15 Summer Internships You Can’t Miss This Year

Whether you are an undergraduate or recent graduate, you may want to spend summer 2016 for both pleasure and profit. And while students never have problems with pleasure, spending this summer for profit might appear to be a problem.

  • What can you do this summer for not spending it in vain?
  • How to spend time with both benefits and pleasure?
  • What pastime to choose for beating a path to your future career?

Internships would be your best choice to make this summer unforgettable. New friends, networking, new skills, invaluable work experience – all this is worth your time and energy, as it may turn into the start of your dream career, explicable and incredible one.


While others look for the best job search resources for students, you can make this summer one of your lifetime with the most exciting internships from Marvel, FBI, or NASA.

So, it’s high time to apply and forget about boring summer forever.

Who: FBI

They welcome both undergraduate and graduate full-time students with minimum 3.0 GPA to explore career opportunities at their Washington, D.C. headquarters. U.S. citizenship, strong motivation, academic credentials, and the willingness to represent the FBI are a must.

Apply here.


This internship is for junior or senior college students seeking to gain experience in the criminal justice system. To qualify for this position, you must have good writing skills, strong knowledge of office machines and computers. If you speak Spanish or French, it will be a big plus.

Apply here.

Who: New Mexico Pets ALIVE

Their Dog Program Associate internship is for students with an academic background in business who can embrace guidance and direction. Certainly, you should love dogs and not be afraid of getting dirty in jeans.

Apply here.

Who: Forbes

Open to college and graduate students, this internship is available for those with previous marketing or editorial internships. To apply, you must be ready to commit 15-20 hours a week to this position.

Apply here.

Who: The Ellen DeGeneres Show

All you need to apply is to be a current student of any accredited college or university and tell your story via their application form.

Apply here.

Who: Paramount Pictures

If you are interested in working for the entertainment industry, this undergraduate internship is for you. Available for junior and senior students, it gives an opportunity to attend entertaining events, network with professionals in the film industry, and gain invaluable knowledge.

Apply here.

Who: The Humane Society of the United States

They offer The Wildlife Nursery Internship to all students who are at least 18 years old. To apply, you should be ready to clean enclosures, feed animals, assist with routine care, and look after sick or injured baby animals.

Apply here.

Who: Smithsonian Institution – Arctic Studies Center

Their internship is based in Alaska and open to students with majors in archeology and anthropology. You will work on the Kenai Fjords Project, which means researching archival photographs, analyzing artifacts, editing English transcripts, and entering data.

Apply here.

Who: Instagram

They provide the Fashion and Art Community internship for college and graduate students, passionate about social media and trends. You should have strong knowledge of Instagram to apply, as you’ll assist the Community Lead in fashion and art community projects.

Apply here.

Who: Google

Available to all full-time college and graduate students with degrees in computer science, the Software Developer Internship from Google gives you a chance to get knowledge and skills in test engineering, product development, and site reliability.

Apply here.

Who: Facebook

Their Product Marketing internship welcomes graduate students with strong interest in sales and flexible thinking to help them optimize Facebook’s service value chain. If you have excellent time management skills and willingness to succeed, this opportunity is for you.

Apply here.

Who: Nike

For those having skills in fashion, product, digital, or graphic design, the Design internship from Nike is a must to apply. It’s available for all full-time graduate students.

Apply here.

Who: Disney

Available to students of all majors, the College Program internship from Disney welcomes everyone interested in World Disney World theme parks and resorts. You must be at least 18 years old and ready to deal with attractions, guest research, relations, tickets, parking, etc.

Apply here.

Who: Marvel Entertainment

The Art Return internship from marvel is available to full-time undergraduates with strong skills in Word and Excel, as they will help file and mail documents to organize the artwork from Marvel artists.

Apply here.


Open to students with U.S. citizenship and major in a relevant field, this internship will engage you in scientific research and various operations activities. They require GPA of 3.0 for college level interns.

Apply here.

Have you thought about applying for summer internships this year? Which one would you choose? Or, maybe you have taken part in some of them already? Share your experience in comments.

By Lesley J. Vos