Learning, confirming, impressing, and positioning. When you take an internship, these should be four of your goals.
The Feminist Majority Foundation (FMF), which was founded in 1987, is a cutting edge organization dedicated to women's equality, reproductive health, and non-violence. In all spheres, FMF utilizes research and action to empower women economically, socially, and politically. This links to their nationwide list of feminist jobs and internships.
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The Professional Internship Program is sponsored by the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education for those interested in conducting research and doing laboratory work. Internships are available in physical sciences, mathematics, health and medical sciences, engineering, earth and marine sciences, social and behavioral sciences, computer science, communications and graphic design, and business.
In most cases, you are no longer eligible to do internship after graduation. The only exceptions will be in the public sector with government or non-government organizations typically located in Washington D.C. or New York City. See our Post-BA Internship web section located under “INTERNSHIPS”.
Finding the experience that best meets your needs takes time, energy, careful planning and research. Many employers begin to identify their summer employment needs in early January. Start now.
Most students are more interested in the experience, but some want the chance to combine what they're learning in the classroom with the experience. Most departments require students to have upper-class standing before they are eligible to receive academic credit for an internship experience. Note that many UCSB departments do not offer academic credit for internships. Review the "Earning Academic Credit" page for more infomation.
Many great experiences are volunteer or involve a small stipend or lump sum of money. It is possible, however, to negotiate for salary as you become more productive to your employer or agency. In the meantime, will you be able to juggle a part-time job while volunteering for experience?
Programs can be part-time for one quarter, full-time for summer, or year round part-time or full-time commitments. Usually the competition for certain government, national or international opportunities is less during the school year versus the summer when the majority of people look. Most students find the longer they stay with one employer the more responsibility and training they will receive.
Carefully plan the quarter or summer in which you want to begin your first internship experience. Will you have sufficient time to devote to a volunteer or internship experience? How much flexibility will you need to handle your commitments in and outside of class? Freshman and Sophomores usually begin with volunteer, part-time jobs, or on-campus experiences to get the flavor of the type of responsibilities and skills they would like to use in their internship later on.