SAVE THE DATES, and please encourage your students to attend! They may not be ready for an internship immediately, but they can use this event to research potential opportunities for future semesters.  Our Internship Fairs are scheduled for MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 30 and MONDAY, FEBRUARY 3 - both from 4:30-6:00pm in the Colket Center. The September event targets spring and summer 2014 opportunities, though some fall opportunities may still be available with participating employers. The February event targets summer and fall 2014 opportunities, while again, some spring opportunities may still be available at that time.  Please take time to visit our Fairs to speak with employers - these are great opportunities to network and meet employers interested in working with our students.

We also will have a LINKEDIN PROFILE PROFESSIONAL HEADSHOT BOOTH at the Internship Fairs. At no cost, students may have a digital headshot taken in professional attire, for use in posting on their LinkedIn profiles.  Please encourage your students to take advantage of this opportunity!


Many employers post internship opportunities on MaroonNet, some of which are PAID. Not all of these opportunities are in the local area to the College - some are in other cities, states, or abroad. Additionally, through vendor partners, when you do an internship search on MaroonNet, you also get results from several other national job/internship posting sites at the same time. Give it a try!!

WE HAVE RECENTLY COMPLETED AN UPGRADE TO MAROONNET, WHICH HAS CREATED NEW AND DIFFERENT LOG-IN PAGES FOR CURRENT STUDENTS AND ALUMNI. Current students should visit and use their RC user name and password to enter. Once at this page, they should consider saving it as a Favorite, as it is their log-in page for each time they wish to use MaroonNet. is a site dedicated to helping students find internships around the country to gain valuable experience in their field of study. 


Find the Internship or Job Opportunity You've Dreamed About on MaroonNet

Why You Should Join:

Participation is free and you will gain the ability to:

•·Search for internship or job opportunities 24/7

•·Inquire about or apply for internships or jobs online

•·Manage multiple resumes, cover letters and other employment related documents

•·Sign up to participate in future events sponsored by Career Services

•·Available to current students AND alumni!

Commonwealth Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Industry Internship program - new as of Nov 1, 2012!  

This is a centralized site and process for students in STEM areas to learn of and apply for internships throughout the Commonwealth of Virginia.  For details, visit  November 1 opened the application site for students, and employers will be aiming to start making offers around February 1, so interested students should not procrastinate!

Internship Information and Websites

Why Should I Do An Internship? An internship is a short-term work experience designed to provide a useful view of work in a field which interests you. Through an internship you may discover whether or not you would like to work in that field and gain experience which you may cite when you apply for career positions later.

How Do I Get an Internship? The Career Services staff will be glad to assist you and provide information that will help you find an internship. An information packet on Finding an Internship is available in the Office of Career Services to serve as a basic guide. This topic is covered in a number of workshops offered to students, including: Using Career Services to Find an Internship and Internships and Experiential Learning Opportunities (part of the Freshman and Sophomore Series). An internship information table is also set up on a monthly basis at the entrance to the cafeteria during lunch. This is a good opportunity to ask specific questions and look through some of the internship requests received from the business community. Finally, the Office of Career Services co-sponsors an annual Internship Fair in November with Alpha Kappa Psi business fraternity. This event showcases organizations, especially local ones, that have a need for interns in a variety of majors.

An individual assessment of your interests will also be conducted with a staff member during a short interview. At this time, suggestions will be made about the best type of internship for you.

Where Can I Intern? Internship opportunities are numerous. All requests received in the Office of Career Services are included in this comprehensive database. Details on many of these opportunities are filed in the Office of Career Services for student reference. They also have directories which list internships on a nationwide basis. Most all of the Internet job search sites also post internship opportunities. Visit the Internet Sources page of the Roanoke College Career Services website to access these links.

Internships may also be developed for individual students, either for academic credit or for no credit. See Career Services for more information on these experiences.

Students interested in completing internships are encouraged to check with their advisor regarding departmental requirements for internships for credit.

Students who would like to consider an internship at Walt Disney World in Florida must attend an Information Session first, to be eligible for an interview. Basic information about the internship, living arrangements, and other details are covered in the session. The information is critical to a student who may be deciding to take a semester off from school in order to complete a Disney internship. If an Information Session is not available on campus or at a nearby institution, you may view a Disney E-presentation via the provided link. Ms. McLawhorn, in Career Services, can also provide information in more detail if you have questions.

NEED HOUSING WHILE DOING AN INTERNSHIP??  Career Services maintains a list of places in large metropolitan cities who rent dorm rooms and/or apartments to students on a temporary basis, for use while doing an internship.  For New York, here is one:   For other housing leads, call Career Services at 540-375-2303, or email

This page is maintained by: Toni McLawhorn, Director of Career Services

Last Updated: 8/27/13