Jobs and Internships

An internship is an excellent way to your classroom learning into practice (and may be required by your major). Types of internships vary widely; Internships can be done throughout the year, can be paid or unpaid, can be taken for credit or not and are available locally, nationally, and internationally. Competitive summer internships are often filled in February, so advance planning is important!

What are the benefits of an internship?

  • Internships can help you learn about a career, work environments, cultures and supervisory styles. You can build your employment skills for the future.
  • Employers value students who have demonstrated successful professional experiences.
  • Excellent performance in an internship may result in a full-time offer

Finding a full-time job after Lees-McRae can be labor intensive. Be sure to make time for this and use every resource available.

  • Your professional network – start connecting with people in your area of interest your first-year!
  • Lees-McRae Alumni – use LinkedIn to find alumni and contact them for an information interview
  • Job Search websites – search both location and career specific.

Researching Internships and Jobs Online

Career Services Brightspace Site
All Lees-McRae students are part of the Career Services Brightspace Site, where volunteer opportunities, internships and full-time jobs are submitted. Check the employment tab first – these employers want to hire a Bobcat!

LinkedIn Jobs
Thousands of internships nationwide can be found on LinkedIn

Internships and jobs in the non-profit sector
Another nationwide internship resource

Student Conservation Association
Summer internships for those interested environmental conservation

White House Internships
Competitive Internships offered year-round.

Internships in Biology
A resource from Columbia University for internships in Biology.

Premed and Biological Research Internships
A resource from Rochester Institute of Technology on internships for those interested in Health Sciences and Biomedical research.

Smithsonian Internships
Competitive internships offered year-round for a variety of majors.

USA Jobs
Jobs in the Federal Government.