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Being a college student is a lot of work. You have to balance studying with work , maintain eligibility for scholarships and grants, and boost your resume to tackle the job market in your field of study. Whether you are a student preparing for the tough job market, or someone looking for a career change we have resources on finding, applying, and choosing the perfect internship.

Finding an Internship

Finding an internship is easy if you know what you’re looking for. Spend time thinking about what you want out the experience before you start looking. Once you do, make a list of resources, such as professional groups and organizations, and academic, professional, and student networks. Contact all of these resources to find internship opportunities. A good internship will boost your resume, help you gain valuable work experience. Check out our page on finding an internship for more information on how to start your search and find the internship that is best for you.

Applying for Internships

Treat your internship application as a job application . Internship providers will recognize the effort put into their applications. Organize your applications, references, resume and cover letters by internship, and keep them separate. Proofread your paperwork and actively prepare for interviews by scheduling a mock interview with a peer or academic advisor. Take these steps seriously and you will stand out amongst your peers. Check out our page on applying for internships for more information on the application and interviewing process.

Choosing an Internship

Before choosing an internship, decide what type of work experience you are looking to gain. Take into account your financial situation and work availability. For students who typically work in college, search for paid internships. For students with tight schedules, such as student athletes, apply for summer internships. Prioritize your schedule and expectations so you will gain the most of your internship experience. To further understand your options, check out our page on choosing an internship.

Top 10 Questions to Ask Before Choosing Internships

Common questions about the internship process include “Can I afford an unpaid internship?” or “How will my internship experience help my future?”. Luckily, we have answers to those questions, and more on the top 10 questions to ask before choosing internships. Use these questions to start thinking about what to consider before applying and accepting internships.

Preparing for an Internship

Once you have chosen an internship, you will need to prepare accordingly. Consider your living situation, transportation, and how you will become an asset to the company. Check our preparing for an internship page for a list of things to expect during your internship.

Internships as Career Experience

Internships are not just “something to do” during summer break. They are resume boosters that put you ahead of other recent graduates. Check out our page on internships as career experience to learn more about the advantages of an internship, and how that experience will make you more marketable in today’s economy.

Last Edited: November 2015

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