The Internship Series: How do I land one?


Welcome back, friends! So in the last post in this series, we talked about popular myths surrounding having an internship. But now that you've got realistic expectations, I thought you might want to know how to find one!

First things, first. Figure out what general field you're looking at. The easiest way to do this is just to look at your major! Are you a biology major? Let's start with that.

There are tons of website out there to make it a lot easier to find companies looking for interns. I've compiled a list of my favorites below!


Indeed

You can find so many internships through indeed. It's really quite amazing how huge Indeed's internship inventory is. The platform is easy to use, and all you have to know what industry and area you're looking for then voila! You've got tons of internships at your fingertips You're also able to upload your resume, and a cover letter to expedite the application process! Then after you kill your internships, and graduate Indeed also helps you find a job! It's so incredibly easy. But I will say this, keep in mind that some internships aren't always what they appear. Do your research, avoid anything that sounds even remotely sketchy.

Internships.com

This website is pretty similar to Indeed, but maybe with a few more bells and whistles. But the concept behind it is essentially the same. You type in your area, and your field of interest and you're good to go. The only downside to this website? I don't feel like it's updated as frequently as Indeed.

Intern Queen

Lauren Berger is quite literally goals. The platform she's built through her website Intern Queen is truly awe-inspiring. From internships to career tips to events I could spend hours combing through that website.  10/10 would recommend using Intern Queen for your hunt, but beware you might get a little distracted. I know I always do.

But what else?

 Apart from using these websites, I'd suggest lots of emailing and persistence. I remember going to a career conference at my school, and a speaker said...

 "If the doors you want aren't open, then open them yourself."


I've honestly applied this mantra to my life ever since. If you don't see an internship that fits your needs, then create your own. Never underestimate the power of a strongly worded resume and a good pitch. Let people know how passionate you are, and how you could be an asset to their team!

But most important, don't give up. Finding an internship takes time, and you'll probably hear way too many nos. But remember, for every no, there's an even better yes waiting on you.

I hope this bit of advice is super helpful in your search, but if you have any questions or comments drop them in the comments below! Or, shoot me an email ;)

Until Next Time,
Autumn 

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