Career Field Resources for Internships & Jobs

Choose career fields and industries below for resources to help you explore careers, seek internships and other experience, and seek post-graduation jobs. 

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  • AIGA | The Professional Association for Design
    See "Find a Job" for jobs and career guide.
  • Art Career Project.com
    Wide variety of careers in art with complete info on each.
  • ArtJobs.artsearch.us
    Includes: full-time, internships, part-time, contract.
    Categories: arts & culture; education; library; museum and gallery; music; theatre; other.
  • Casting Society of America.com
    Career information about acting, industry links, more.
  • EntertainmentCareers.Net
    Jobs, internships, and career information. Jobs in film, television, sports & music, studios, networks, production companies, radio, VFX, animation, acting, production, post-production, PR, design....
  • Graphic Design Bids.com Freelance and telecommute jobs and projects posted.
  • Graphic Design Jobs.org
  • Guru.com
    Find freelance work. Includes writing & translation; web, software, IT; design, art, multimedia; admin support; mgt & finance; engineering & architecture; sales & marketing; legal.
  • John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
    See Education > Arts Management for internships and fellowships.
  • National Assembly of State Arts Agencies.org
    State Arts Agency Directory
  • National Endowment for the Arts
    See "Artistic Fields" for grant opportunities.
  • National Gallery of Art
    See "Education" for internshps and fellowships.
  • Showbiz Jobs.com
    Includes operations, accounting, finance, marketing, sales, legal, graphic arts, production, post-production, production management, internships, administration.
  • Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC
    See "Fellows / Interns."
    Browse to see many museums/centers/departments offering internship programs.
    Internships by subject include art; history & culture; libraries, archives & preservation; professional services; science & research.
  • Taubman Museum of Art, Roanoke, Virginia
    Summer and school-year Internships
    Open to undergraduates and recent graduates who are passionate about the arts and curious about museum work. Project work in a department of interest: curatorial, education, development, or marketing and communications.
  • Virginia Commission for the Arts
    Grants, programs and resources.
  • Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, Virginia
    See Programs > College for internships and visual arts fellowships (graduate and undergraduate students) and other college student opportunities.
    Internships: Summer=24-40 hours/week | Fall/spring=8-12 hours/week.
  • Wolf Trap Internship program
    Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts, Vienna, Virginia.
    See "Learn About..." for employment including internships.
    Meaningful hands-on training and experience in the areas of arts administration, education, and technical theater. Extensive list of internships related to a wide variety of academic subjects and career interests.
    Site quote: "One of America's Top 100 Internships" – The Princeton Review

Federal & state government

Career info and job websites

Many of the links below came from Virginia Tech's Apparel, Housing & Resource Management program.


Consumer affairs


Professional associations and industry

Virginia Tech academic departments focusing on higher education:

More resources:

IMPORTANT CAUTION:
Career and Professional Development cannot advise you on the quality of work-abroad programs. We strongly advise any student considering work abroad to consult the expertise of the Virginia Tech Global Education office, which provides information about working abroad and teaching abroad.

Federal government:

 

Federal government:

Virginia state government:

