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Internships are pre-professional work experiences that allow you to explore careers, and gain practical skills and knowledge in a specific career field. 

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.

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 Handshake. 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. 

You have invested time and energy in the internship search process and are on your way with an offer and start date.  Congratulations! These resources will help you plan and prepare for your first day, make the most of your internship, and make a smooth transition from the "classroom to career."