If you are not familiar with LinkedIn, you need to be. Think of it as the Facebook for professionals. You can build a profile for yourself, which will include your educational and professional background, as well as any professional affiliations you have or student or volunteer groups you are associated with.

In terms of searching for an internship opportunity, LinkedIn enables you to connect with (or “link in”) other professionals in your area. If there is a particular industry or employer that you would like to learn more about, or to inquire as to whether they offer internships, LinkedIn can be the perfect site for you to facilitate that conversation. It also shows professionals in your field, or at the organizations you reach out to, that you are serious about finding a quality internship, and that you are engaged in the process.