With the summer and fall season of internships arriving, PhDs at all stages can still benefit by considering the options available. This is important because experiential learning opportunities not only can provide career exploration feedback but also allow individuals to immerse themselves in a work environment, expand their professional networks, gain evidence of skills application, earn income (we are focused on paid internships), preview a profession and turn their short-term experience into a full time career.
Moreover, as hiring the “right person” becomes ever more strategic and nuanced from an employer perspective (this past NYT article for employers is typical of the gamesmanship involved), there is no substitute for job seekers gaining actual experience with the people who may be doing the hiring.
Our latest upload includes an array of private sector, government and NGO positions, ranging from marketing and communications to venture capital to biomedical informatics–internships which begin this summer and may extend into the fall and winter. There are many more to be found on our SmartJobs page and at employer websites across the globe.
We encourage you to explore!
For access to more jobs as well as archived and searchable opportunities, visit our SmartJobs page. Note: SmartJobs access requires a university affiliation. User-generated jobs are open to all members and can be accessed here.