  • AEI = American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research
    Think tank with internships (summer, fall and spring) and entry-level opportunities for students/graduates to do substantive work, including research, fundraising, governmental relations, economic policy, foreign and defense policy, social and political studies, HR, event planning, online communications, editorial assisting, marketing, video production, history education. Opportunity to work with leading minds in their fields of expertise.
  • America Jobs.com
    Federal jobs by profession and location.
  • AvueCentral.com
    Find and apply for federal employment. Includes federal career info for college students and recent graduates.
  • Capital Semester (DCinternships.org)
    a.k.a. "Live, Learn & Intern."
    One of the institutes sponsored by:
    The Fund for American Studies, which sponsors these institutes, in partnership w/ Georgetown University:
    ICPES: Engalitcheff Institute of Comparative Political and Economic Systems - sum
    IJP: Institute of Political Journalism - summer
    IBGA: Institute on Business and Government Affairs - summer
    IPVA: Institute on Philanthropy and Voluntary Service - summer
    CS: Capital Semester - fall and spring
    LSI: Legal Studies Institute - summer
    INTL: International Institutes in Prague, Hong Kong and Greece - summer
    Washington, DC, summer and semester internships on Capitol Hill, with federal agencies, media outlets, foreign embassies, trade associations, political organizations, policy groups and corporate lobbying offices. Thorough FAQs answered on the site.
    For academic credit; tuition and fees apply; scholarships available.
  • Careers in Government.com
    Job postings and advice for finding state and local government jobs.
  • Center for Health, Environment and Justice.org
    Jobs and internships under "About us"
  • Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI.org)
    Internships, fellowships, scholarships.
    Undergraduate and graduate student opportunities.
  • Criminal justice careers (on Criminal Justice Degree Schools.com)
    Information on over 70 job titles related to criminal justice and law enforcement.
    Career articles.
  • Criminal justice career profiles (on CriminalJusticePrograms.com)
    Includes information on career fields including: Criminologist, Corrections Officer, Court Reporter, FBI Agent, Forensic Science, Homeland Security, Paralegal, Police Detective, Police Officer, Security Management
  • DCinternships.org
    a.k.a. "Live, Learn & Intern."
    The Fund for American Studies is the sponsoring organization for these institutes, in partnership w/ Georgetown University:
    ICPES: Engalitcheff Institute of Comparative Political and Economic Systems - sum
    IJP: Institute of Political Journalism - summer
    IBGA: Institute on Business and Government Affairs - summer
    IPVA: Institute on Philanthropy and Voluntary Service - summer
    CS: Capital Semester - fall and spring
    LSI: Legal Studies Institute - summer
    INTL: International Institutes in Prague, Hong Kong and Greece - summer
    Washington, DC, summer and semester internships on Capitol Hill, with federal agencies, media outlets, foreign embassies, trade associations, political organizations, policy groups and corporate lobbying offices. Thorough FAQs answered on the site.
    For academic credit; tuition and fees apply; scholarships available.
  • FindLaw.com Career Center
    Law-related jobs, HR, marketing, finance / accounting, IT, technical specialists, librarians.
  • Foreign Policy Association.org
    "Job board" contains jobs, internships, volunteer opportunities with a variety of organizations.
  • The Fund for American Studies is the sponsoring organization for these institutes, in partnership w/ Georgetown University:
    ICPES: Engalitcheff Institute of Comparative Political and Economic Systems - sum
    IJP: Institute of Political Journalism - summer
    IBGA: Institute on Business and Government Affairs - summer
    IPVA: Institute on Philanthropy and Voluntary Service - summer
    CS: Capital Semester - fall and spring
    LSI: Legal Studies Institute - summer
    INTL: International Institutes in Prague, Hong Kong and Greece - summer
    Washington, DC, summer and semester internships on Capitol Hill, with federal agencies, media outlets, foreign embassies, trade associations, political organizations, policy groups and corporate lobbying offices. Thorough FAQs answered on the site.
    For academic credit; tuition and fees apply; scholarships available.
    a.k.a. DCinternships.org and "Live, Learn & Intern."
  • GovtJob.net
    State and local government jobs in general management, HR and risk management, finance and accounting, administrative and legal, information technology, community development, public works, public safety and criminal justice, leisure services, health and human services.
  • GovtJobs.com
    State and local government jobs, and more.
  • Herbert Scoville, Jr. Peace Fellowship
    6-month fellowship for outstanding college graduates on issues related to peace and security; a variety of organizations in or near the nation's capital host selected fellows.
  • LawJobs.com
    Includes paralegal and administrative support jobs.
  • "Live, Learn & Intern." a.k.a. DCinternships.org
    The Fund for American Studies
     is the sponsoring organization for these institutes, in partnership w/ Georgetown University:
    ICPES: Engalitcheff Institute of Comparative Political and Economic Systems - sum
    IJP: Institute of Political Journalism - summer
    IBGA: Institute on Business and Government Affairs - summer
    IPVA: Institute on Philanthropy and Voluntary Service - summer
