Exploring Internships

Discover a lifelong vocation through meaningful, intentional job and internship opportunities.

Internships are required for many majors at PBA, and Career Development wants to assist you in your internship search! PBA Career Development uses Handshake, the leading career platform used at over 400 colleges and more than 200,000 employers.

PBA Handshake

Used by all Fortune 500 companies, Handshake allows you to discover and favourite internships and jobs at top financial institutions, cutting-edge tech firms, leading design and marketing agencies, nonprofits making the world a better place, and more. You can also receive personal recommendations based on your interests, skills, major, location preferences and search history.

Login in by typing pba.joinhandshake.com into your browser to complete your profile and put your best self forward to employers. Be sure to download Handshake Mobile (iOS) to discover opportunities on the go and to stay on track with reminders for application deadlines and direct messages from employers.

Finding an internship can be daunting, but Handshake is here to help you take the first step towards building a great career and fulfilling your potential.

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The Tools You Need to Succeed

Internships bring great value to your future career! Here are some tools you need to succeed:

  • Sharpen—with the help of our office staff and Career Peers, you will be prepared and ready to take on the internship hiring process.
  • Connect—through our Career database, Handshake, you will be able to discover potential internships and search for specific positions.
  • Network—our Career Fairs allow you to meet and network with employers to land your internship.


Work with the Best

West Palm Beach, Florida is among the nation’s fastest-growing centers of commerce. You’ll find endless opportunities for internships close to campus. These include nearly 200 elementary, middle and high schools; top companies like Northwestern Mutual, IBM, Pratt & Whitney and U.S. Foods; more than 150 biotech, medical device and pharmaceutical companies; and more than 200 healthcare providers within 50 miles of campus.

Every year, the biggest and best organizations seek out PBA students for internship opportunities. Recent internship sites include:

  • Google
  • S. Department of State
  • Amazon
  • Epic
  • Deloitte
  • Ernst & Young
  • Aflac
  • Bank of America
  • Brown & Brown
  • Cemex
  • Enterprise Holdings
  • Templeton & Company, LLP
  • United Franchise Group
  • Walgreens Co.
  • CVS Health
  • Florida Department of Revenue
  • Major League Baseball
  • Tiffany & Co.
  • Under Armour
  • Morselife Health Systems
  • Digital Target Marketing
  • NCCI Holdings, Inc
  • Wycliffe Bible Translators
  • Peace Corps
  • The City of West Palm Beach
  • Loggerhead Marinelife Center
  • Metropolitan Police

“I really enjoyed my time at WPBF Channel 25 News in West Palm Beach. I had an opportunity to gain real-world experience, make contacts and see what a real newsroom is like.”

Kayla Viaud, PBA alum, B.A. in Journalism

Office of Career Development

The Office of Career Development is located on the second floor of the Lassiter Student Center.

900 S. Olive Ave.
West Palm Beach, FL 33401

Monday – Friday
8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

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Phone: (561) 803-2060