Why are internships so important? Here are just 5 quick reasons they are so great for students in all majors:
1. Gain hands-on career experience
2. Network & build connections
3. Learn time management and professional etiquette
4. Become a competitive candidate for future jobs
5. Identify a career path that's right for you
One of the best resources we've found is Internships.com, which maintains a nationwide database of internships in numerous fields. The site also has an Internship Predictor that can help identify areas of interest which is helpful, too!
Additional internship search sites:
- Idealist.org is a fantastic resource for students interested in working in the nonprofit sector. More than 100,000 organizations nationwide are posting opportunities!
- LearnHowToBecome.org is a comprehensive career resource with a mission to help students and aspiring professionals
understand what it takes to land their perfect career.
Now that you're ready to apply for internships...
Be sure to take a few moments to write thank you notes to the organizations you interview with. Take time to share your appreciation with your internship supervisor at the conclusion of your internship.