Careers and Internships

Meeting with advisors

Mount Holyoke's Lynk Universal Application Funding (UAF) initiative offers internship funding for one domestic or international internship to every student that has secured a qualified summer internship or research position.

  • Explore possibilities with your faculty advisor. Your professors can also help you with advice on career questions in their field of expertise. 
  • Define your goals and develop search strategies. Career Advisors at the Career Development Center (CDC) are here to help you develop strategies to find jobs and internships, improve your resume and cover letters, and access resources. 
  • Connect with students and alumnae who studied this major or are working in the industry can provide valuable guidance when considering career options, including internships, jobs, and graduate school. Use the MHC Intern Network to connect with MHC students and recent alumnae who have held internships. Search by major, location, position, or employer.
  • Learn how to conduct informational interviews with people working in the field and find alumnae through the Alumnae Association Career Directory. They can provide valuable guidance when considering career options, including internships, jobs and graduate school.
In addition, the Pre-Health Program has lots of resources and advising to help students explore careers and prepare for graduate school. 

Researching Internships and Careers

  • American Institute of Biological Sciences: Find career guidance and classifieds on their Careers in the Biological Sciences page.
  • Science Careers: This website is the career component of Science Magazine, and it offers recent articles on up-and-coming science careers in various fields as well as job listings for members.
  • Occupational Outlook Handbook: Maintained by the U.S. Department of Labor, this online database gives a detailed description of various fields/occupations, including biological sciences, pharmaceuticals, and healthcare.
  • Orion Internship and Career Service: Free service provided by the Orion Grassroots Network. Internships & jobs in conservation, biology, and ecology.
  • Careers in Medicine (AAMC): Career website of the Association of American Medical Colleges. Guided, online career exploration program.
  • Buzzfile and Vault Career Insider are useful tools available through the CDC for in-depth career research into specific areas of interest.
  • GoinGlobal provides country-specific career information, expert advice, and insider tips for finding employment opportunities at home and abroad. Login with your Handshake, our job, internship and resource portal.