So here's the situation:
About to graduate and an intern at this major company, and I've been working for Department A since January. They've taught me a lot and bent over backwards for me, but I think the team is only ok and the location isn't great. Since my contract isn't binding, I can always back out. There was an internal career fair and my manager did want to keep me though she didn't stop me from talking to the other department heads. My manager also said that if I was looking for a new job, that I need to let her know as soon as possible...but I've read that it can verryyyy easily backfire as the company will let you go as soon as possible.
Department B is where I've always wanted to go, and the recruiter approached me recently. It's more in line with where I want to be professionally, the location is better, the pay about the same, and I have more friends in this city. It also seems risky telling the recruiter about my situation because what if it implies that I am constantly on the lookout and ready to jump ship at any time?
It seems risky telling my situation and the way I feel to either my manager or the recruiter, so my question is, how do I go about communicating with my current manager and the recruiter that has contacted me without alienating myself in the process?