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Ken Simmons

Congratulations on wanting to become involved in and internship, as it is a great way to learn more about your intended area of study and to make connections which might lead to employment.

Here are some good ways to start
- talk to your academic advisor or your school counselor to get some suggestions and learn about the experiences of others
- talk to the head of alumni relations or the person who tracks graduates at your school and make arrangements to talk to graduates to learn of their experience and opportunities which they might have in their organizations
- talk to your academic advisor and the reference librarian at your local library to locate professional associations to which people in your career area belong, as many of those associations know of or even sponsor internships
- approach organizations in which you might have an interest about creating your own internship

Here is some helpful information that will help with the above:
https://www.themuse.com/advice/how-to-ask-for-an-informational-interview-and-get-a-yes

Here is something that you will find of interest. During my daughter's senior year in high school, the highlight of the year was to be the senior internship. All (except for one girl) put in their applications and waited, and ended up with something much less than expected. The person the benefited the most, was the one girl who, wanting to become a doctor, arranged with the local EMS unit and her school to create her own internship.

You have more power in this situation than you might realize.

Here is a site that will help also, but use the above information, as it gives you the most control
https://www.fastweb.com/career-planning

Best of luck. Keep me posted. I would like to help further, if needed.

Answered 3 years ago

Ken Simmons