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Internship Guide

Information for all stages of the Internship process: before, during, and after

Finding an Internship

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.

Past Internship Sites

Students from Central Penn have had internships in the past at the following companies and organizations:

Major Company/Organization
Business Administration Governor Tom Wolf – Office of Constituent Services
Capital Blue Cross
Highmark
Whitaker Center
HR Resolutions
Accounting Foot Locker Corporate

H&R Block

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