Having multiple internships while you're in college is a solid way to beef up your work history so you'll be able to find a job after college.
In fact, in many ways internships are the new entry level job. And in some fields it's almost like a pre-requisite for an actual first job. That's why there are now so many job sites dedicated space to them.
But as you may already know, not all internships are good internships. We've all heard horror stories. Furthermore, there is periodically some debate on Capitol Hill regarding the future of internships and how they are to be run.
Your job is to make sure you are as informed as possible so that you can make the best decisions for yourself when seeking an internship.
Fortunately there are some great blogs online to help you do just that. We've curated a list to get you started.
Lauren Berger, otherwise known as The Intern Queen, started a blog in 2009 after completing 15 successful internships with some of high-profile entertainment companies including MTV and Fox.
Since then her brand has expanded to helping thousands of people each month better understand the world of internships - from how to snag one to what do after the internship and everything in between.
By providing free content in the form of blog posts and videos she regularly publishes in depth resources so that individuals can find the best internships for them, rock the internship and then leverage the experience to help them find a job. It's really as if her site is a one stop shop for starting your career while you're still in school and beyond.
Her main site, InternQueen.com also has a job board of internships at your fingertips. What's even more impressive is that she doesn't just stop at the U.S., many of the internships featured on the board are international.
In a few short years Berger has really built a brand that has become synonymous with the word "Intern."
Eye of the Intern
The Internships.com blog, Eye of the Intern, provides career development articles for college students are just starting out in the working world.
It has a little less flair than InternQueen and they don't update as often, but what they do have is goldmine of solid advice for anyone looking to get their foot in the door of an internship.
Not only that, but they pride themselves on providing really detailed advice supported by statistical data so that you can strategically build your career.
Furthermore, since they are a part of Internships.com you have access to a marketplace of over 40,000 internships.
SALT is a community by American Student Assistance, a non-profit organization dedicated to helping students overcome student loans and get a solid footing in their career.
While their focus is mainly student loans, they do have resident internship and career experts who create content and answer questions. What's unique about SALT is that you can get direct access to these experts just by joining the community.
Furthermore, they do keep an eye out on legislation that affects college students, which is something a lot of other blogs miss out on.