Internships are a fantastic way for students to explore career paths while developing real world experiences and job-related skills. The Career Center offers a variety of programs and resources to assist students with their internship search, many of which are offered Fall & Spring semesters, including:
Workshops: Securing an Internship, Maximizing Your Internship
Programs/Events: Investigate Industries & Internships (i3), The Global Fellows Program, USC Dream Dollars Program, Diversity & Inclusion: Recruiting Night, Career Fair
Resources: connectSC, iNet, Goinglobal CARL, Internship advising appointments
connectSC is the go-to resource for USC students looking for jobs and internships. Employers looking to recruit USC students post their opportunities on connectSC. Students can filter jobs and internships by keyword, school affiliation, and location. Students can also set up search agents to automate their search and receive email updates on newly posted opportunities.
Students can also apply for internships through the On-Campus Recruiting program (OCR) where employers interview applicants at the career center. Top companies within business, technology, fashion/retail, consumer products & nonprofit recruit through OCR. Through connectSC, students can filter for OCR positions.
In addition, NACElink is an additional database of opportunities that extends an internship search beyond the employers that post only to USC students and alumni.
This resource attracts employers from across the country to post internships that are available to students from 11 selective private universities. iNet is useful for students looking for internships across the country and overseas. Access iNet through the connectSC Resources tab.
Goinglobal is the best resource for students looking to work or intern abroad. Goinglobal career and employment resources include more than 10,000 pages of constantly-updated content on topics such as: job search sources, work permit/visa regulations, resume writing guidelines and examples, employment trends, salary ranges, networking groups, cultural/interviewing advice, major listings by industry sector, non-profits and volunteer opportunities. H1B employer listings are also available for all 50 states.
Career Access Resource Library – Internships 40.07
The Career Access Resource Library (CARL) allows students to search for publications and online resources for graduate school, internships, fellowships, and career exploration.
Students can search for internship resources by selecting category 40.07 Internships, which would compile a list of books and resources on the internship search, internship programs across a variety of industries, and employer information.