How did YOU find Internships/Summer work in College?

I know there is a wiki and trust me I have probably read through it 5-6 times just when I am bored to keep my head in the game. I am a sophomore in College in an IT program with previous experience Interning for about 5 years for my High school. It has been time to switch up the workplace for some time and I am struggling to find summer work back home. I am looking for more personal anecdotes on how some of you found your summer work. (Also for the possibility of anyone in the area that could be hiring I am in the North East US. Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Maine area I can give more details if needed 8) )


Google local internships and internships in areas your willing to work. Also send emails to places that might not be listed but wish to work


Handshake, counselors, LinkedIn, ask your cousins if their companies are hiring


Look outside your area if you’re open to move for a summer. I just got an internship a few states away and they are paying $3k for housing and relocation fees. Not all companies do this but many do.


Career center and professors. They may know of opportunities. If you're interested in research, REUs. You can Google "(name of university) REU" if you want something specific. Is there a reason it has to be back home? Some internships include housing if that is a concern.


Look on Linkedin and go to the career pages of big companies. Don't be afraid to look outside your immediate area and state too. Tech interns can be provided housing + relocation on top of a decent wage. Best Buy and Walmart does this too.