The Best Summer Internships Out There

Internships are a vital part to landing a job after college and with this increasingly competitive job market and a failing economy, we can use all the advantages we can get. Internships are an easy way to get your foot in the door at the company of your choice where you will meet valuable contacts, get insider information and learn the tricks of the trade.

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Don’t panic – there’s still time to apply and, lucky for you, we’ve done half the work already and found the 9 coolest internships out there. (The 10th was interning right here for CollegeCandy.com, but we already have some rockin’ lucky ladies lined up. Sorry!) So ladies, break out your blazers, your resumes and start booking those interviews because here’s your chance!

The Metropolitan Museum of Art

This is the perfect internship for the art history student or future museum curator. As an intern you will have full access to The Metropolitan Museum of Art as well as other collections and research libraries in the NYC area. Interns get to help with departmental projects (curatorial, administrative, or educational), give gallery talks, and assist at the Visitor Information Center. Plus you get a $3,250 stipend.

Apple

You won’t be fetching coffee and making copies at Apple. Instead, interns are almost always assigned to small teams where they work alongside experienced professionals. You could potentially work on everything from new product brainstorming to implementation of a final product.

Electronic Arts

Who wouldn’t want to get paid to make and play with video games all summer? EA offers students the opportunity to check out a career in the games industry. “This includes a weekly speaker series which gives interns a chance to network with some of the brightest minds in the industry. There are also social and team building events throughout the summer, often including an exhibition of interns’ work for company leaders”. Worried about making a career out of video games? Don’t. EA often offers interns a full time job after graduation.

FBI

The Honors Internship Program brings students to work at FBI Headquarters in Washington, D.C. where they offer participants an insider’s view of FBI operations and help you explore career opportunities within the Bureau.  Not only could you spend the summer rockin’ a pair of hot aviators doing your best Miss Congeniality impression, you will also earn the satisfaction of helping citizens and gaining important experience.

MTV Networks

MTV is home to more than 130 channels worldwide, has revolutionized the music industry and is a cornerstone of pop culture. They offer a variety of internships in several fields (marketing, casting, editorial, production, promotion, legal etc.) where you will gain valuable contacts and entertainment industry knowledge. You’ll have a blast at this fast paced, trendy internship and, who knows, maybe you’ll even run into a celebrity or two.

TeenVogue.Com

TeenVogue.com is seeking Summer Interns to assist with their online production work. With magazines folding all over the country an online magazine or a magazine’s website combines the best of both worlds. Be a part of the ever growing online media industry while learning the ins and outs of the magazine publishing and fashion worlds. You’ll meet valuable contacts and build up your resume.

Miller Brewing Co.

Maybe you can’t major in beer, but you sure can work with it. It may not be all beer pong and keggers but it wouldn’t be a brewing company without at least a few opportunities to kick back and crack open a cold one. In addition to an assigned self managed project, Miller hosts two social or networking events per week, including sports games and brewery tours. At the end of the summer a successful final project presentation often leads to full-time employment.

Tom’s Shoes

This internship will appeal to the do-gooder in all of us. Tom’s Shoes is looking for interns to organize, manage and execute projects in their Marketing/Events, Special Projects, Copy Writing, Graphic Design, Web/IT, and Film departments, as well as Non-Profit Friends of Tom’s. If you don’t feel like sitting at home for the summer, Tom’s Shoes provides housing for the duration of the program while you make a world of difference.

Environmental Protection Agency

Every green girl should check out the EPA’s internship program which helps the orginization lead the nation’s environmental science, research, education and assessment efforts, and works to protect our health and our environment. Internships, fellowships and other opportunities are available in Washington, D.C., laboratories, and at regional EPA locations nationwide.

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