I'm Having Trouble Receiving General Information Surrounding Internships

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Dear Nikki,

I'm having trouble receiving general information surrounding internships. Even the research I do leaves me frazzled and even more confused. Is there any way you can help me get a breakdown for this information?


Columbus, MS, USA


Internship programs will be specific to your field, so it all just depends on what you're going to be doing and the types of companies that you're looking at working for.  A typical internship has a standard start and end date, where you'll have someone that acts in the capacity of a mentor, on the job to make sure you're on track and getting what you need. Some programs will work directly with your school on different assignments for you to complete for a portion of your overall grade in a class etc.

Since you're still in school, you should be utilizing your career counselors on campus for help getting into an internship program or finding the right one for you.  If you don't know who that would be for you, then I would go to a professor in a class on the topic or area that you'd like to look into further.  Professors may know about internships in your field, if you don't have career counselors accessible on your campus.

Use Your Resources!  

You're paying for an education, and this is also a part of their job - to help set you up for success.  There are resources at your school, whether you're enrolled at a 4-year college, trade school, vocational school or even online.  Some degrees are directly tied to internship programs that are required before you can graduate, but this is something that a counselor at your school can help you select the right program for you.

Research what your school has to offer regarding internship programs or helping you get connected to different employers that potentially offer internships in your field. 

If you're still in need of an internship, then I would suggest researching companies in your field and contacting their Human Resources dept directly for different opportunities. 

Don't be afraid to put yourself out there. 

Make sure your resume is up to date and start networking! Keep copies of your resume on you and have it accessible to hand out if you're out and about. 

Stay ready!

You've got this! Good luck,

Nikki Davis

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