Internships benefit both you and your potential employers. You have the opportunity to try out a career field and gain experience related to your major or your interests. The employer can leverage the unique qualities and skills you bring to their organization as a military spouse and professional. Many internship opportunities exist within the civilian and government employment communities. Here are a few quick tips to consider as you begin your search for an internship:
- Search for available internships on the Military Spouse Employment Partnership Job Search using the advanced search option.
- Ask potential employers if the internship is paid or unpaid. Unpaid internships are sometimes categorized as volunteer opportunities.
- Visit the USAJOBS Pathways Program website to find federal internships for new graduates and students.
- Contact your local government or educational institutions that may offer internships.
The Department of Education Internships page offers an example of the types of internships available within their organization and explains the application process.
For more information on internships and volunteer opportunities, contact a SECO career coach by calling Military OneSource at 800-342-9647 or use the Live Chat feature on the MySECO website for additional guidance.