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How to get a fully-paid internship (in another state) for the summer?

Next summer, I want to explore a software engineering internship in another state. However, due to financial circumstances I would need for the internship to pay for my housing as well. Any tips on how to secure an internship that offers this?

Thank you so much for your guidance.

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Rafael A.’s Answer

Fastweb.com has some internship opportunities on their site that may be of use. Also look at a company companies that you value and do a google search for Internship opportunities. Both of these methods should be a good starting point.

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Ken’s Answer

A good way to find such an opportunity is to locate the professional associations to which professionals in software engineering belong. These national associations many times know of and often offer such internship opportunities. You can find such professional associations by talking to the reference librarian at your local library, who should be able to provide information about local chapters of these associations and appropriate contact people.

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Amber’s Answer

Paid internships are very competitive, but there are a few things that can give you an edge:

1) You best chance is to look and apply early. Start looking as early as the fall before you want the summer internship.
There are many sites that collate internship opportunities so look up one for your state and frequently check it.
Once you find some interesting internships, find out what the requirements are. If there are essays, write them early and get a variety of people (not just family) to review them.

2) If they require recommendations, ask early for these as well. If you aren't sure who to ask, think about teachers who know you the best. If you don't think any teachers know you well, then start creating those relationships now by doing well and participating in class. (This is also helpful if you need recommendations for college applications).
If you don't feel teachers know you well, provide the teacher(s) with a short questionnaire that tells about your strengths/goals so they have something to work with when crafting the letter.

3) Don't give up. Cast a wide net and keep applying.

Good luck! :)
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Timothy’s Answer

Internships can be competitive, so I would recommend researching and applying to any and all that interest you, and applying early. A great way to research would be to find a career fair, a lot of colleges have them and they can be a great way to network quickly with other students and to get your resume in front of a recruiter.

Otherwise I would suggest checking companies you've heard of that you'd be interested in, massive corporations like Google or Facebook usually are flooded with applications, but companies across the country are looking for interns and they may not have the resources to send someone to career fairs at every major university.

Another good way to search would be to search for job posting sites for specific cities you like, as they can be a fantastic resource. My first internship came from http://portlandtech.org/ which has a specific filter for internships in the Portland OR metro area.
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