6 Sites To Help You Find Remote Internships
Last updated March 4, 2021
Searching for internships is a lot of work, especially during a pandemic when there aren’t as many in-person opportunities available. The great news is that many companies are offering remote internships that you can do from home! But where do you go to search for internships and how do you know which companies offer remote opportunities? We’ve got you covered. Check out these 6 places you can go (online) to search for remote internships.
Internships.com has a great internship platform to help you search for remote and in-person opportunities. Just tell them what type of internship you are looking for (content creator, marketing, human resources, business, etc.) and drop in your zip code to see what internships are available near you. You can even filter to see which internships are paid versus unpaid which is a nice feature. Their database is updated regularly, so keep your eyes open for remote internships that sound interesting to you. Their platform is free to use and no need to sign up unless you would like to bookmark the internships you like.
Handshake is one of the most popular platforms for college students to search for jobs, but did you know they offer internship opportunities as well (both in-person and remote)? What makes Handshake unique is that you can connect directly with companies to find an internship or job, receive messages from employers, and connect with alumni from your school who works at a company you may be interested in. Handshake is a fully gated platform, which means you have to sign up first in order to see what job and internships are available. And though it is free to use, Handshake is exclusively for college students and recent college graduates, so you must have a school email address to sign up. Once you are in, complete your profile for personalized job and internship recommendations.
If you have a passion for making an impact in your community then Idealist is the perfect place to search for remote internships. Idealist is a job, internship, and volunteer platform that is exclusively for those interested in the nonprofit and social services sector. No sign up is required, but you have the option to create a free profile so you can save the opportunities you like. When you are ready to search for internships just type in your city and browse the internships in your area.
4. Intern Leaders
If you are interested in an international remote internship, then check out Intern Leaders. Intern Leaders does the hard work of finding and placing you into an internship in your chosen field along with offering workshops, 1:1 coaching, and professional development sessions to help you get the skills you need to kick start your career. There are a few things to keep in mind before signing up:
- It’s expensive! This is a UK-based company that will place you into an international internship for a fee: $208 USD to complete your application and if you are accepted, you have to pay a program fee of $2,800!
- It’s an unpaid internship: You will not be paid for the work you complete for your internship.
- You will not receive college credit. Intern Leaders will provide you with a certificate of completion, but no college credit will be given, so keep this in mind if you are considering applying and read all the fine print before signing up.
5. Way UP
WayUp is a job and internship platform for college students and recent grads where you can search for job and internship opportunities, access career advice, and connect directly with top employers. Similar to Handshake, WayUp is a gated platform, so you must register and complete a profile (which takes about 5 minutes to complete) before viewing the internship and job opportunities. The great news is that a school email address is NOT required, so anyone can sign up. Once your profile is complete, you will have access to a dashboard with jobs & internships, where you’ll see opportunities that match your profile.
6. Your school’s career center
If you are enrolled in school, definitely check out your campus career center. In addition to helping you with resumes and interviewing, many college career centers have great online job and internship boards where you can search for opportunities based on your major or area of interests. Additionally, career centers have relationships with employers and often know of internship and job opportunities that may be available exclusively for students at your school. It’s a free resource to tap into, so hop online and schedule an appointment with your career center ASAP!