Finding an Internship

Ideally, you should begin your internship search no later than the start of the semester before the term you would like to intern. If you plan to search for a position through on-campus interviews, you must first register with BCS.

  • Discuss opportunities with advisors and professors within your major department.
  • Seek employers at the numerous career fairs on campus each year. Attend career fairs both inside and outside of your college.
  • Contact your network of friends, family, and professors. Let them know you are looking for an internship. Try to give them the pertinent information for your search so they have a clear picture of the type of position for which you are searching.
  • Look for companies in your chosen industry by using the Employment Resources offered by BCS.
  • Obtain company lists from the Chambers of Commerce in the regions you are considering.
  • Become active in campus chapters of professional organizations.
  • Look in publications of professional associations that relate to your field. Internships may be advertised, but more likely you will obtain company information and possible contacts.
  • Look at the staffing or employment section of a company web site for internship offerings.
  • Personally contact employers that interest you.

Are you searching for an internship to meet your Trulaske Edge requirement? For more information, contact Business Career Services at, by phone at (573) 882-2565, or stop by in-person at 104 Cornell Hall.