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Beginning Your Internship Search

Did you know RESEARCH counts as internship experience/credit? Heading link

Learn about Noah’s semester as a social science research assistant! If you are doing research on or off campus, you can earn credit through LAS 289! Your research doesn’t even have to be related to your major! Click here for more information about LAS 289.

Complete a SIMULATED INTERNSHIP and add to your resume!

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Quick tips on employer searches
  • Identify types of environments you want to be in such as hospital, government, or non-profit settings.
  • Think about if there are any specific companies you know of that you would like to work at. Make a list of these companies and explore their websites.
  • Utilize LinkedIn for networking with alumni.

Broaden your search by exploring these internship websites by using key words, skills, and titles in your search.

Create a Profile on Handshake!

CPT Info for International Students

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Quick Tips on Employer Searches
  • Read the organization mission.
  • What type of internship opportunities are offered?
  • What do you like about the work setting?
  • Are there career paths you want to be exposed to?

Career Clusters Heading link

Below you will find a list of Career Clusters which organizes specific employers by skills set, career interest, and broader industry areas. The employers highlighted below represent a sample of organizations that have promoted internship opportunities to UIC students.

We encourage you to take a Deeper Dive and explore several clusters that align with your interests and skills. You might notice that some employers are listed in multiple clusters. It is important to identify your values as you can perform multiple skills in different environments. Remember, your major does not equal your career!

Internships Abroad Heading link

Have you thought about traveling abroad to do an internship? Internship opportunities abroad help students to become more involved in local daily life, meet people they otherwise may not come into contact with, and allow students to explore alternate ways of resolving problems.

Visit the Study Abroad Office for More Information!