15 Summer Internships We Wish We Could Go Back to College For
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This week, check out a hand-picked selection of the coolest summer internships around. And no coffee runs here! From planning events for an inspiring nonprofit to running sales promotions for a gourmet food brand, these summer gigs will seriously kick-start your career.
1. Design Internship
’wichcraft, New York
Are you passionate about great food and hospitality? Do you love to cook and share a great meal with friends? Do you visit your local green market? And are you a rock star graphic designer? If so, then ’wichcraft is looking for you!
2. MBA Business Analyst Internship
Ampush, San Francisco
Ampush is looking for a forward-thinking, strategic individual to work closely with its CEO as an MBA/Business Analyst Intern. The 10-week paid summer program will expose interns to the inner workings of a fast-growing startup, as well as offer the many perks that come with it.
3. Interns and Apprentices
Austin Film Festival, Austin
AFF is looking for outstanding interns and apprentices to help with the Festival in all departments. In this role, you can either get credit for school or learn valuable trade experience, all while working in the dynamic film industry. Opportunities include development, filmmaking, office management, registration, operations, transportation, site coordination, and more.
4. Social Media Internship
PureWow, New York
Do you live and breathe social media? PureWow is seeking a summer intern to grow its online influence. In this role, you'll work directly with the Marketing Manager to develop social media strategies, curate PureWow's Pinterest page, post on social media channels, and assist with ad efforts.
5. Unmarketing Internship
GlobalGiving, Washington, DC
Are you passionate about social entrepreneurship? As an Unmarketing Intern, you'll help GlobalGiving push its brand forward as you execute its unmarketing strategy and engage with its loyal following.
6. Engineering Internship
Artsicle, New York
Artsicle interns will learn about startup life, tech, the art world, and what it means to build something. You'll be exposed to a ton of other great startups, mentors, and investors. You'll visit artists' studios, stop by gallery openings, and help build something world-changing. You can build new skills and develop a portfolio of real work. And you'll have fun, too.
7. Design Internship
Mutual Mobile, Austin
Do you think about design 24/7? Do you use your phone just as much? Then spend your summer with Mutual Mobile! You’ll work alongside full-time designers, using the same tools and resources they do. In return for all of your hard work, they'll share their knowledge—as well as their Red Bull (and snacks and coffee, too).
8. Editorial Internship
Tasting Table, New York
Looking for hands-on editorial experience? Tasting Table is seeking an Editorial Intern to join its NYC office. As the Editorial Intern, you'll work closely with an editor to provide research assistance, fact-checking support, and editorial administrative help.
9. Data and Analytics Co-op Internship
Are you eager to find out what it's like to work at a big data company? HERE is seeking candidates for its Data and Analytics Co-Op Internship, where you'll become a core part of a team that's responsible for creating and improving a centralized data asset for Nokia.
10. Multiple Internships
Kiva, San Francisco
As a Kiva intern, you will work hard and learn volumes about everything from business to international development. Whether you're part of Kiva Zip, Strategic Initiatives, Community Support, Program Management, or Marketing, you'll play a significant part in executing key projects to further Kiva's mission around the world.
11. Public Health Internship
Global Health Corps, New York
Want an inside look at the day-to-day workings of a public health nonprofit? As a Global Health Corps Summer Intern, you'll help organize a training institute at Yale University and research program activities for GHC Fellows in Africa.
12. Development and Events Internship
Bright Pink, Chicago
Are you an expert events planner? Bright Pink is seeking a Development and Events Intern who can support the planning and logistics of its signature and third party events. In this role, you'll work on project-focused activities as well as big-picture research.
13. Grocery Sales Internship
Sir Kensington's, New York
As a Grocery Sales Intern, you'll work with natural food retailers in the NYC area to create and implement promotional opportunities for Sir Kensington's product displays, sales contests, and in-store demonstrations.
14. Communications Internship
Praytell Strategy, Brooklyn
The internship is paid, office snacks are plentiful, and Praytell has a beautiful office to work out of with a view of the Manhattan skyline. And you'll be handling everything from new client proposals to social media monitoring.
15. Marketing Internship
Umbel is looking for interns in Marketing, Development, Sales and any other areas that you think can make an impact on. To join the team, you must have excellent communication skills and a genuine desire to learn new paradigms and online tools.
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About The Author
Lily is a writer, editor, and social media manager, as well as co-founder of The Prospect, the world’s largest student-run college access organization. In addition to her writing with The Muse, she also serves as an editor at HelloFlo and Her Campus. Recently, she was named one of Glamour’s Top 10 College Women for her work helping underserved youth get into college. You can follow Lily on Twitter.