Summer Internships Preview

Yes summer internships — that is not a typo!  It is not too early to start looking.  In December we will publish our annual “Internship Edition” on the PLAS blog, suggesting possible internship opportunities in Illinois and other places.  But no need to wait — Fall Break is a good time for you early birds to get a jump on summer internship applications. Here are some online resources to get you started.

iLINK: For a general job and internship database, in which you can search by category, the UIUC Career Center offers iLINK, the Career Management System housed at the Career Center.

USA Jobs:  USA Jobs is a website where many government opportunities available across America are posted, including many summer internships, some of which are PAID.  To access the website go to:

Simply Hired: This website has an extensive list of summer PAID internships available across the U.S.  Check it out!!

White House Internship Program: One very competitive and popular opportunity, the White House Internship Summer 2014 Program, has an application deadline of January 5, 2014. The White House Internship Program provides a unique opportunity to gain valuable professional experience and build leadership skills. This hands-on program is designed to mentor and cultivate today’s young leaders, strengthen their understanding of the Executive Office and prepare them for future public service opportunities. This select group of young men and women from across the country dedicate their time, talents, energy, and service to better the White House, the community, and the nation. These committed citizens become a part of the White House team. The assignments given to an intern on any given day could include conducting research, managing incoming inquiries, attending meetings, writing memos, and staffing events.  For more information about this program and to apply, go here:

Enjoy your break!!





CollegeCONNECT with UIUC Pre-Law

CollegeCONNECT Kick-Off Event – Tuesday, November 19 at 6:00 p.m.

College of Law Auditorium – Free Dinner Provided

CollegeCONNECT is a brand-new experiential learning program starting this Spring semester that helps undergraduates identify and accomplish goals while developing invaluable relationship-building skills.  The program teaches students to be mindful of relationships, helping participants overcome fears about “networking” while laying the groundwork for a lifetime of success.

This Kick-Off Event will feature University of Illinois College of Law student leaders who will share their personal experiences in law school, specifically their networking and goal-setting strategies for both applying to law schools and for the job hunt and ongoing opportunities once in law school.  The panel includes leaders from a diverse variety of student organizations, and will include ample time for Q & A.

Students at any year/level are welcome to attend this event to learn more about the CollegeCONNECT program.  The curriculum includes 7 “Missions” or lessons, that will be carried out with the support of a small group.  These Missions include:  Goals and Accountability, Relationships Action Plan, Generosity, Intimacy, Candor, Mentors, and Financial Awareness.

View the details on our Event Calendar: or email Donna Davis at with any specific questions.