Looking for an Internship?

Internship FinderInternshipFinder


This subject is a little off the beaten trail, but we thought we’d include it for all of you who are looking for summer jobs or internships to help pay for college or to develop the skills you need for your career. InternshipFinder, created in 2009, is owned by M&L Research, an employment specialist offering employment research in the airline, cruise, oil, Alaskan fishing, and sports industries under JobFinderSites.com. To all appearances, M&L Research is refreshingly upfront about publishing who they are and what other sites they own.

InternshipFinder has lots of information on looking for and landing an internship, with many links to internships in a variety of fields: business, media and publishing, computers and IT, engineering, nonprofit, social media, sports, entertainment, and international. The site also contains information on resumes, cover letters, interviews, and creating a proposal.

True to its name, InternshipFinder has an Internship Finder. This feature allows you to use keywords to narrow your search to your field and/or location. The job listing we got when we used our keyword and location gave us a good return but certainly wasn’t exclusive to short-term internships, and actually, our search didn’t have any internship listings that we could find. Most of the jobs on our list were for permanent, full-time employment. Try using the word “intern” in the keyword, and you should find more internship listings.

You’ll notice that InternshipFinder’s search engine is run by Simply Hired’s Job-a-matic software, and it’s probably the money maker for this site. That said, it all seems to be transparent and above board, and we really didn’t see a downside to this for internship seekers.

The information on this site seems very helpful, and the links to specific industry internships also appears to be valuable. The search engine? Not so much. It’s not that it’s bad in any way—it’s just not targeted specifically to internships, having mostly job listings for full-time, permanent positions, which most college students aren’t in the market for yet. There certainly are internships listed, but why should a dedicated internship search engine require you to use “intern” as a keyword to get the results it promises? This search engine could be a good start, but look around for better-targeted results elsewhere.

We give Internship Finder 3 out of 5:

3 Mortar Board Rating



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Blogging Opportunity for High School Students

High School Student BloggersWanted: High School Students Who Love to Write & Plan on Attending College

Are you a high school student who enjoys writing or dreams of being a journalist? Are you planning to attend college? The Scholarship Opportunity Blog would love to hear from you! We’re currently looking for four high school students (one freshman, one sophomore, one junior, and one senior). We’d like you to write about topics relating to issues that are important to high school students like yourself or challenges you’re grappling with. We’re interested in hearing what you’re doing to prepare for college including:

  • Studying for and taking standardized tests (PSAT, SAT, and ACT)
  • Selection of classes and coursework
  • Extracurricular activities
  • Community service
  • Working while in school
  • Dual enrollment
  • Selecting a college
  • Applying to college
  • Paying for college
  • Finding and winning scholarships
  • How you use social media
  • Student loans and debt

We’re interested in YOUR experiences, thoughts, worries, questions, and issues you bump up against while in high school.

You would write at least one blog post per month on a topic of your choice. We will provide you with a professional writer and editor to polish your post prior to publication. We often receive requests from companies to review their products. While we are not paid for endorsements or reviews, we do receive these products for free. If you write an honest product review, you’ll get to keep the products for your own personal use. We think your opinion as a high school student is invaluable.

While this is an unpaid blogging internship, your photo and name will be published monthly, allowing you to gain real-world work experience and get the attention of college admissions counselors and scholarship committees. In addition, you will receive copies of the Get a College Degree without Drowning in Debt series, attend our classes for free, receive individual coaching, learn how to find and win scholarships, and get that all-important letter of recommendation.

If you’re under the age of 18, you’ll need a parent to authorize the use of your photo, your name, and bio statement (which you’ll write yourself).

We’re looking for students who can make a one-year commitment. If you’re able to meet deadlines and are interested in blogging for us, reach out and send us an email today along with a short sample of your writing, and why this opportunity excites you.

Intertek STEM Scholarships

Intertek STEM ScholarshipsIntertek STEM Scholarships

http://www.intertek.com/scholarships/overview/ or http://www.intertek.com/ (Use the Search Bar to type “Scholarship”)

Contact Info: http://www.intertek.com/contact/

Deadline: January 17 (5 awarded)

Award Amount: $10,000 plus an internship

Eligibility: US or Canadian citizen; men and women (1 scholarship is specifically for women); Undergraduate with Sophomore or Junior standing; attending college in US or Canada; majoring in engineering-related field such as chemical, civil, electrical, or mechanical; demonstrated commitment to the field of engineering; overall GPA of 3.2; and available to participate in an internship.

Requirements: Online Application, 2 Letters of Recommendation, Resume, Essay Question, Official Transcript

Application Link: http://scholarships.intertek.com/application

BlackBerry Scholars Program

Blackberry Scholars ProgramThe BlackBerry Scholars Program: “Empowering Women Through Mobile Technology”

UPDATE 4.8.16: It appears that this scholarship is no longer being offered (although we could not confirm this). You might try writing to the address below to inquire.

http://global.blackberry.com/campaigns/scholarship/scholars-2013/overview.html?CPID=SOC_FBNA1000041 or http://global.blackberry.com/campaigns/scholarship/scholars-2013/overview.html

Contact Info: Research in Motion Limited, dba BlackBerry, 295 Phillip Street, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada N2L 3W8

Deadline: June 26

Award Amount: Full tuition for 4 years (Up to 10 Awarded)

Eligibility: Female; 18 or older; entering Freshman pursuing a STEM major (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) at an accredited 4-year college or university and displaying an interest and/or aptitude in the mobile computing space. Never convicted of a crime or have acted in a manner that will bring BlackBerry into disrepute (at BlackBerry’s sole discretion). An internship at BlackBerry may be required for one 3-month period during the Junior or Senior year. All related living and travel expenses associated with the internship will be paid by BlackBerry.

Requirements: Online Application, Official Transcript, Acceptance Letter, 2 Letters of Recommendation, and Essay. Be sure to thoroughly read the overview at http://global.blackberry.com/campaigns/scholarship/scholars-2013/overview.html before you begin the application.

Microsoft Scholarship for Women

Microsoft Scholarship for WomenMicrosoft Scholarship for Women


Contact Info: Microsoft Scholarship Program, Microsoft Corporation, One Microsoft Way, Redmond, WA 98052-8303

Deadline: February 1

Award Amount: Full or Partial Tuition

Eligibility: Women pursuing a 4-year degree in Computer Science or technical-related disciplines.

Requirements: Resume, Transcript, Essay, Letter of Referral, and Confirmation of Online Application to the Microsoft Internship Program. (Students must apply online at http://www.microsoft.com/university for a Summer Internship and print out a confirmation page showing they have done so.) Gender/ethnicity/disability information is optional.