Internships are a common form of experiential learning. The idea of an internship is to provide students with direct experience in a work setting related to their career interests and academic focus. Internships afford the benefit of supervision and coaching from professionals in the field. These professional opportunities represent an effective experiential education exercise and create authentic applied opportunities for students. Internship experiences represent a venue for students to apply skill sets and what was learned in the classroom to a real world setting.


HANDSHAKE is the University's online job and internship database of businesses and organizations who are actively recruiting Notre Dame students and alumni.

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Career Coach quick start guide for students

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Quadjobs is an on-line marketplace for informal and local jobs such as tutoring and caregiving. It is used by local residents living near NDMU to post these types of jobs.

Maryland Technology Internship Program

The Maryland Technology Internship Program (MTIP) offers financial assistance to technology-based businesses, as well as state and local agencies, to hire more interns with paid internships.
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Internships from local employers are listed
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Micro-internships are short term projects typically lasting 10-40 hours. They can often be accomplished remotely. Job search sites such Parker Dewey and Indeed offer these situations.

Other job and internship sites

Best job sites

These job sites are often ranked as being the most useful for job seekers. The list below is not in any particular order.

Other Job Sites

The Career Center has more sites specific to particular occupations. Email for more information.

Learn More About Networking

Making Connections

Connecting to others is a good job search strategy. It’s also a natural expression of your curiosity. Reach out to people. Here are some good suggestions.

  • Send a message to anyone on Handshake to learn about their internship or job at the companies you are targeting.
  • Connect to NDMU alumnae/alumni association and its corresponding group on LinkedIn. Join the Notre Dame of Maryland University Alumnae and Alumni Community Group.
  • The 2-Hour Job Search: Learn to efficiently make contact with working professionals you want to meet. This resource teaches you how to systematically create correspondence and follow-up appropriately.
  • Join professional associations while you are a student for a lower membership rate. Attend events and locate the association’s corresponding LinkedIn Group page. Here are two directories. For more ideas, ask your professors and look through the LinkedIn profiles of the working professionals you are aspiring to become. They often list their memberships.”

Regional Networks

Notre Dame is a member of the following consortia, which sponsor career-related events and publish resources for you to expand your professional network.

  • Maryland Career Consortium (MCC) - network of 14 regional private and public colleges and universities
  • MD/PA College Career Center Alliance - Private colleges and universities in Maryland and Pennsylvania that co-host career and graduate school fairs.