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Internships, externships, and fellowships provide experience outside of the classroom. They give you a chance to explore a particular field and to gain valuable work experience. You'll find that employers and interviewers are usually interested in asking about your experience in internships, externships, and fellowships. Although you can complete an internship, externship, or fellowship at any time, most U.Va. students choose to do one during the summer after their third year before the full-time job search begins.

The internship search looks different for students in different years at the University and students in different phases of the job search. Check out our resources which are specific to each year and phase for tailored advice.

Well-developed professional materials will open the door for you to meet and interview with employers.

You'll find that networking is one of the most important parts of the job search. Even if you have the perfect resume and lots of experience, it is often difficult to land a job without having been active in networking beforehand. Connecting with others can open your eyes to trends, perspectives, and opportunities in your desired career field

One of the most valuable resources you have for the internship search as a UVA student is CAVLink. Log in today to start searching for internship listings filtered by major, location, industry, and more. Focusing on a particular industry, position, and location will guide your search and enable you to locate and effectively market yourself to the specific employers that interest you. And, of course, if you hear about a great opportunity outside of your focus, you always have the option to apply.

We know it can be challenging to have the resources to access various internships/programs, and the list below is provided to help you start thinking about the types of scholarships, grants, and financial assistance that may already exist and be available to you. 

The process of analyzing and accepting or declining an offer can be intimidating. Understanding your values and the offer process will help you choose the opportunity for you.