Discovering your career path is about more than simply finding a job or internship.
It’s about finding your own unique path, and we’re here to partner with you on your exploration and search. Whatever your next step, be it graduate school, your dream job, or just the first of many next steps, we are here to work with you to develop a career plan that’s right for you.
Your career center is a heavily utilized office, here at Duke. Last year alone, the Career Center team met with more than 3,000 students and alumni in appointments and Drop-in Advising. We provide a wide range of resources, services, and events, designed to aid in career decision-making and preparation for a purposeful career.
A very small sample of the resources we provide are job and internship listings and databases. You can use these tools to explore, network, and apply for opportunities. If you're just starting your search and want to find an internship that interests you and that you would be excited to apply to, please start at Get Started or Know Yourself!
Job and Internship Databases
CareerBeam Industry and company research resources and tools and information on career planning, interviewing, and getting the job.
Country-specific career resources including international and domestic job/internship opportunities, professional culture guides, visa information, and more. Be sure to explore both, the Country Career Guide and the USA/Canada City Career Guide.
iNet Internship Database
Internship database shared by Georgetown, MIT, Northwestern, Rice, Stanford, NYU, University of Pennsylvania, Yale, and Duke.
Internship Series Online
3,000+ organizations offering internships and summer jobs for students.
Short-Term & Gap Year Opportunities After Graduation
Short-term fellowship, abroad, service and teaching opportunities.
UCAN Internship Database
Database shared by 21 selective colleges across the United States offering thousands of internships.
Resource focused toward non-academic careers for current graduate students in humanities, social sciences, and STEM disciplines provided by The Graduate School.
What Can I do with this Major?
Connects academic majors/departments to possible career paths, typical employers, and strategies designed to maximize career opportunities.
Tools provided by others:
Duke student on-campus employment and research opportunities.
Experiential Opportunities at Duke
Duke-specific programs for gaining hands-on experience through research, internships, study abroad, and more.
LinkedIn: Duke University Alumni Network Group
Over 75,000 Duke alumni, students, faculty, and staff build professional relationships and share career resources. Try "Connections" for an interactive visual representation of where alumni are today.
Resources for Exploring Careers
To search in a specific industry, these guides will be helpful.
Engineering and Technology
Entertainment and Sports
Government and Politics
Health, Life Sciences and Research (coming soon)
Finance for Students without Finance Background
Intellectual Property, Technology Transfer, and Patent Law
Museums and Outreach
Science Writing and Journalism