23 January 2010

Search Craigslist

In the Jobs category of craigslist (first search by state and city), you can checkmark "Internship" to pull up entries in a wide variety of fields.

You can also go to a city's list of "Gigs" and enter a search for "internship."

Like any web source, craigslist is a site you still have to investigate for truthfulness and accuracy. (Remember, anyone can upload anything.) There's no way the good folks at craigslist can check out every listing. Your task is to vet* the listings that interest you.

*Vet means confirm and validate. It comes from the informal language around race tracks: veterinarians check out the horses. A horse that is "vetted" is healthy and sound. The term is used in business routinely to mean check out, run a reference check, confirm, etc.

The content on this blog is not offered as legal advice or guidance. Consult your college, advisor, or internship supervisor for help with issues surrounding internships. © 2010 Mary Bold, PhD, CFLE. Dr. Bold is a co-author of the book Reflections: Preparing for your Practicum or Internship, geared to college interns in the child, education, and family fields. More about Dr. Bold can be learned at www.marybold.com

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