Find an Internship

Some of the characteristics of a successful internship search are very similar to launching a successful new business or venture. Both require taking initiative and being proactive, finding ways to stand out and differentiate yourself, and being resilient and adaptable if your first plan doesn’t come together. Your internship search is a “contact sport” where making professional connections will help you through every step of the process.

Where to start:

  1. Explore opportunities in Crimson Careers*.
  2. Perfect your resume and cover letter.
  3. Craft your LinkedIn Profile.
  4. Connect with alumni on MCS Firsthand Advisors*.
  5. Attend a career fair or employer networking event.
  6. Talk to an MCS advisor and create a plan!

*For current students and recent alumni of Harvard College, GSAS and HES.

For international students, consider enhancing your search by using Interstride, which features webinars on visa insights and a job board that highlights H1-B sponsoring employers in the US.

For Harvard College undergraduates, also consider exploring Harvard-Funded summer opportunities (includes research, study abroad and more), and save the date for the Summer Opportunities & Funding Fair.

Making Connections & Employer Research

Summer is an excellent time to learn more about specific industries and employers, which includes reaching out to fellow students, recent alumni, and other professionals who are working in fields or at organizations that interest you. Making connections and networking are the most effective ways to explore pathways, navigate the application and interview process, and position yourself for future internship and job opportunities. What sets a candidate apart is their demonstrated interest and knowledge about the organization, the work that they do, and the broader career field. Get a head start by utilizing some of

By Recruiting / Employer Engagement Team
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Making the Most of Your Summer

Summer is almost here! Congratulations on completing the academic year. We know that while many of you may be looking forward to a summer experience, others may still be seeking new opportunities.

If you are looking for a summer experience, …

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Recruiting / Employer Engagement Team
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Looking for first-year or sophomore friendly opportunities? (Check back – this list gets updated!)

Check out these blogs and posts highlighting first-year and sophomore friendly internships/fellowships/summits:

Campus Undergraduate – 2024 American Express Discovery Program – Sophomores

Environmental Sustainability Intern at 2024 Summer Internship at Sol de Janeiro

Production Intern at 2024 Summer Internship at …

By Katie Fell
Katie Fell Assistant Director, Harvard College Still Deciding, Exploring, & Self-Assessment
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