Where to Look for an Internship

We highly recommend the many resources listed below and believe you can use them to find internships in fields that interest you. Remember that networking plays an integral role in both finding and landing an internship. You will also need a well-targeted resume and cover letter and solid interview skills to help you get the internship. Looking for an internship in a specific location?  Use our location specific resources.

Handshake is the best resource to begin your internship search. This WFU hub for career-related information allows you to review, apply for, and set up interviews for internships, some of which are only available to Wake Forest students. If you fill out your profile with your interests you will receive targeted emails with information and internship opportunities available in your specific career fields of interest.

Tired of searching on companies’ websites for internship postings? Indeed.com is one of the most convenient ways to search online for an internship. This site searches organizations’ websites for internship listings, making your search easier. Search using your skills or interests to help narrow down your options and be sure to include “internship” as a keyword.

Using this comprehensive search engine you can find internships using the criteria you list when starting your search. Check out internships.com for thousands of opportunities all across the country.

The University Career Action Network is a consortium of more than 20 top colleges and universities from across the country including Wake Forest. UCAN develops and maintains quality internships from a variety of top employers nationwide, enabling students to gain experience related to their chosen careers.  To access the site, create an account on this page.  Note that you MUST register using your .wfu email address.

Are you looking to start your internship search, but not quite sure of what you want to do? Take a look this list of popular internship targets/cities to learn about opportunities available right now. Check out the different tabs to find internships in places like Washington, DC, New York City, Atlanta, North Carolina, and Texas.

Are you beginning your internship search and need help identifying companies of interest as well as contacts within the company to network for networking purposes? CareerShift can help! CareerShift provides a unique set of internship hunting tools that allow you to find organizations to work for, internships with those organizations, AND names, addresses, and profiles for people at those organizations. To create an account, simply click on the image above and register using your Wake Forest email address.

Thinking about working abroad after you graduate? Use  Going Global to learn about international job opportunities and hiring rules and regulations in different countries. Click on the Going Global logo to access a world of information. If you are off-campus, please use VPN to access this resource.


StudentFreelance is designed for students looking for freelance opportunities.  If you don’t have the time to do an internship, if you need to earn a little money for project based work, or if you simply want to maintain your skills, you can use StudentFreelance to get real experience. income, and gain real experience.

*The following sites are password protected and purchased by the OPCD for use only by Wake Forest students. You can find log-in instructions within your Handshake account (or stop by our office in Reynolda Hall 230). Just sign-in to Handshake, and click on the “Online Resources” link on the left side of the page.

Are the performing arts in your future? ArtSearch is a great place to search for internships related to the performing arts — theatre and musical performance, direction, scenic arts, development, and administration.*

Interested in sustainability? Environmental Career Opportunities is the place to look for opportunities in conservation, environmental education, and environmental advocacy.*

Interested in a career for the betterment of the human condition?  Access positions related to human rights both in the U.S. and abroad at Human Rights Jobs.*

Want to make a difference in the public sector?  Find internship opportunities in health, human services, environment, economics and national security at Policy Jobs.*

Check out positions in political parties, campaigns, lobbying groups, public affairs, and political consulting at Political Jobs!*