Answered by Susan, Hiring Expert at Praxair, Inc., on Tuesday, July 2, 2013
I think targeting internships is likely not the best route. I'm assuming you have about 20 years work experience, and then you went back to college for your advanced degree.
Given this, you should look for jobs that both build on your 20 years work experience, PLUS the advanced degree.
Many times people are disillusioned that simply getting an advanced degree will automatically get them a job. This is not the case. Your advanced degree, coupled with your work experience, is your most powerful asset. Find a job where past skills get you in the door, and use your advanced degree to outperform your colleagues and secure you faster promotions once inside.