    CS: Capital Semester - fall and spring
    LSI: Legal Studies Institute - summer
    INTL: International Institutes in Prague, Hong Kong and Greece - summer
    Washington, DC, summer and semester internships on Capitol Hill, with federal agencies, media outlets, foreign embassies, trade associations, political organizations, policy groups and corporate lobbying offices. Thorough FAQs answered on the site.
  • NOW = National Organization for Women: jobs and internships
    Internship program in Washington, DC; women's issues and the political process; lobbying, community organization, attend Congressional and U.S. Supreme Court hearings.
  • Political Science jobs on Research Gate.net
    Jobs in U.S. and abroad in academia and private sector.
  • Professional Energy Jobs
    Includes jobs in energy industry in these categories: Accounting and Finance Jobs, Energy Trading Jobs, Engineering Jobs, Human Resources, Information Technology Jobs, Internships, Legal Jobs, Management Jobs, Marketing/Sales Jobs, Math/Economists Jobs, Public Policy/Regulatory Jobs, Science Jobs.
  • TRIALS: Training and Recruitment Initiative for Admission to Leading Law Schools
    Residential scholarship (fully funded; zero cost of participants) program that helps talented and motivated college students of modest means gain admission to the nation’s leading law schools; rigorous five-week summer course enhances opportunities for students of underrepresented backgrounds by bolstering their skills and focusing their goals.
  • Urban Education Leaders Internship Program (UELIP)
    Formed by Chancellor of District of Columbia Public Schools; began in fall 2007.
    For top undergraduate and graduate students to conduct research and work on education policy projects; 50 to 75 associates each semester; work in 20 offices and departments; alumni represent more than 50 universities.
    All academic backgrounds and majors are welcome. Work includes:
  • Policy writing
  • Program management
  • Communications
  • Business and data analysis
  • Event planning
  • Research
  • Fall and spring term interns work 15-20 hours per week
    Summer term interns work full-time; 40 hours minimum per week.
  • Urban Institute.org
    Nonpartisan economic & social policy research.
    See About us > Careers for jobs and internships, which are full- or part-time research assistant positions for college students throughout the academic year.
    Majors sought: economics, mathematics, statistics, sociology, public policy, computer science of other social science fields w/ strong quantitative and analytical skills.
    Graduate-level opportunities exist.
  • Virginia 21.org
    Non-partisan political education group focused on education, economic development and good government, encouraging the voice of young voters, encouraging activism among Virginia college students.
    In About us > jobs and internships.
  • Virginia state government agencies and programs
  • This list is not exhaustive. See more at Virginia.gov: Agency search.
  • Commonwealth of Virginia Internship Programs
    Internships with these 14 state offices and agencies:
    Department of Correctional Education, Department of Environmental Quality, Department of Forensic Science, Department of Health, Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation, Department of Rehabilitative Services, Department of Transportation, State Corporation Commission, Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation, Virginia General Assembly, Virginia House of Delegates, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Virginia Tourism Corporation, Wounded Veterans Internship Program.
  • Virginia Capital Semester
    Open to all undergraduate students, any major, enrolled in an accredited college or university, public or private, Virginia or elsewhere.
    20-hour work week plus 15-credit hours at VCU.
    Complete information on program web site.
    October application deadline for spring program.
  • Virginia Cooperative Extension Service
  • Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services
  • Virginia Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ)
  • Virginia Department of Fire Programs
  • Virginia Department of Forestry
  • Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries
  • Virginia Department of General Services
  • Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT)
    "Jobs" includes career information and internship programs
    Work opportunities include: Location and Design, Transportation Planning, Maintenance or Operations, Information technology, Structure and Bridges, Public Relations, Environmental or Materials, Business – Accounting, Fiscal Management, Training or Human Resources.
  • Virginia Governor's Fellows Program
    Full-time, summer program.
    Applicants must be rising seniors, or graduating seniors, or enrolled as degree candidates in a graduate or professional school. Applicants must also be enrolled in a Virginia college or university or must be a Virginia resident if enrolled in an out-of-state institution. Must have demonstrated commitment to excellence in academics, leadership, extracurricular activities, community service. Virgina Tech does provide some stipend funds for VT students who are selected by the Governor's Fellows Program; for information about stipend funds, contact Ms. Amy McPherson, Career and Professional Development, 540-231-6241 or amcphers@vt.edu.
  • The Washington Center Internships (.edu web site)
    Internships in public, private and non-profit sector in Washington D.C.
    Application, program and housing fees.
  • WashingtonPost.com/Jobs - includes jobs outside this category, but due to location you'll find government and public policy jobs; jobs in Washington, DC, and metro Virginia and Maryland.

