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January 16: Head start on your research

January 15, 2013 by careers   

Your Internship Summer Job Search


Step One

Identify the type of work you want to do and begin to investigate websites and organizations. You may want to make an appointment with a career counselor (236-1611).


Step Two

Start doing some online research. Develop a schedule or spreadsheet, with application information required and deadlines.


Step Three

Prepare a brief explanation of the type of work/job/internship you would like to find.


Step Four

Develop the tools: resume, etc.


Step Five



Step Six

Follow up


Step Seven

Tell people you know that you are looking (using your brief explanation)




Useful links for your online research



Local, Berkshire Area Companies and Organizations, some with internship programs, others summer jobs


Mass MoCA, Jan. 18 deadline, North Adams, Arts, Education


Berkshire Theatre Group, Colonial Theater, BTF


Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival, Jan 22 and Feb. 19 deadlines


General Dynamics with our zip code,%20MA&company=&listingType=1&radius=50#p/10


Crane & Company

2013 Internship Program to be announced this week. Students are advised to keep an eye on their site, but you might also meet with the career counselor to learn the contact person and how to investigate even before the posting is made public.






Look at their site too. See Career Counselor for contact information


Mass DOT Highway Division, Generally engineering oriented


Summer Horticulture

Berkshire Botanical Garden, Stockbridge



Boston Symphony Orchestra,  Tanglewood

BSO at Tanglewood hires hundreds of students for the summer, some pre-professional.

Talk with career counselor about contacts


Berkshire Health Systems


Mass Life Sciences Internship Challenge


Mass Aububon


State Government

Governor’s Office Internship


See Berkshire Creative for jobs and internships (mostly jobs)



National Internship Programs


Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute


Student Conservation Association


Federal internships, all fields internships


Marine Careers


Science News Writing Internship, Washington DC


American Association for the Advancement of Science, other, several, writing, IT, etc.


Union of Concerned Scientists


U.S. Fisheries and Wildlife (has Massachusetts jobs, many Mass sites, internship program currently being developed. Contact career counselor)


Science Opportunties





General Internship (or jobs and internships) Sites

look here for resume templates too

Beware of some of these unpaid internships…make an appointment, 236-1611 to talk with a counselor,%20MA&company=&listingType=1&radius=50#p/20


Hire Culture


Sports, all




We will talk about this idea today.  You may want to make an appointment with the career counselor to develop your own strategy, including companies and organizations to approach, and how to approach them to learn of internships and jobs.  Many, if not most, jobs are found by talking to people.











Professional Associations and Job Sites

If your interest is not represented here, simply Google your career field and look for the appropriate site.

www.apta.orgPhysical therapy massage therapy physical fitness trainer respiratory therapy nursing criminal justice early childhood education Human services

(National Association of Broadcast Journalists) 

(American Bar Association)


(American Association for Paralegal Education)

(Central Intelligence Agency)

(American Foreign Service Association)

(American Association of Arts Educators)

(American Library Association)


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