Summertime isn’t just time to sit back and unwind. It’s also peak internship season. And a recent study shows that 60 percent of students who had a paid internship are offered full-time employment upon graduation, compared to only 36 percent of students without an internship.
Whether you’re looking for a step up into a full-time position or if you’re wondering if you picked the right major, gaining hands-on experience can only help. Take a look at these still-open summer 2018 spots—and our tips on how to ace the internship once you land it.
Summer Internship Research and Innovation, L’Oréal
Enjoying a summer in Paris while gaining relevant work experience—um, hello, yes. Beauty giant L’Oréal is looking for students in science-related fields to join their research team. Bonus points if you have an interest in improving formulas to make them eco-friendly.
Marketing Content Intern, Hudl
Here’s a chance to combine your love of writing with your passion for sports. Hudl is looking for an AP style expert to tell stories and create editorial content that will help coaches train top athletes. This Lincoln, Nebraska-based role is open to students graduating between 2019-2021.
Editorial Intern, SuperYacht Times
Who isn’t into yachting as a summertime activity? This start-up is looking for an intern who is passionate about #BoatLife and wants to educate others about it. If you’re a content creator with writing skills and a love of the sea, this Amsterdam-based internship is for you.
e-Commerce Marketing Intern, Getty Images
You’ve definitely seen images produced by their talented team of creatives. Now Getty Images is looking for a summer intern to join their NYC office. If digital marketing is a career path you’re interested in pursuing post-college, working with this leading content site is a great place to start. This is an opportunity to gain exposure in all areas of e-commerce.
Local Digital News Summer Internship, Univision Communications
Here’s a chance to put your reporting skills to the the test. You’ll research, report, and write stories in the Miami area and open the door to a media career. This 10-week role is for a bilingual (English/Spanish) upperclassman pursuing a Journalism degree.
Government Relations Intern, Boys & Girls Clubs of America
While this is an unpaid internship (which we have some thoughts on), we’re making an exception and listing it because you’d be working for a well-respected organization that helps underrepresented kids. And perks like trips to Capitol Hill and visits with keys members of Congress make this internship a dream for anyone seeking a nonprofit lobbying position post-graduation. If you’re currently an undergraduate with a basic knowledge of or a desire to learn about US government relations, this DC-based role is for you.
Graphic Design Internship, Gimmie Games
For the folks that enjoy a good gamble, the company that designs slot machines for casinos worldwide is looking for a graphic design intern who is pursuing a degree in marketing, advertising, or the arts. An interest in gaming is a plus for this Decatur, Georgia-based role.
Strategic Marketing Intern, Toshiba
This is a great opportunity to learn strategic marketing at a big company. This San Jose, CA-based summer internship offers training in market analysis and is for a numbers person pursuing a degree in engineering or computer science.
Summer Internship Talent Team, EY
Here’s another international role—this one for the budding HR professional that speaks Chinese. EY’s Hong Kong office is looking to add members to its people team. The intership may be a bit admin heavy, but it also offers a chance to be hands-on at a company that’s won awards for its culture.
Summer Intern, World Surf League
Being a surfer isn’t required, but you should probably be a fan of the sport because you’ll be learning about the business of surfing inside and out. The Santa Monica-based role lasts five weeks and is available to anyone currently pursuing a degree, at either the undergraduate or graduate level.