See resources for many occupations within health care and mental health.

HPA=Health Professions Advising at Virginia Tech
HPA recommends these resources for health careers and professions exploration:

  • Biohealthmatics.com
    Jobs and career information for biotechnology and healthcare IT.
  • hireBio.com
    Biotechnology jobs, including bioinformatics, research, etc, and career resources.

Virginia Tech does not have a nursing school.
However, some Virginia Tech graduates pursue nursing education.
This is NOT a list of all nursing career resources, and is not intended to be.
This is a sampling only.
Students interested in seeking nursing jobs should also use resources provided by the institution at which they pursue the nursing degree.

Career resources for students recommended by the Psychology Department at Virginia Tech:

Other psychology resources:

  • Psychology Career Center | All Psychology Careers.com
    Explore careers: psychologists, counselors, social work fields, therapists.
    Licensure information re psychologists, counselors, social workers, marriage and family therapists.
    Salary data.
    Hot psychology topics and information about many psychology fields.
    Research schools and programs for advanced degrees; caveat: students researching graduate programs should contact your faculty for advice. Note whether a website is providing a comprehensive list of schools/programs or is promoting schools/programs as paid advertisers.
  • Psychology Career Center.org > Psychologist and Psychology Careers
    Career specializations detailed.
    Includes psychology job search resources and salary info.
    Lists accredited schools and colleges.
  • Career Paths w/master's degree in psychology on Master of Psychology.com
    Career and Professional Development does NOT endorse any online degree programs.
    This link is provided for the CAREER INFORMATION on this site.
  • Psychology Specialties and Expert Interviews on OnlinePsychologyDegrees.com
    Career and Professional Development does NOT endorse any online degree programs.
    This link is provided for the CAREER INFORMATION on this site.
  • Social Service.com
    Jobs in social work, counseling, psychology, sociology, mental health, case management, employee assistance, volunteer management, substance abuse treatment, domestic violence, community development, mentoring, youth development, child welfare, developmental disabilities and all other areas of social services.
  • Social work careers on sociology degree programs.com
    Career information and outlook on social work careers, including: Case Manager, Child Protective Services, Clinical Social Worker, Crisis Worker, Family Therapist, Hospice Worker, Medical Social Worker, Nursing Home Director, Play Therapist, Recreation Specialist, School Social Worker, Social Worker, Victim Advocate, Volunteer Coordinator.

Federal government

 

Virginia Tech departments 
Military studies departments exist at Virginia Tech, and the university provides support services for military personnel and veterans.

