Finding An Internship

Resources

There are a variety of ways to locate internships in your area of interest. The more extensive your research, the more likely you are the find the opportunity that best fits your needs.

Access your HireaHawk.com account - each student is set-up with a HireaHawk.com account. With this system you can research employers, apply for jobs & internships, begin the internship registration process and participate in on-campus interviews and mock (practice) interviews. 
 

  • Attend a Job & Internship Fair! Pomerantz Career Center sponsors a fair each semester for all business, liberal arts & sciences majors. Employers will be in attendance to speak with you about their internship and full-time employment opportunities. This is a great networking opportunity!
     
  • Schedule an appointment with a Career Advisor - to find or develop an internship opportunity that is right for you. Receive help to create or update your resume and cover letter as well as polish your interviewing skills. During the school year, you can also meet with a Peer Advisor for a resume or cover letter review. Please visit the Career Center website for our walk-in hours. 
     
  • Learn more about these Pomerantz Career Center Internship Programs -

    The Washington Center
    The Washington Center for Internships and Academic Seminars (TWC) offers University of Iowa students the opportunity to work in dozens of fields in private, public, and non-profit organizations in Washington D.C. TWC's academic internship program is available for students of any major, including the social sciences, humanities, engineering, science, math, the fine arts, and health professions. Successful completion of a fall or spring semester internship will earn 12-15 academic credits; successful completion of a summer internship will earn 6-9 academic credits. International internship placements are available through TWC's London program.

    Walt Disney World College Program
    The University of Iowa Disney College Internship Program is a one of a kind internship opportunity in Florida. This non-credit internship experience will provide students from The University of Iowa with a wide array of skills and experience they can later use to market themselves when searching for a full-time position.

 

Funding Opportunities

Looking to fund your internship, service-learning, or research? Use these  Funding Resources to make your experiential education happen!

  • Department Resources - Visit with your Academic Advisor or the departmental internship coordinator to find out about academic internship courses offered through your major department.
     
  • Website Resources – Visit WHAT CAN I DO WITH A MAJOR IN...

 

Creating Your Own Opportunity

Don't be afraid to seek your own internship opportunities. Several organizations, especially non-profits, may not have the budget or staff to promote available internships, but that doesn't mean they aren't looking for students to assist them. If you have an interest in working for a particular company, contact them! Tell them you are looking for an internship, discuss your skills and qualifications, and talk about why you have an interest in their organization. They may have various volunteer opportunities that can be turned into internships! 

In addition, consider how those around you can assist you. Share your resume and speak with family, friends and campus contacts about your career goals and the type of internship that interests you. Your network can also be extremely helpful in refrring you to additional contacts and opportunities! 

Even if you find an internship on your own, if it meets the requirements, you can still register it through the Pomerantz Career Center or your academic department. 

Developing Your Own Internship - Northwestern University