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Top Tips for Picking an Internship
When you're looking for an internship, keep in mind that it's often the early bird that catches the job.
Each company differs, but traditionally you should apply up to three to six months ahead of when you are interested in interning and begin correspondence to determine if an opportunity exists. Some companies--particularly in the media, finance, and consulting industries--accept applications a year in advance, and the competition can be steep, so do not procrastinate and be sure to get the facts. Many smaller companies welcome a call and might not work as far in advance, while others prefer you apply online. It is important to determine the company's internship application policies and guidelines to jump-start the process.
Here are some other things to keep in mind when trying to find the right internship for you.
Tory Johnson is the CEO of Women For Hire and the Workplace Contributor on ABC's Good Morning America. She co-authored Take This Book to Work: How to Ask For (and Get) Money, Fulfillment and Advancement, which was released in paperback in September 2007. Connect with her at www.womenforhire.com
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