Career info and job websites

  • Alliance for Justice.org
    National association of over 100 organizations committed to progressive values and creation of an equitable, just, and free society. Works to ensure that federal judiciary advances core constitutional values, preserves human rights.
    Jobs include internships and permanent positions.
    Offices in Washington, DC, and Oakland, CA.
  • American Psychological Association
    About APA for students includes career information.
    Reputable source for information, recommended by the Psychology Department at Virginia Tech.
  • American Society on Aging
    Information for students and emerging professionals.
  • AmeriCorps VISTA (.gov)
    AmeriCorps administers VISTA (Volunteers In Service To America); part of the Corporation for National Service.
  • Ashoka.org
    International development, human rights, environment, health, economic development.
  • Be a Social Worker.org
    Discover social work.
    Quiz: what type of social worker will you be?
  • Careers.SocialWorkers.org
    Social work career center. Career information. Explore the profession. Jobs.
  • Care.com
    Find or offer services as a babysitter, nanny, pet sitter, tutor, senior care provider.
  • Children's Defense Fund
    Jobs and internships. About 70 undergraduates, graduate students, and recent graduates intern in the Washington, DC, office each year. Everyone with a strong interest in child advocacy encouraged to apply.
  • Chronicle of Philanthropy.com
    Jobs includes career advice and info.
    22 fields: from advocacy to arts to environment to health to research to youth.
    Position types: executive, fund raising, program, administrative.
  • Corporation for National and Community Service.gov
    Administers Senior Corps, AmeriCorps, Learn and Serve America programs.
    Find a volunteer opportunity.
    Careers includes current vacancies and internships.
  • DC Internships.org
    Programs include: Legal Studies, Philanthropy and Voluntary Service, Business and Governmental Affairs, Public Policy and Economics, Political Journalism and Communications, International Affairs and Economics.
  • DevEx.com
    International aid and development.
    Jobs and career information.
  • Essential.org
    Encouraging citizen activism.
  • Fund For The Public Interest.org
    Work for equal rights, public health, a greener environment and more.
    Summer jobs and career opportunities for college graduates.
  • Gerontology career opportunities
    Virginia Tech Center for Gerontology
  • Gerontology: Careers in Aging
    VCU Department of Gerontology assembled these resources.
  • Global Service Corps.org (GSC)
    Volunteer, internship, fellowship, work, teach abroad; Africa and Asia; primary project areas are environment, health, education.
  • Habitat for Humanity
    Get involved > volunteering, locally and internationally. Jobs also include salaried (many are for develoment/fundraising officers) and hourly wage positions.
  • Herbert Scoville, Jr. Peace Fellowship
    Established in 1987. Highly competitve national fellowship program for college graduates; gain Washington perspective on key issues of peace and security.
    Six- to nine-month fellowship with stipend; serve as full-time junior staff members at participating organizations of their choice.
  • Idealist.org
    Guide to non-profits; lists jobs and internships in the U.S. and worldwide.
  • Institute on Philanthropy and Voluntary Service
    Washington DC summer internship, while living and taking courses. Affiliated with DCinternships.org, a.k.a. Live, Learn, Intern.
  • Legacy International.org
    Global Youth Village is one of their programs.
    See Get Involved > Employment & internships
  • Mountain Institute.org
    Established in 1972 in West Virginia. Headquarters in Washington, D.C.
    Domestic and international programs for sustainable economic development, conservation of mountain environments, support for mountain cultures.
    See employment for jobs and internships.
  • National Association of Social Workers.org
    Resources > Student Center, with career information.
    Practice & Professional Development > Find a social work job takes you to Careers.SocialWorkers.org, which is listed on this page.
  • NetImpact.org
    Student and professionals creating social and environmental change.
    Career Center has advice, resources, jobs.
  • Oxfam America Student Leadership: the CHANGE initiative  
  • Peace Corps.org
    Complete information about applying and benefits of service.
    Peace Corps office at Virginia Tech
  • Psychology Career Center | All Psychology Careers.com
    Explore careers: psychologists, counselors, social work fields, therapists.
    Licensure information re psychologists, counselors, social workers, marriage and family therapists.
  • Social Service.com
    Job listings.
  • Social Work Job Bank.com
    Job listings, career articles.
  • Social work careers on sociology degree programs.com
    Career information and outlook on social work careers, including: Case Manager, Child Protective Services, Clinical Social Worker, Crisis Worker, Family Therapist, Hospice Worker, Medical Social Worker, Nursing Home Director, Play Therapist, Recreation Specialist, School Social Worker, Social Worker, Victim Advocate, Volunteer Coordinator.
  • Sociology Career Center on sociology degree programs.org
    Career information on occupations including community organizer, counselor, demographer, gerontologist, public policy analyst, urban planner, and many more.
  • Students Helping Honduras.org
    Student-founded organization.
    Plans organized service trips for volunteers.
    Chapters at many colleges and universities.
  • Virginia Amateur Sports.org Roanoke, Va.
    Internships in marketing/event mgt., operations, games.
  • Women's Center at Virginia Tech
    Work-study, internships, field study, volunteering. Current opportunities listed.

