How to get an Internship of your choice?

Internships have slowly evolved from a mere addition to the resume to an essential gateway to a full-time job in future. Since the demand for internships is higher than their availability, you will have to go that extra mile to prove your worth.

But how to find and get one for yourself?

  1. Ask yourself about your field of interest – What do you really want to spend your time working on? Make a list of all the areas you want to work in and start searching for companies associated with the area of your interest. Check for among them, how many companies are offering internships. It is very important for your development that the internship should be well fitted to your skills and interests.
  2. Sending Applications – Due to the limited number of internships in the jobs market, it is very important for you to get noticed by the hiring company. You need to develop job searching skills in order to compel the companies to ask you to join. Make sure to attach a well summarized Cover Letter with the brief and crisp resume.
  3. Use your university’s sources – Doesn’t matter if you are an existing student or an alumni of that institute; if the institute has a placement cell, it can provide you with assistance. These cells usually have volunteers who could help you by referring you and even, assist you in writing a resume and a cover letter.
  4. Network – Increase your job or internship prospects by networking with family, friends and acquaintances. In fact, get more active on job searching portals and social media platforms like Linkedin, where you would possibly meet like-minded people working in your field of interest.
  5. Use internships-centric websites – Search for internships on specialized websites, as they have postings directly from the employer which include the detailed profiles as well as the learning opportunities.
  6. Prepare for the interview – Once the resume gets shortlisted, the next step is the interview. So, be prepared for it. Research about the company and if you have any doubts or questions about the internship, ask your interviewer. Don’t be hesitant; BE confident throughout.
  7. Be Prompt – Don’t delay in replying if the employer asks you to send your portfolio, as recruiters are busy people; so they appreciate someone who always shows up for getting the process faster i.e. who responds quickly and efficiently.
  8. Follow-up – Follow-up with an e-mail mentioning your details to the recruiter. And if you land the internship, follow-up with a thank you e-mail and use words like “Thank you for considering my role as a ……….. in your company”

All the best for your internship search. Share your experience of internship search in the comments below.

After you grab an internship of your choice, i recommend you to read Starting an Internship? Here’s an advice for you

You will find the same post written by me at http://curozo.com/2016/07/27/internship-series-getting-an-internship-of-your-choice-part-1/

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