Making sure all your students have summer internships

May 17, 2012 at 8:00 am | Posted in career center | Leave a comment
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Coach Susan Sandberg

Susan Sandberg

You and your colleagues are working hard to ensure that all your students have summer internships lined up. “Internships are being sought by more and more KU students because they realize how important internships are in their future job search,” said Erin Wolfram, assistant director of career networks at the University Career Center at Kansas University. The number of students involved in internships is difficult to monitor, Wolfram said, due to the variety of ways students find them. Some find internships through professors, family members, or career services, such as internships.com, which was recently listed as #1 of 6 Best Sites to find Summer Internships on makeuseof.com. Students still searching for summer internships might find the following opportunities on internships.com helpful:

•    Accounting Internship:  CampGroup, LLC, Monmouth, ME. 2 Full-Time, Paid;  05/29/12 – 08/18/12.  Accounting intern to assist Controller in the management of CampGroup, LLC, which owns and operates 15 children’s resident summer camps in lakeside locations.  Assignments will involve routine accounting practices such as entering invoices & cash receipts, paying bills, recording manual checks & journal entries. You will also be involved in the preparation of staff payroll and tracking of staff advances. Requirements:  Academic concentration in Accounting or Finance required. Must have completed 2 semesters of accounting, must be detail oriented and have solid computer skills with working knowledge of Microsoft Excel and Word.

•    Advertising Copywriter:  Internet Webpages Newspaper, Inc., Chicago, IL.  Part-Time, Paid  05/07/12 – ? (Dates Flexible.) Internet Webpages Newspaper, Inc. (IWN), a downtown Chicago-based print, online and events company, is seeking an Advertising Copywriter intern for an exciting opportunity at our Chicago Loop office. The primary responsibility is to execute the vision and direction of IWN’s Brand strategy. Specifically you will 1. Create Ad Copy for Print Publications, Event Signage and Graphics 2. Write AIDA oriented copy for a network of up to 80+ company websites and online stores. Requirements:  The ideal candidate is outgoing, friendly and works well in a collaborative office setting. Detail-oriented with excellent grammar and writing ability. Multilingual is desired but not mandatory.

•    Development Assistant, Marketing/Development Department:  Student Support Center, 1003 K St. NW Washington, DC.   Part-Time, Unpaid (College Credit Required) 06/01/12 – 09/01/12 (Dates Flexible). The Development Intern is responsible for assisting the Director of Development with maintaining the organization’s donor database, tracking and evaluating fundraising efforts, researching donor prospects and grant opportunities.

•    Tech start-up intern:  VenueTap, New York, NY. Full-Time, Unpaid, 06/04/12 – 09/04/12 (Dates Flexible). VenueTap is looking for a creative-minded go-getter to assist in developing our party planning platform. Your primary responsibilities will be managing the quality of our releases and sketching out future functionality. A good candidate will be able to work independently and follow directions well and be responsible for Quality Assurance and System Monitoring, Bug troubleshooting, and UI development and design. Requirements:   Familiarity with MySQL, JavaScript, C#, .NET, HTML, organized, strong attention to detail, ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment,  previous start-up experience is a plus, and proficiency in MS Office Suite (Word, PowerPoint, Excel).

•    Mobile App Graphic Designer:  TapWalk, Boston, MA. Part-Time, Unpaid (College Credit Required), 06/01/12 – 10/01/12 (Dates Flexible). This internship starts ASAP. The July 1st start date and submission end time was just to keep the post open to allow for continuous submissions. TapWalk is a technology-based startup and a world leader in the geo-based custom mobile application. Requirements:  1. Portfolio 2. Pursuing or graduated with a degree in Graphic Design.

•    NIH internships:   The National Institutes of Health (NIH) consists of 27 institutes with more than 1200 laboratories; some of the institutes include the National Institute of Cancer, National Eye Institute, National Human Genome Research Institute, National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering, and the NIH Clinical Center. NIH offers stipends for trainees. The positions are highly competitive and are considered on a rolling basis. In one period, out of 6,700 applicants, only 1,200 interns were selected. You’ll need references.

•    Keswick Theatre Internships:  AEG Live, Human Resources, Los Angeles, CA , 2 Part-Time, Unpaid (College Credit Required),  05/14/12 – 08/14/12 (Dates Flexible).The Keswick Theatre – nationally recognized by audiences and performing artists as the most comfortable, friendly, acoustically-perfect listening room in the Philadelphia area-presents a broad range of internationally acclaimed performers geared to virtually every entertainment taste and interest. Requirements: Must be a junior or senior at a full-time and accredited college or university. Must provide proof of college credit within first week of internship. Previous work experience (industry-related experience) is encouraged and a commitment to 16-20 hours’ work per week is required.

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