Katie Ramirez, M.S.
First, if you're in school I'd recommend touching base with your Career Services to see what resources they may have available to you. Many schools have their own job board, and they might have additional resources like GoingGlobal (which has jobs and internships around the world and within the US). LookSharp, LinkedIn, and internships.com are additional resources to check out. Following a company directly and networking are going to be additional ways to secure internships.
If you're interested in art specifically, you might consider looking directly at museums, galleries, and other arts institutions in your area. Many times they will post opportunities directly on their website and have early deadlines. Keep in mind you'll want to tailor your resume to the different opportunities (especially in art).
Since you mentioned websites in your question, a few I've used in the past for both paid and unpaid internships:
Note that in many cases, some of the postings may be expired so the best advice is to figure out which company is posting the job and verify that the job is also on the company website. I would also advise creating a Linkedin or social profile that you can use as a resume online - many internship sites prevent you from meeting a recruiter in person, so you want to give them something good if they happen to give you a Google Search.
At the end of the day, remember that finding an internship posting is the first step - research the company, talk to its employees, and explore the position to see if it's something you would enjoy. Best of luck!
Great question. This is going to be a plug for the company I work for, but it is THE BEST way to find internships, as you build your professional brand at the same time.
Check out www.linkedin.com/job. Type in "internship" and type in the location which you would like the internships to be or your current location. Let me know if you need help. Good luck and Dream Big!
Professor SIR Lloyd Christopher Stanton
Professor SIR Lloyd’s Answer
For all federal government internship programs. Under President Obama's leadership, the Federal Government has taken steps to
The Pathways Programs.Pathways offer clear paths to Federal internships for students.Student jobs in the federal government, summer jobs, internships, fellowships, outstanding scholars, and work study programs.position is being filled under the Pathways Internship Program. The program is designed to provide students enrolled in a wide variety of educational institutions, from high school t o graduate level, with paid work opportunities in agencies to explore Federal careers while still in school.
There a number of ways that you can use to locate internships:
- talk to the teachers in the subjects in which you are doing the best work and ask them if they might be aware of any internship programs that you might find attractive
- if you are interested in art, contact local organizations that do art education or art studios or galleries that look interesting to you
- if you are interested in art, contact your local hospital to see if they might have an opportunity in their art therapy program.
You can actually create your own internship program. Simply locate someone or an organization that looks interesting to you and talk to them about creating an internship program for you. You can use guidelines set up by your school or create your own guidelines including the objectives you might want to accomplish in the program.
Good luck. Keep me posted. I would like to help further if I can.