You can get a mentor who is a professional scientist or engineer in industry or government through MentorNet. Apply online at MentorNet.net at anytime during the year. Open to Dartmouth men and women undergraduates, graduates, post docs and junior faculty.
Searching for a job or internship for the summer or a leave term can be challenging, particularly if you've never done it before. Even for those of us who have, it's hard to find the time. But it is important that you get started as soon as possible. The following are some helpful tips and listings to get you started.
Much of a successful internship application is making yourself stand out. Think about what interests you. Take a look at things you are already doing on campus and consider how they contribute to your experience as a well-rounded Dartmouth student.
Just remember, you have a lot to offer potential programs! Don’t get discouraged if your application doesn’t make the first cut — just consider it as an opportunity to reevaluate what your research goals are and determine a new set of programs to apply for.
You may notice some of the internship dates listed will not correspond precisely with Dartmouth’s term system. For example, an internship may start in late May, before Dartmouth concludes its spring term. Do not be deterred. Inquire right away as to whether the institution or organization will allow you to begin after classes end. Be proactive — it gets results!
And lastly, don’t forget this is your leave term — Enjoy It! Find a program that you like, in a place that you will enjoy, with people that you can connect with. It will make the experience that much more memorable!
They send out Science Related Opportunities to students every two weeks along with career tips. Students may go to the direct link here. They can also access it by going to the career services home page and clicking "Career Services Blog."
Last Updated: 1/19/12