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.
Maryland Technology Internship Program
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.
- Zip Recruiter
- Career Builder
- Google for Jobs (This function works within Google Search.) To learn more, read these tips.
Other Job Sites
- AT&T Careers - Job openings
- Baltimore Collegetown Internships - Search for internships in Baltimore
- Baltimore Zoo Jobs - Job openings
- CareFirst Careers - Job openings
- Careerbliss.com - Job postings, salary information, and company review
- Catholic Source - Job search for positions at Catholic institutions
- College Grad - Career profiles
- IBM Consulting by Degrees - Entry level consultant career opportunities
- Idealist.org – Nonprofit, government, and non-governmental opportunities both in the U.S. and abroad (includes internships).
- Internships.com – The world’s largest internship marketplace.
- Job Shadow - Career research, mentoring, and sample interviews
- Liquid Compass - Nursing and hospital jobs
- Maryland Job Network - Search for jobs in Maryland
- Opportunities in Public Affairs - Capitol Hill, legislative, public affairs, and PR jobs
- Profiles - Careers and internships in public relations
- State of Maryland - Job openings
- University of Maryland, Baltimore County - Job openings
- USA Jobs - Search for federal government jobs
- Women For Hire - Job resources for women
The Career Center has more sites specific to particular occupations. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
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.”
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