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Hunting Down an Internship
Finding the ideal internship can be difficult, but by correctly using such tools as your college career center, networking, the Internet, and cold-calling, the task is certainly surmountable.
If you do create an internship, assert your interests early on, suggest projects you'd like to undertake, and find a mentor to help you set long-term goals.
Go Straight to the Source
If you do create an internship, assert your interests early on, suggest projects you'd like to undertake, and find a mentor to help you set long-term goals. You are likely to find that start-ups and companies with small budgets (prevalent in human services, the arts, and environmental organizations) are able to give their interns a high degree of responsibility.
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Interning Abroad in Shanghai
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Megan has an internship many people would be stoked to have: working for the New England Patriots. So how did she get such an awesome gig? She just sent her resume and cover letter to the organization's internships email and hoped the competitive spot would be hers. "I received an email saying that they wanted to bring me in for an interview. I had to have 2 interviews before I finally knew that I got the internship," she says.
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