Ways to Find An Intern Position
|May 24, 2009||Posted by Business4Moms under General Information||
Finding a job can be a daunting task. Job seekers often become overwhelmed in a world of resumes, interviews, and waiting by the phone. It’s often assumed that finding an internship would be a major challenge as well, and for that reason, many people do not even try.
The truth is, finding an internship might be easier than you think. Many businesses, both large and small, have internship programs. And those that haven’t set up such programs might be willing to consider one if approached about it. Here are some ways you can find an internship:
* Go to businesses that you would be interested in interning for and ask if they would consider it. They might or might not be interested, but it never hurts to ask.
* Ask friends and family to ask their employers if they would be interested in an intern. The more people you have asking around for you, the better your chances of finding something.
* Use the classifieds. Look through the “Help Wanted” section for internship positions, or place your own “Positions Wanted” ad. And don’t forget about online classifieds. Craigslist is a great place to look for internships and post your availability. Online job boards are also good, especially if you’re looking for a virtual internship.
* Speaking of virtual internships, some Internet marketers offer internship programs via email or other online mediums. A Google search for Internet marketing internships can help you find these, or you can visit your favorite Internet marketing blogs to see if their authors offer such programs. This type of internship is great for aspiring marketers, virtual assistants, and other related occupations.
* Check with your local college to see if they can offer any help. They might be willing to share internship positions that haven’t been filled by current students with you. They may even have internship programs of their own that you can participate in.
* Go to a career fair. These are often held at colleges and universities, or you might find one at your local Employment Commission. Attending career fairs is an easy way to meet several potential internship providers in one place, but it’s important to be prepared. Dress for success, and carefully write and memorize a powerful introduction for yourself.
An internship can help you break into the career that you want, or it can take your existing career to the next level. Finding internship opportunities will take some work, but there are more out there than most people realize. The trick is to use every resource available to you. If you look hard enough, chances are you will find a company that is willing to take you on as an intern.