You know you should get an internship to gain some experience for your resume, but actually knowing where to find one might feel like a mystery. Here are some of our tips for discovering exciting internship opportunities for the new semester and beyond.
1. Your career center or advisor
When companies need interns, often times, they go directly to the schools to find them. If your school has a career center, or if you have an advisor, make an appointment to chat. They often have plenty to choose from to save you from scouring the Internet.
2. Internship sites
Did you know there are entire websites with databases full of internships to apply for? Check out some of our favorites, like Internships.com, Ed2010, or InternMatch. They update regularly, so keep on checking back to discover more positions.
3. Social Media
Social Media is an excellent tool to find new internships. Ask your family and friends for leads using GoEnnounce, search for opportunities on LinkedIn, or tweet with someone like Lauren Berger, the “Intern Queen” for ideas.
4. Straight to the Company
Have a company or brand that you really want to work for? Go straight to their website and check to see if they have any internship opportunities. Even if you don’t see anything listed on their site, find their contact information and email to let them know about your interest. It’s always worth a try!
5. Your connections
Talk to your professors, your family friends, your co-workers, and anyone else who might know someone with potential opportunities. If you put yourself out there and let people know you’re looking, you’ll have more eyes on the look out for something that fits your interests.
Don’t forget – GoEnnounce offers an internship program for high school and college students, where you can gain real life marketing experience! Learn more about our program here and email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to learn about the details!
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