The Summer Internship Search Process

Internship Search Materials

Finding a summer internship can help you get your foot in the door at a great company and even help you land your first post-collegiate gig. Usually the internship search cycle begins in January, but if you are just getting started, it’s not too late. If you are unsure how to start, we’ve outlined the process for you below.


Finding Ideas – A good way to start brainstorming is by googling the phrase “Summer internships for ______ majors”. Keep a list of companies, project types, and job titles that interest you. Consider talking to your professors or advisor about types of internships that would best compliment your field of study and your professional goals.

Finding Opportunities – There are endless ways to find internship opportunities. A great place to start is your college career center. Beyond that check out industry specific search engines, as well as larger job search platforms.

 Record Keeping – Making an Excel spreadsheet that lists the company, position, date applied, paid/unpaid status, and location is a great way to start your record keeping αγορα cialis. Beyond that make sure you save a copy of every resume or cover letter you send out in case parts of it can be reworked for another position.

Schedule Your Time – Keep your eye on the final deadline to get applications in. Look over all of the positions you are planning to apply for, and group together positions that are similar in nature so you can share parts of your cover letters or resumes.

Be Open – Don’t be afraid to apply for an internship if it doesn’t line up precisely with what you would like to do. If a potential internship really stands out to you and you aren’t sure why, you owe it to yourself to explore that opportunity.

Good luck! I’m sure you will find a great summer internship.

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