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Applying for Internships and Co-ops

 

Before Applying

To apply to any field experience positions listed on CareerConnect, you must create or revise your resume, customizing it for the position you want. To start, see our helpful page on Resumes and Cover Letters which has several downloadable handouts and resume samples. Take advantage of our Walk-In hours to have a trained student worker do a 15-minute review of your resume.  You may also want to make a 30-minute appointment with a professional Career Advisor to go over the details of the job description, your resume, and your cover letter, before you send them in.

 

Applying for Positions

You may apply to internship and co-op positions directly through the CareerConnect system. Each opportunity listing provides information on how to apply and what kinds of information they need from you.  In some cases, the application process may include an interview by phone or in person. If this is the case, the employer will contact you directly for an interview. If you have not heard from an employer, two weeks after applying, it is okay to make a polite telephone call asking for the timeframe of the company's search process.  If another two weeks pass without contact, assume that you have not been selected and apply elsewhere.

 

Accepting a Position

Once you have accepted an internship or co-op placement, contact the Field Experience office to take care of the appropriate paperwork.  The details of each process can be found using the menu at the left.

 

Housing

Now that you’ve landed an internship or co-op, you may need to arrange for housing. If you will be working in Boston, New York, Philadelphia, or Washington DC, the sites listed below will help you get started. If your field experience is in another city, try our links to nationwide listings.  You can also Search Google for “internship housing” and the location: (e.g. "internship housing Dallas").  It can also be fruitful to search the website of nearby colleges and universities for "housing".

 

Boston

Boston College Off Campus Housing
Emerson College Off Campus Housing
MIT Off-Campus Housing
MIT Interfraternity Council Summer Housing
Northeastern University Intern Housing
Suffolk University Summer Conference Services
Tufts University Off-Campus Housing Resource Center

 

New York

Columbia University Intern Housing
Educational Housing Services
Fashion Institute of Technology (Summer housing only)
New School Student Housing
NYCIntern.org
NYU Student Housing
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Off-Campus Housing (Troy/Albany)

 

Philadelphia

Drexel University Summer Intern Housing Program
4 Walls in Philly
International House Philadelphia
Pennlets (Sublets)
Philly Apartment Company
UPenn Off-Campus Housing Search
Villanova Summer Intern Housing Program

 

Washington D.C.

American University Summer Intern Housing
Catholic University Summer Intern Housing
George Washington University Summer Intern Housing
Howard University Office of Off-Campus Housing
International Student House
Washington Intern Housing Network
Washington Intern Student Housing

 

Nationwide Listings

ApartmentList.com
Intern Housing
MyApartmentMap
Rentbits
Sublet.com
The Housing Block