in bicycle transportation planning and non-profit advocacy in San Francisco. You must have strong written skills with some experience in professional and public settings to be considered for this internship. Intern duties include drafting content for mass emails regarding advocacy campaigns and drafting blog entries for our website. Learn more information about the Bicycle Advocacy Communications Intern.
23. Blue Man Group Casting & Training Internship
Ages: College Freshmen through Graduate Students, Year 5 The Casting and Training Internship is open to students with an interest in casting or stage management. Intern duties may include attending auditions and callbacks, preparing audition postings, maintaining the casing database and DVD library and other duties as needed. You must have an interest in a career in casting, stage management and/or arts administration, be proficient in Microsoft Office and databases in order to be considered for this internship. Learn more information about the Blue Man Group Casting & Training Internship.
24. National LGBTQ Task Force Communications Internship
Ages: College Freshmen through Graduate Students, Year 5 Provided by the National LGBTQ Task Force, the Communications Internship is available to students with an interest in communications. Intern duties may include aiding in drafting copy and blogging at various events and functions and other duties as needed. You must possess knowledge and commitment to LGBT issues, have strong communication skills and be computer proficient in order to be considered for this internship. Learn more information about the National LGBTQ Task Force Communications Internship.
25. Cars.com Strategy & Business Development Summer MBA Intern
Ages: Graduate Students, Year 1 through Year 5 Cars.com is seeking a uniquely-qualified individual to join the Strategy and Business Development Team as a Summer Associate. The Strategy and Business Development Team Summer Associate role will be a mix of both internal and external facing business development activities as well as strategic planning. MBA candidate with relevant work experience preferred. Recent MBA graduates may be considered. Learn more information about the Cars.com Strategy & Business Development Summer MBA Intern.
26. Farm Sanctuary Shelter Project Internship
Ages: College Freshmen through Graduate Students, Year 5 Provided by Farm Sanctuary, the Shelter Project Internship (Orland, California) is available to those with an interest in farm animal rescue operations. Intern duties may include barn cleaning, grounds maintenance, shelter laundry, shelter hospital cleaning, assisting with animal health checks and other shelter projects as needed. You must have the ability to work in all weather conditions and perform strenuous physical labor and lifting to be considered for this internship. No previous animal experience is necessary. Learn more information about the Farm Sanctuary Shelter Project Internship.
27. Woman Made Gallery Graphic Design Internship
Ages: College Freshmen through College Seniors Provided by the Woman Made Gallery, the Graphic Design Internship is available to students show focus on one specific area such as communications, research, design, and artisan gallery. You must be proficient with Photoshop or similar design software; Adobe Illustrator and InDesign a plus to be considered for this position. Photographers especially welcome. As an intern, you will be responsible for numerous projects related to the Woman Made’s public relations. Learn more information about the Woman Made Gallery Graphic Design Internship.
28. New Mexico Pets ALIVE Dog Program Associate Internship
Ages: College Freshmen through College Seniors Provided by New Mexico Pets ALIVE, the Dog Program Associate Internship is available to students that have with an academic or professional background in business and/or have an entrepreneurial spirit who can embrace guidance and direction preferred. You must be comfortable getting dirty in jeans or raising funds in business attire and love dogs, of course, to be considered for position. Learn more information about the New Mexico Pets ALIVE Dog Program Associate Internship.
29. CREGS Internship
Ages: College Freshmen through College Seniors The CREGS Internship is available to students in all majors. You must be enthusiastic, self-starting students who are interested in issues of sexuality, gender, race, and disability to be considered for this position. As an intern, you will gain tangible skills in their area of focus as well as experience assisting with Center communications, social media, and administration. Learn more information about the CREGS Internship.
30. Voice of America Learning English Internship
Ages: College Freshmen through Graduate Students, Year 5 The Learning English Internship at Voice of America is open to students who are majoring or interested in public affairs, event planning, communication, international relations and journalism. Duties may include writing news-related stores using a limited vocabulary for English learners, audio production, web article posting and social media engagement. You must have excellent writing and communication skills, demonstrate energy and initiative, and possess the ability to multitask to be eligible for this internship. Learn more information about the Voice of America Learning English Internship.
31. Nursing Internship
Ages: College Freshmen through Graduate Students, Year 5 Provided by Scott and White Healthcare, the Nursing Internship is available to students majoring in nursing. Interns will rotate the specialty areas of STICU, MICU, CTCU and Progressive Care Unit. An official transcript and two school references must be submitted along with the application. Learn more information about the Nursing Internship.
32. Ms. Magazine Internship
Ages: Female College Freshmen through College Seniors Provided by Feminist Majority, the Ms. Magazine Editorial Internship is open to undergraduate female students to work with the editorial staff at Ms. Magazine's West Coast Office. You must be resourceful and have excellent research and writing skills to qualify for this award. Interns help gather and fact-check information, work on specific office projects, and participate in creating the magazine's National News section. To apply, mail or e-mail a cover letter, resume, writing sample (journalistic writing preferred), and two letters of recommendation or two references. Learn more information about the Ms. Magazine Internship.
33. Taxpayers for Common Sense Internship
Ages: College Freshmen through Graduate Students, Year 2 The Taxpayers for Common Sense Internship is available to students with an interest in government spending and policy making. In your work you will gain a broad perspective of policy-making in Congress and the Executive Branch as well as experience with media campaigns and grassroots organizing. The following areas of interest are available: national security, water policy, communications, resource policy and organization development. You must demonstrate strong written and oral communications skills to be eligible for this position. A cover letter, resume, writing sample and two references are required to apply. Learn more information about the Taxpayers for Common Sense Internship.
