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Brianny Hatzihidiris

It depends where you want to do your internship. The first step would be to pick an area to intern in. This could be with what you want your career to be. For instance, if you want to become a lawyer you should probably intern at a law firm. If you are not sure what you want to do, then do some research with things you enjoy. For instance, if you really like cooking, maybe look into an internship at a restaurant with a chef.
After you figure out with WHAT you want to intern you have to pick WHERE. Let's use the example of the law firm. As an example you want to be a litigation lawyer and thus, want to intern at a litigation law firm. But which law firm would work best for you? Now you have to do more research. There are hundreds of litigation law firms but each of them litigate for a different cause. Some may fight for immigrants, others for medical malpractice, others for car accidents. You have to determine which law firm (or place) has a cause you want to fight for also.
After you figured out exactly WHAT and WHERE you want to intern, you then contact them! Give them a call, email them, send a letter with your resume to their office (definitely build a resume), or even dress professionally and show up in person. Simply state that you are looking for an internship in this field because you want to be that profession and did research about their specific company and picked them for the following reasons.
Then repeat these steps for as many different areas/places you think is a good fit for you!
Do not get discouraged if several places tell you no or reject you. As long as you keep trying, all you need is ONE yes!

Answered 2 months ago

Brianny Hatzihidiris
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Anonymous

I'm not sure if you are in high school or college, but many schools have counselors that will be able to help you with that process. They have great resources to know who is looking for interns and who may not be actively looking, but still accepts interns.

If you don't have those resources available, LinkedIn is a great resources to use to reach out to professionals in the area. Many time, professionals don't actively look for interns, but are more than willing to let someone come in and help out around the office. Its important to understand that you are not likely going to be paid for this and it is just an opportunity to network and gain experience.

Answered 6 years ago

Anonymous