The Intern Virgin: How To Find An Internship

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It’s that time of year again. No, we’re not talking about the reintroduction of seasonal drinks at Starbucks. We’re talking the time when all college students begin freaking out about what they will be doing for the summer. Will they be taking classes, working at home, or beginning their career at an internship?

If you’re looking for an internship, you may not know where to begin. Where can I find an internship? Can I survive in New York City for the whole summer? Does it even count if it’s not in New York City?

Don’t sweat it – we’ve got your answers. Rather, your local Career Resource Center does. Almost all universities house their own CRC – something that will become your new best friend when finding an internship.

The people that work at the CRC are pretty much the greatest people you will ever meet. Students have the option of visiting online or going in person, but either way there are plenty of quizzes to take to figure out what you want to do in your future and what internships are available for your given major.

“Students can come in and discuss what previous experience will look good for the field of job they want to get into and perfect their resume and interview skills…we also have career fairs throughout our academic year where employers come looking for students for their internship spots,” said Nadene Reynolds, senior assistant director for professional development and experience at the University of Florida CRC.

While the CRC is usually your best bet, if it isn’t on your college campus, you can find other outlets online. InternMatch helps students find paid or unpaid internships while in college or even jobs upon graduation. SummerInternships is another website that helps college students find internships in the US as well as abroad. So if your desire is to travel, this is the place for you. Or check out our top rated websites for finding internships.

Next step: How to apply.

Leigha is a Sophomore at University of Florida studying Sports Management with a minor is Mass Communications. She loves to write and hopes to pursue her dreams in sports writing.

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