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Focus on Internships 2014

According to a recent survey by the National Association for Colleges and Employers, 75% of employers prefer to hire applicants with relevant work experience.  Where can you get relevant experience?  Internships! Landing an internship is a chance to apply your knowledge in a real world situation that gives you a taste for an industry you may be interested in pursuing after graduation. Internships can be paid or unpaid and you can seek opportunities locally, nationally, and internationally.

Make sure to review our calendar for this week's activities and workshops to prepare for your internship search or network with employers. Come by the Career Resource Room for Drop-in Advising Monday through Friday 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

HOT Internship Resources:

1. GauchoLink

UCSB’s database of internships, part-time and full-time jobs by location and career functions. New positions are posted daily!


Find internship postings, search engines, and organizations to support your internship exploration. You can filter your search by interest, location, and internships related to your major in order to navigate this extensive list of resources.

3. Handout Hub

Visit the Handout Hub (online or in the Career Resource Room) for industry specific resources and links to assist in your internship search!


Search the world’s largest internship marketplace with 62,255 internship positions from 27,536 companies located in 2,957 cities across all 50 states. Register for a free account using your UCSB Umail account.