Jobs are becoming harder and harder to come by, and the current group of unemployed people is arguably the most qualified bunch yet. This makes internships even more important than ever. Another reason you may want to think about doing an internship, is because your school probably mandates that you do one in order to graduate.
Before we dive into the great websites that you can utilize to find your next internship, I just want to review a generally accepted rules regarding internships. It is generally a good practice to try and avoid programs that make you pay to join them. I am not at all discounting the work and value that these programs provide, but I don’t see how it is worth it to “buy” an internship. Taking an unpaid internship is difficult enough when most students still have some college bills to pay. Second, you might have to be willing take an unpaid internship. While that is generally the preference of noone, more and more companies are resorting to it because of the uncertain economic situation. Sometimes the experience that will be gained in a particular internship is too good to pass up. Despite not getting paid, the experience will prove valuable in the future, and will add another dimension of depth to your resume.