Opportunities and Resources
There are literally thousands of websites and other resources out there regarding internships.
Below are some key websites that may be particularly helpful for Landmark College students.
Web Sites for a wide variety of internships and summer jobs
Many Internship Sites have a Specific Focus
Boston University Study Abroad Program is a great resource for students interested in interning abroad.
Cross-Cultural Solutions offers internships in South America, Africa, Asia & India that focus on education, health, or social services.
Dynamy "A personalized program for gap year students who want to learn differently."
National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS) and Outward Bound are great websites to explore if you are interested in the outdoors adventure industry.
The School for Field Studies has accredited academic-based programs.
Shoals-Marine Laboratory Internships lists opportunities in seabird conservation, field science research, as well as hands-on engineering internships.
Smithsonian Museums and Parks in Washington, DC offers internships in a variety of fields, such as Art, History and Culture, Libraries, Archives and Preservation, Professional Services, Science and Research
State of Vermont Internship Program offers opportunities within the Vermont state government.
Student Conservation Association lists internships mainly in National Parks and National Forest Service.
Vermont Conservation Corps offers positions in high-priority conservation projects such as state park management, trail maintenance, and backcountry construction throughout Vermont.
Walt Disney World has a very competitive internship program for students interested in hospitality management and other entertainment-oriented careers.
The Washington Center Internships has programs that combine internships and academic opportunities and has many internships outside of the U.S.
Internships for Students with LD/ADHD
The American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD) is the largest national nonprofit cross-disability member organization in the United States, dedicated to ensuring economic self-sufficiency and political empowerment for the more than 50 million Americans with disabilities. AAPD works in coalition with other disability organizations for the full implementation and enforcement of disability nondiscrimination laws, particularly the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990 and the Rehabilitation Act of 1973
Eastern Alliance in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (EAST) promotes the participation of individuals with disabilities in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics academic programs and careers. EAST offers opportunities in Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, and Rhode Island.
ENTRY POINT! is a program of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) offering outstanding internship opportunities for students with disabilities in science, engineering, mathematics, computer science, and some fields of business. To meet the challenge of the competitive global economy in the new millennium, private industry and government research agencies must expand the pool of technical talent.
Emerging Leaders is a highly competitive program that places college students with disabilities in fulfilling summer internships and provides them with leadership development opportunities. Emerging Leaders partners with businesses to help them find outstanding young talent while also considering diversity and inclusion in their hiring practices.
Washington Center's Public Service Internship Program for Students with Disabilities works to help students with disabilities develop leadership skills and gain valuable work experience in public service. The Washington Center compliments students' professional experience with solid academic training for credit from highly qualified instructors. In addition, students will be exposed to community, national and international leaders through workshops, seminars, lectures, embassy visits and networking events held throughout the course of each semester. Interns are offered a fully inclusive program, including accessible housing.
Workforce Recruitment Program for College Students with Disabilities (WRP) is a resource to connect public and private sector employers nationwide with highly motivated postsecondary students and recent graduates with disabilities who are eager to prove their abilities in the workforce. Employers seek to fill both temporary and permanent positions in a variety of fields.
Internships & Resources for Under-represented Populations
¡Adelante! Fund Internship Program was designed as a vehicle to unite the needs of the Corporate World (an educated workforce) with the needs of the growing Hispanic college-age population. Juniors and seniors attending four-year institutions must seek practicum and hands-on training in the workplace. The ¡Adelante! Internship program provides students with the opportunity to intern in corporate environments throughout the United States, including at Univision, Citigroup, Nielson, the Department of Defense, and more. This program offers students the chance to learn the skills needed to enter the Corporate World upon graduation and the knowledge necessary to maintain success throughout their career.
Congressional Black Caucus Foundation established the Leadership Institute for Public Service, which prepares the next generation to take its place in community service and policy development arenas. The Leadership Institute’s primary goal is to increase the pool of black leaders in community-based programs and public service careers. The intensive nine-week program provides college undergraduates with a behind-the-scenes look into the democratic process. Through experiential learning in the office of a Congressional Black Caucus Member, the internship prepares interns to be decision makers in the policy making process.
Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute provides college students with a paid work placement in a Congressional Office or Federal Agency for a period of twelve weeks in the spring or fall, and eight weeks in the summer.
Hispanic Association of Colleges & Universities National Internship Program (HNIP) has placed nearly 7,000 college students in rewarding and challenging internships matching their majors and career goals since 1992. Participating agencies and corporations hope to increase diversity in their workforce by providing these internships to high-achieving Hispanic students. This creates a pipeline of future employees who have had positive, meaningful work experience. HNIP recruits college students for paid summer and semester-long internships at federal agencies and private corporations in Washington, D.C., and throughout the country. These ten- and fifteen-week internship programs give college students direct experience in a myriad of careers in the federal and corporate sectors.
Minority Access, INC. Many federal agencies have participated in Minority Access’ programs, including its highly acclaimed internship program in which students are paid while gaining professional and research experiences.
The Motivating Undergraduates in Science and Technology Project, (MUST), funded by NASA, is a joint partnership between the Hispanic College Fund, the United Negro College Fund Special Programs and the Society for Hispanic Professional Engineers. MUST awards scholarships and internships to undergraduates pursuing degrees in science, technology, engineering and mathematics, or STEM, fields. The MUST Project is open to all students and is particularly focused on engaging students from underserved and underrepresented groups to enter STEM fields.
WrightChoice Summer Intern Program, a major initiative of the Wright Choice Success Center, offers an array of programs and services with an emphasis on diversity training, workforce development, career coaching, networking, and generational awareness.
The Transfer & Career Services Office has several books regarding internships, including Peterson's Guide to Internships and the The Princeton Review Internship Bible.