The Career Resource Center shares internship opportunities on their Online Career Center, Optimal Resume. Students are encouraged to created a free student account and begin searching there first. The site is available at https://centralpenn.optimalresume.com/.
The Career Resource Center hosts several events on campus throughout the year that provide opportunities for students to meet with employers in their field of study. Those events include the CPEC Job and Internship Fair in February, the Business Partner of the Year Breakfast in June and the Internship Fair in July. Students are encouraged to attend career-related events on campus as often as they can.
Students can also check general/national websites, including Internships.com and Glassdoor. Although these sites might have thousands of listings, many of those listings will be scattered across the country, so be sure to take note of where the internship is being offered before applying.
If the idea of an out-of-town internship appeals to you, there are opportunities for internships in Washington, D.C. through the Washington Internship Institute. Doing an internship through this program requires more advanced planning than some other internships. Please see the Washington Internship Institute page of this guide for details.
Students from Central Penn have had internships in the past at the following companies and organizations:
|Business Administration||Governor Tom Wolf – Office of Constituent Services|
|Capital Blue Cross|
|Accounting||Foot Locker Corporate|
|Smith Elliott and Kearns|
|Criminal Justice||East Pennsboro Police Department|
|Dauphin County Criminal Investigation Division|
|Alternative Rehabilitative Communities|
|Entrepreneurship & Small Business||State Farm Insurance|
|Legendary Support Coordination|