I'm currently studying embedded systems engineering (think software engineering but instead of apps it's IoT) and I'm having a lot of trouble finding potential companies for internships.
There doesn't seem to be any internship opportunities directly posted by companies in my area (or country for that matter), so I have to find companies that would employ people by using the title I'd have when I graduate.
However, most job openings are posted by third-party recruitment agencies that do everything in their power to hide what company the posting is coming from (I guess this is done to prevent potential applicants from bypassing the recruitment company). The thing is, I can't directly apply for these postings as I'm not looking for a full-time position and when I try contacting the recruitment agency to explain I'm looking for an internship, they understandably blow me off (since they wouldn't get a commission for bringing an intern to the company).
So, my question in a nutshell would be:
How can I find companies that have engineers/departments within my area of expertise to look for internships bypassing all the recruitment spam which hides the company's names thoroughly?