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Land the internship of your dreams or find the perfect summer job with these tips.
You Will Need
- Unflagging tenacity
Pick a field to intern in. Choose something that’s exciting to you. You don’t have to know a lot about the field—that’s what the internship is for—you just need a genuine enthusiasm for learning more about it.
Update your resume. Include any work experience or academic study related to the field you want to intern in.
Talk to internship coordinator
If you go to a school with an internship coordinator, see if he or she can advise you on your area of interest.
Tell everyone you're looking
Tell everyone—friends, family, neighbors, dentists, flight attendants—that you’re looking for an internship. You never know who knows whom.
Send an email to all the reputable companies in your field, even if they don’t officially offer internships. People will respond to enthusiastic inquiries.
Book as many interviews as you can.
Send note or email
Send a thank-you note or email after all your interviews.
Be enthusiastic & work hard
When you get the internship, be enthusiastic and work hard. Remember, the people you’re working for could give you a real job next year. And besides, everyone hates a lazy intern.