You are here: Home

“Green Mike” provided the winning entry in our recent Facebook photo contest.  After Green Mike won the iPad, naturally we wanted to know more about the intern behind the mask!   So we had him answer some quick questions about his internship experiences, and what advice he has to offer other interns. Hello everyone, I’m GreenMike. If you don’t know who I am I was the winner of the internships.com photo contest and the recipient of the Apple iPad.  My quest to win the photo contest has been a long and exciting one.  To tell you about myself, I am currently a student at Ramapo College in New Jersey and an avid fan of the TV show It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia. While looking for an internship this year I registered for internships.com.  I began to receive the site’s emails where I heard about the photo contest and requested my t-shirt. [...]

Read More...

{ 0 comments }

Sweet Tweets

September 3, 2010

We’re back! Sweet Tweets – Number 5. We all spend some time throughout the day checking Twitter and various other feeds. If you’re lucky (like me!), you get paid to. Below are some of the silly tweets we found while tweavesdropping this week! As always, share any Sweet Tweets you find in the comments section. ——————————— @jennfields: Intern: I once snuck a whole rotisserie chicken into a movie theater under my coat. #internquotes @BrienneYvonne: Our Korean intern has requested that we call him by his new American name…when asked why he says…”I paid good money for this name!” lmao @chazwahl: There is an intern here that brushes his teeth all the time…I’ve never seen anything like it…seriously, every time I see him…brushing @steph326: after 2 yrs, our intern is moving on. He chose Cheesecake Factory for farewell lunch. We’ll always remember him by the 4 lbs we gain today. @dfuria: [...]

Read More...

{ 0 comments }

5 in 5!

September 1, 2010

5 Questions. 5 Minutes. 1 Employer. This week: Erica Marie from NBC Universal. I’m a manager of digital distribution at NBC Universal. Our department distributes film, broadcast, and cable content across many digital platforms, including mobile, EST, VOD, broadband partners such as Hulu, and emerging platforms like ITV and the iPad. 1. What do you look for when you hire an intern? The most important things for me are passion and knowledge about the industry (across entertainment, media, and digital) and a desire to learn. There is a hard skill set that’s necessary, but as long as you have a good foundation, the tipping point is what you know about the space and how you think about it. 2. How did you get started in the industry? How can I get started? I got lucky. I sent in my resume and they happened to pull it out and give me [...]

Read More...

{ 0 comments }

Hey all! As the marketing intern for internships.com, I have had a phenomenal summer learning more about marketing than I ever thought I could from an internship. The folks here at internships.com have made my internship experience so fulfilling, and now they’re giving other students around the country the chance to work with them as well! Internships.com is looking for 5 all-star students on 35 campuses across the U.S.! This is a paid, part time position that allows you to set the hours and workload. It is an opportunity to flex your marketing/sales muscles, help your friends get internships, and make good money in the process! Now I know what you’re thinking…How often do I have to work? What do I have to do exactly? All you have to do is spread the word about Internships.com to your classmates. This may include posting links on your social networking accounts, sending [...]

Read More...

{ 0 comments }

5 in 5!

August 24, 2010

5 Questions. 5 Minutes. 1 Employer. This week: Lucy from Paperless Post. Paperless Post is a technology startup in New York City and San Francisco that enables users to communicate in a visually expressive way online. We are a team of developers, designers, and business people who enjoy a challenge and are passionate about solving problems in elegant and creative ways. 1. What do you look for when you hire an intern? We look for people ready to get their hands dirty, to leap in and take on any task that presents itself. As a start-up we’re all about getting things done and not about bureaucracy. We also look for people who are self-motivated and good communicators. 2. How did you get started in the industry? How can I get started? My first job out of college was in an investment firm focused on the software and Internet space. It [...]

Read More...

{ 0 comments }

Fellow interns, Similar to our college educations, our experiences as interns aid us in deciding which field we wish to pursue in regards to our careers.  The below are a few ways in which I have found my internship experiences helpful when making a decision about what to study in school. Remember that life is about trial & error. Not only does having real-life experience give you a competitive edge in the workforce, but it also enables you to weed out job responsibilities, and other related career details that you may not want to partake in, in the future. Branch out from what’s required Typically, students pursue degrees that will help them find a job in the correlating field that they are interested in.  I would advise that instead of only taking classes that are required for your major, or that stick to the same lines, stray away from what [...]

Read More...

{ 0 comments }

Meet the Intern: Keith

August 17, 2010

Keith Kaplan is a senior at Albion College in Michigan.  He is double majoring in Economics & Management and Communication Studies with a concentration in the Gerstacker Institute of Business and Management. This was Keith’s first internship experience and he has found it to be a revelation. “Keith Goes To Compact” About nine weeks ago, I walked into the first day of my internship at Compact Industries.  At the time I did not have much of an idea of what I was getting myself into, other than committing my summer from 9am-5pm every day.  I look back on my experience now and I can honestly say this was a valuable one. Compact Industries is a food co-packer located in St. Charles, IL (Western Suburb of Chicago).  This means other companies hire Compact to blend and package their products for them.  The many products that I got to smell each day [...]

Read More...

{ 0 comments }

Sweet Tweets

August 13, 2010

2011-02-24 15:31:39

Read More...

{ 0 comments }

Hello all! While finding an internship off-campus can be extremely valuable and noteworthy, many of us forget to inquire about available, or invisible, positions that are on our college campuses.  We have grown so accustomed to the notion of an internship being in the real world that we forget that our campuses lay down the foundation for our real world development.  Think about it; college campuses have a plethora of departments that reflect nearly all possible fields of study. There are several ways that one can search for an internship on his or her college campus… 1. Check your career center. In most cases, college career centers have listings of on campus job opportunities in their office or online. Check out these listings, and see if you’re interested in what they’ve got to offer. 2.  Become a Research Assistant. Most college campuses have hundreds, sometimes thousands, of professors who conduct research [...]

Read More...

{ 2 comments }

Meet the Intern: Jason

August 10, 2010

2011-02-24 15:31:37

Read More...

{ 0 comments }