34. Roots & Shoots Internship Program
Ages: College Freshmen through College Seniors Provided by the Jane Goodall Institute, the Roots & Shoots Internship Program is open to students who have an interest in engaging youth to improve their local environment and the quality of life for people and animals. You must be enrolled in or have graduated from an accredited university to be considered. Learn more information about the Roots & Shoots Internship Program.
35. C-SPAN Internship
Ages: College Juniors through College Seniors C-SPAN, the political cable television network, offers unpaid internships in Washington, D.C., each spring, summer, and fall to undergraduate juniors and seniors who are interested in media and politics. To be eligible, you must be able to work a minimum 30 hours each week and have relevant experience. Positions include editorial, research and technical programming positions; new media/online production positions; broadcast technology and engineering positions; and marketing positions. Learn more information about the C-SPAN Internship.
36. FBI Honors Internship
Ages: College Juniors through Graduate Students, Year 4 Provided by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the FBI Honors Internship offers undergraduate and graduate students from a variety of of academic backgrounds to spend the summer exploring career opportunities with the FBI at their Washington, D.C. headquarters. To apply, you must be a full-time junior, senior, or graduate student at an accredited college or university and have a minimum 3.0 GPA. You must also be a U.S. citizen to be eligible. In addition, you must demonstrate strong academic credentials, outstanding character, a high degree of motivation, and the willingness to represent the FBI upon returning to campus. Learn more information about the FBI Honors Internship.
37. Amazon.com Software Development Engineer Internship
Ages: College Juniors through College Seniors Provided by Amazon.Com, Inc., the Software Development Engineer Internship is available to students who are studying computer science or computer engineering. You must have experience with object-oriented design and coding skills. This internship is three months long and primarily takes place during the summer. Learn more information about the Amazon.com Software Development Engineer Internship.
38. Boston Scientific Summer Internship
Ages: College Freshmen through Graduate Students, Year 5 Provided by the Boston Scientific Corporation, the Boston Scientific Summer Internships are available to undergraduate and graduate students who have a passion for the medical devices industry. In this 12-week program, students will be immersed in real projects, collaborating with some of the best minds in the business to create the solutions of today that will impact patient care of tomorrow. Learn more information about the Boston Scientific Summer Internship.
39. Theatre Communications Group Graphic Design Intern
Ages: College Freshmen through College Seniors The Graphic Design Intern available to students majoring in graphic design and interested in building one's graphic design portfolio. You must have strong communication design skills and possess the ability to effectively use Adobe Creative Suite to be considered for this internship. Learn more information about the Theatre Communications Group Graphic Design Intern.
40. Hershey Foods Corporation Recreation Internship
Ages: College Freshmen through Graduate Students, Year 5 The Recreation Internship is available to students majoring in recreation management or a related field. Intern duties may include assisting with the management of the pool complexes at each property, planning and executing special events and activities for children and guests, overseeing fitness centers and lifeguard activities at each property and shadowing and learning operational standards. You must have a current lifeguard training certificate and CPR and first aid certification to be considered for this internship. Learn more information about the Hershey Foods Corporation Recreation Internship.
41. Artlink Marketing Internship
Ages: College Freshmen through College Seniors The Artlink Marketing Internship is available to current full- or part-time students enrolled in a marketing or communications related degree program. You must be a self-starter who takes initiative with minimal oversight to be considered for this position. As an intern, you will assist with internal and external communications, including donor solicitation letters, e-newsletters, and press releases. Learn more information about the Artlink Marketing Internship.
42. Women’s eNews Arabic Editorial Internship
Ages: College Freshmen through Graduate Students, Year 5 The Women's eNews Arabic Editorial Internship is available to students with a mastery of written and spoken Arabic and English and an interest in journalism and women's issues. You will take on editorial and technical responsibilities supporting the Arabic-language section of the Women's eNews site including; posting stories, monitoring the Arabic-language press and suggesting story ideas, periodically reporting and writing feature stories and advising the marketing and development departments about the Arabic audience of the site. You must have a strong background in journalism, with published clips, and an interest in women's issues and current events to qualify. Learn more information about the Women’s eNews Arabic Editorial Internship.
43. Boost Media Internship
Ages: College Freshmen through College Seniors The Boost Media Internship is available to all majors/backgrounds. You must be comfortable in a start-up environment and a good fit with the Boost culture to be considered for this position. As an intern, you will be expected to handle a wide range of administrative and office support tasks and will be able to work independently with little or no supervision. Learn more information about the Boost Media Internship.
44. Neonatal Nurse Internship
Ages: Graduate Students, Year 1 through Year 5 The Neonatal Nurse Internship is available to recent graduates from an accredited school of nursing and with less than 12 months of experience. This program has been devised by the nurses and physicians in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. You must have a minimum 3.0 GPA, pass the NCLEX and be licensed as an RN in Delaware to be eligible for this internship. Learn more information about the Neonatal Nurse Internship.
45. Pollution Prevention Internship Program – Illinois EPA
Ages: College Juniors through College Seniors The Pollution Prevention Internship Program is available to upper level college students pursuing study in engineering, environmental management, chemistry, physical science, or occupational health and safety. You must either be an Illinois resident or be attending a school in Illinois to be eligible for this internship. Learn more information about the Pollution Prevention Internship Program – Illinois EPA.
46. The AAAS Minority Science Writers Internship
Ages: College Freshmen through College Seniors The AAAS Minority Science Writers Internship is open to minority undergraduate students interested in pursuing a career in science writing. You must be enrolled in an academic program at the time you submit your application to be eligible for this internship. Preference will be given to those students pursuing a degree in journalism. Learn more information about the The AAAS Minority Science Writers Internship. Find even more internship opportunities, on your internship matches page, which is updated regularly with new and exciting opportunities.

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