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Internship and Job Boards

Knowing where to look for posted internships and job opportunities is an important part of your search strategy. 

There is no standard protocol companies follow when posting jobs and there is no one website where all internships and jobs are posted. Some organizations may post to Indeed and LinkedIn, some may post to professional association websites, some may only post to their company’s website, or simply share the opportunity in a LinkedIn post. For that reason it’s good to check multiple sources and let your network know what you are looking for. Your network includes your classmates, family, friends, internship supervisors, mentors, instructors, career advisors, etc.

It is also imporptant to know the timing of how long opportunities are posted for. There is also no standard protocol for how long organizations keep job/internship postings open to apply for. Some organizations will keep a position posted for 1-2 weeks, some will advertise when the application period will close (mainly public agencies), some will keep a position posted until they find enough qualified candidates to interview, and some will keep it posted until they hit a certain number of applicants. Since processes will vary it is always best to apply asap if you see a position you are interested in. 

It is ideal to review job boards once a week since some positions may only be posted for that long. Add this into your schedule by blocking off 1-2 hours to specifically look for positions you are interested in. Some job boards allow you to set email alerts based on zip code and key words which can make the process easier.

#1 Resource for RED & USP students and recent alumni:

The USP Blog's subpages for Internships and Full-Time Jobs

  • All RED & USP students and recent alumni should bookmark the USP Blog and check it weekly as part of their internship/job search.  Subscribing to the blog will not notify you of updates to the Internships and Jobs subpages, so be sure to manually check it.
  • How do opportunities get posted to the blog? There are three main ways:
    1. Faculty, alumni, and industry connections send announcements to the department's Director of Industry Relations and Student Professional Development.
    2. The Director hears about opportunities from connections within industry and being subscribed to job email lists.
    3. The Director and Student Assistant conduct web round ups where they scour the websites below for opportunities that would be of interest to USP/RED students and post them to the blog.  Note: Web round ups on focused on California opportunities.

Non-industry specific websites

  • Handshake Use for on-campus jobs; better for internships than jobs but has both.
  • Indeed
  • LinkedIn Jobs - Log in and click on Jobs in top menu
  • City of San Diego InternshipsCity of SD offers a variety of internships students in both majors/minors may be interested in.
  • UCSD Academic Internship Program (AIP)
  • If interested in any specific medium to large size companies or government agencies you may be able to go to their jobs page and subscribe to be emailed new job alerts.

Real Estate related websites

Planning related websites

Additional websites of interest