Guest Post: 5 Websites for Finding Awesome Internship Opportunities

Internships can provide entry into dream jobs, adding experience and references to an inexperienced person’s résumé, but finding them can be challenging – especially in a down economy. As with all job searches, the Internet is an invaluable resource for locating the best opportunities. Whether you’re a recent graduate, embarking on a new career, or a student required to take an internship for class credit, the web can lead you to an internship that will give you the experience you need. Here are five great websites for tracking down the best internship.

Military Transition Assistance

John Durfee wrote to me recently about his experience in transitioning from Gunnery Sargent to business. John, like many veterans, found that choosing a new career was a daunting task. It certainly wasn’t the piece of cake that the U.S. Army ads made it seem. “They made it look easy; a female soldier in fatigues running across a training course, and then she morphs into a business executive holding a attaché case. Looks easy right?” Without the special effects, it’s a longer challenge for most vets.

Are You Ready to Meet the Future?

A stunning survey of workers by shows that 98% of workers are not [completely] satisfied with their jobs and plan to look for work in 2011. Are you one of them?

If you are one of the working class who’s planning to make a break for it as soon as the economy heats up, here are some things to consider as you plan a move.

Monster Career Benchmarking

You’ve got to hand it to Not only did they create the biggest and best known commercial website for job posting and career advice, they’re working on innovations to make it even more useful. By gathering information from more than 25 million resumes in the Monster database and a world-wide network of recruiter customers, Monster can offer valuable market information for your job search.