Federal government:

 

  • American College of Sports Medicine
    See "network" for job center, conferences, regional chapter meetings.
  • American Dietetic Association Career Center | eat right.org
    Videos and other career information related to dietetics.
  • Bluefishjobs.com
    Powered by NIRSA, the National Intramural-Recreational Sports Association.
    Rec sports, fitness, health/wellness, camp, facilities, outdoor, sports club, and related jobs, internships and graduate assistant positions at colleges and universities.
  • Claytor Lake State Park summer employment
    Dublin, VA; commuting distance from Blacksburg.
    Part of the Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation
  • Cool Works
    Seasonal positions in some of America's most beautiful locations: parks, resorts, ski resorts, cruise lines, ranches, etc.; searchable by state.
  • Corporate Fitness Works
    Manages fitness centers in Florida, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Maryland, Missouri, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Washington D.C. and Wisconsin.
    Hires fitness professionals and interns.
  • Gym Job.com Service of ACE, the American Council on Exercise
    Jobs include: personal trainer, strength coach, group fitness instructors, coaching, athletic training, sports trainers, fitness management/director; more.
  • Human Kinetics Job Opportunities
    Creates information products to help people develop healthier lifestyles through physical activity and improved nutrition.
  • iHireNutrition
    Must register as a member (free) to search for jobs.
  • L&T Health and Fitness
    HQ in Falls Church, Va.
    Manages over 50 worksite fitness/wellness centers in eleven states and the District of Columbia. See employment and internship opportunities.
  • Lifetime Fitness
    Fitness center and corporate careers. Business operations include 30 ftiness centers nationwide (including Virginia), nutritional products in major retail stores, a national health and fitness magazine, a world-class triathlon. Opportunities in: marketing, group fitness, life time university, child center, LifeSpa, personal training, sales, customer service, Mpls Life Time Athletic Club, LifeCafe, media, member activities, front desk, operations, aquatics, corporate wellness, corporate office, nutritionals & health enhancement, FCA construction, operations & sales, athletic events, human resources, purchasing.
  • NCAA.org
    Employment. Within NCAA office and in intercollegiate college athletics.
  • NIRSA = National Intramural-Recreational Sports Association
    Professional association for those in college/university rec sports.
    Job listings. Annual conference. Student membership. Student section includes career development info, tips for resumes, letters and interviewing, scholarship info, etc.
  • PGA TOUR
    See page footer for links to: volunteer, career opportunities, internships.
  • Premier Health and Fitness Resources.com
    Jobs and internships in health, fitness, wellness, health promotions, etc.
  • Prince William County Park Authority, Manassas, VA
    Permanent, part-time and seasonal jobs.
  • Professional Baseball Employment Opportunities = PBEO.com
    Official employment service of Minor League Baseball, the governing body of The Minor Leagues.
    Internship and entry-level opportunites.
    Job fair in December [2013 is 20th annual] featuring mostly internships and entry-level jobs; fee to attend; includes workshops and membership. See "Positions Available" for long list.
  • SGMA = Sporting Goods Manufacturers Association
    See employment; sales and manufacturers' reps, product development, etc.
  • SportsCareerFinder.com
    REQUIRES PAYMENT OF MEMBERSHIP FEE TO VIEW JOBS.
  • SportsCareers.com
    Paid subscription required to view jobs; free resume posting; free professional development newsletter.
  • TakeCareJobs.com
    Take Care Health Systems, part of Walgreen's Health and Wellness Division.
    Jobs by category and location. Includes fitness, health care providers, administration (finance, IT, etc.)
    Link requested.
  • TeamWorkOnline.com
    Sports and live event jobs and professional networking.
    View jobs by sport, multiple entity, arena/facility, events, or by job category (e.g. admin, player operations, technical services, legal, pr, facility operations, much more.
  • U.S. Olympic Committee
    See Careers [in footer] for jobs, internship program and volunteer opportunities.
  • Virginia Amateur Sports.org Roanoke, Va.
    Founder and organizer of Coventry Commonwealth Games of Virginia.
    Internships in administration, development and marketing, operations, games and special events.
  • Virginia Beach Field House sports management internships.
  • Wellness Connection.com
    See site map for jobs and internships.
  • WorkInSports.com
    Jobs and internships in sales, marketing, promotions, media, PR, broadcasting, recreation, health, fitness, finance, admin, events, operations, web.

Federal government:

Virginia state government including Virginia Tech: