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Get Hired - Resources for Internships

An internship is an ideal way for a Clemson student to gain entry-level job experience and training, and build relationships necessary to better prepare for a career path. Whether within the U.S. or in another country, an internship is an opportunity for hands-on education and networking within top companies and organizations and creates the means for a student to determine if his chosen field is the best fit for his future career. It is never too early to do an internship and students should consider doing more than one.

We currently offer domestic and international internships to our students.
These internships can be categorized in one of three ways:

  • An internship completed solely for the purpose of gaining practical experience in a chosen field which can be documented on a resume.
  • An internship completed for academic credit as governed by the guidelines of the department issuing credit hours. Find your internship faculty advisor here.
  • An internship for zero credit hours as documented on a student’s transcript through the Michelin Career Center.

Internships offer students the opportunity to apply academic knowledge in a practical workplace setting. These work opportunities provide students with exposure to an occupation, industry or career field he or she may be considering. These positions are also an excellent way to jump-start the full-time career search. Internships are available during the fall, spring and summer semesters and can be paid, volunteer or completed for academic credit depending on the structure of the company’s program.

We're committed to helping our students succeed. In an effort to foster the success of our students, internships have been identified as a means to help students compete in today’s job market. The Office of Student Enrichment has partnered with ClemsonJobLink to promote internship opportunities to students. Students can search for opportunities based on major, industry and/or geographic location.

Click Here to Search for An Internship

Unpaid Internships - Know Your Rights

Did you know that many unpaid internships with for-profit companies violate the law and that students in unpaid internships give up many of their rights without even knowing it? Educate yourself by reading this flyer.

There are numerous resources for students to utilize while searching for an internship or researching a potential company of interest. When looking for an internship, students are encouraged to utilize OSE career coaches in addition to other campus, community and international resources. The resources below allow for strategic search options guaranteed to assist any student in need of an internship. For more detailed, one-on-one guidance, consulting a career coach is always best.

Campus Resources

  • ClemsonJobLink - Database of employers’ job postings, internships opportunities and/or campus visits. Requires CUID and password to login.
  • The Clemson University Career Fair - Fall and spring career fairs hosted by the Michelin Career Center. Career Fairs provide great opportunities for students to visit one-on-one with employers. It’s never too early to start networking! For more information, visit the Career Center website.
  • Cooperative Education - Information about obtaining a co-op position.
  • University Professional Internship/Co-op Program - Clemson has expanded its paid on-campus internship and co-op program to offer more students the opportunity to work closely with Clemson's faculty or administration. Participating students will be given significant work that will help them prepare for their future careers.

Resources for International Internships

  • Cultural Vistas - Job search site that offers information on living and working overseas as well as work visas assistance and placements.
  • Eurojobs - Search engine of positions within the European Union. Includes resume templates as well as search results by sector and country.
  • Go Abroad - Leading international education and experiential travel resource. Directories contain over 12,000 opportunities abroad updated daily including study abroad, internships, volunteer opportunities, teach abroad, language schools and more.
  • Going Global - Includes information on countries' employment statistics and major industry.
  • Riley Guide - Job search engine for international employment in specific countries and/or regions of the world.
  • Transitions Abroad - Transitions Abroad offers a listing of work permit programs and opportunities. This website also includes articles and links to help prepare students for an international job search.

Other Resources and Links (alpha order)

  • CareerRookie - Connects students and recent graduates seeking internships, part-time jobs and entry-level positions with the nation’s top employers; post resumes, get the latest news on companies and industries, sign up for automatic job alerts, view local career fairs and tap into advice on everything from writing resumes to on-the-job success – all from entry-level point of view.
  • Glassdoor - Free inside look at jobs and companies. Salary details, company reviews and interview questions — all posted anonymously by employees and job seekers.
  • HillZoo.com - Homepage of Capitol Hill.
  • Idealist - Collection of resources on diverse topics, including local and global volunteering, nonprofit careers, nonprofit management and graduate school.
  • Indeed - The #1 job site worldwide providing job listings and info on salaries, trends and best places to work.
  • Internships.com - Leading connection between internships and students, higher education and employers.
  • Intern Queen - Apply for as many internships as you want 100% FREE. Resumes are sent Monday-Friday to the employers of your choice! All users will automatically be added to the INTERN QUEEN HOT LIST that will come to you via email twice each month, highlighting new opportunities.
  • LinkedIn - The world’s largest professional network on the Internet with more than 150 million members in over 200 countries and territories.
  • SCIWAY - Search employment positions located in all areas of South Carolina.
  • Simply Hired - Vertical search engine company based in Silicon Valley. Search millions of job listings, research salaries and discover employment trends.
  • Vault - Search internship rankings, view job postings and gather internship advice.
  • USAJOBS - Federal government has recently taken great strides to help students and recent graduates find job opportunities.