December 10, 2020 by Anne Peasley
The new internship filter in Analyst gives you a quick and easy way to identify the occupations, employers, and job roles that offer the most internship opportunities for your students, while also highlighting the skills that will help students compete for those critical opportunities. It’s a powerful new tool for understanding regional labor market trends that affect students now, not just when they graduate.
To be competitive in the job market, students depend on getting real-world experience before they graduate, often in the form of an internship. Many students rely on career services to help them find and navigate these internship opportunities. And yet, the stark reality of today’s education-work landscape is that internship opportunities have fallen dramatically.
So how do you find the internships that are out there?
To help, Emsi has added an “Intern” filter to two key reports in Analyst: Job Posting Analytics and the Job Postings Table. This will allow you to identify internship opportunities that are collected as part of our aggregate job postings data. Like all job postings data in Analyst, it’s not a job board, but rather a tool to explore and analyze the internship opportunities that employers are offering.
With the “Intern” filter in Analyst Job Postings, you’ll be able to:
Let’s walk through an example. Say you’re looking to find out what internship opportunities are available in the Seattle area.
From the Analyst home page, navigate to Job Postings > Job Posting Analytics.
Before running the report, you’ll be prompted to input Location, Occupation, or other relevant information. For a broad overview of internships, leave the occupation field blank. To explore a specific field, enter an occupation (or other criteria) to narrow your search results.
When the results load, add the “Intern” filter in the Part-Time/Full-Time section of the sidebar (scroll down if you don’t see it at first).
Don’t forget to adjust the Timeframe, too, to ensure you are looking at relevant postings.
Now, you can explore the Job Postings Overview, look at a map of a Regional Breakdown, explore Who’s Hiring, and learn about In-Demand Skills.
From this overview in Job Posting Analytics, you can jump to more detailed reports (such as those in the Job Postings Table) for even more detail on job titles, industries, companies, and skills.
With the data in these reports, you’ll be able to identify viable internship opportunities and guide students to those that will best fit their needs.
However, it may be that some internships that you hope for don’t actually exist. If this is the case, Analyst’s job postings data can help you get creative.
For example, you could search the Job Postings Table for employers who are not hiring—and reach out to them to propose new opportunities. Some employers are looking to close workforce equity gaps, so a collaboration could be mutually beneficial.
In fact, if you’re willing to cross-reference that list of non-hiring employers to a Profile Analytics report, you could find alumni who are already working at those companies. Then, you have a common connection with people who may be open to creating internships or mentoring opportunities for your students.
As higher education continues to shift toward online learning, it will be increasingly necessary to get creative to find (or develop) ways for students to get the real-world experience that they need to be competitive in the job market. Analyst’s data can help.
Like a good cup of coffee, Analyst can become an indispensable part of your work— Explore our Knowledge Base for instructional videos and how-to guides. If you’re new to labor-market data, learn more about what Analyst can do for your institution.