If you’re reading this you’ve probably decided to undergo an internship or you’re starting to look into it. Personally I think as a young person an internship is one of the most fulfilling things to do. Whether it’s for your CV or to learn new skills having valuable industry experience is what is going to set you apart from everyone else and really give you a leg up in terms of your career.
If you’re a student I highly recommend talking to your teachers, advisers and lecturers. They’re there to teach you but they are also available to help to make the most of your university career. Make the most of their office hours by reaching out expressing your enthusiasm for an internship and if you’re lucky they may have a contact their willing to share with you.
I wrote a post a couple of years ago about the power behind asking the question and I’m still a firm believer of that today. If there’s a company you’re dying to work for but they aren’t advertising for recruitment? Ask them! I’ve had interviews with some amazing companies off the back of a cold email or phone call. If you ask and you include and application worth their time then you never know you may be asked to meet with someone from the company and a face to face situation is much more advantageous to you.
If any of you are actively looking for a placement and are still looking for opportunities then please feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org