How to get internship these days?
internship technology computer-science engineering computer-science I am a Computer Engineering - Computer Science student, now looking for my internship for Fall.
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Also see if your school provides any help with internship placement.
You got this! Computer Engineering/Science is in high demand.
Another piece of advice is be proactive! Create a linkedIn profile, connect with people!
#1 Start early.
Try to have a general idea of what you want to do. Maybe even relate it to your field of study. Most companies are already planning their internships for next year, we are!
#2 Do your research.
* What type of company is it?
* What is the culture like?
* Maybe connect to someone that has been through the program via LinkedIn.
* Is the program virtual?
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There are many ways to get internships no matter what your career path is. Schools' usually provide a site when students can create an account and start looking for internship applications. With this site if available you'll be able to conduct a more detail search in what type of internship you're looking for. In addition to that LinkedIn always has job posts just like Glassdoor and ZipRecruiter. You'll be able to find internships there.
Networking is another form of getting closer towards an internship. If you know of specific people within your circle than they can lead towards a potential internship opportunity. There are a lot of ways to connect with recruiters and business offering internship opportunities such as
- Career fairs (online and in person)
- Business visits
- Business cards ( tool)
- Personal website (tool)
And there are many more tools and or events you can take advantage of in finding an internship to apply to.
To look for internships, you look for posts on Linkedin, job portals, and apply, also look for people who are already doing on Linkedin and ask them about their experience. Apart from this also can look for E-learning platforms/websites to teach and provide you knowledge of your interest topic with an internship.
I don't know what is financially feasible for you, but there are a few options you could consider, in addition to the ideas already mentioned:
- See if there are any companies offering unpaid internships
- Get some volunteer experience relevant to an industry you're interested in. This will give you more of an understanding of and appreciation for the 'end customer' when you go to work in that space.
- Contact folks at companies you're interested in and see if you can shadow one or more of their employees. You could do this for a bunch of companies and get a wide range of exposure to different workplaces! If you go this route, I would suggest waiting a bit closer to the summer to contact companies.
- Spend some time working on a self-created project. It doesn't have to be a "startup," per say... But you could do work on background research (e.g., explore different market opportunities or customer needs) and lay out the groundwork for a company/initiative you'd be interested in building some day. You could even go out and start a project or make an app for your community! Times like this are great for entrepreneurial spirit.
Again, these are all just ideas. What you get to tap into is "What am I really interested in learning and developing?" and then you can find a way to go do that without the pressure of a specific internship.
1. Linkedin (www.linkedin.com)
2. VolunteerMatch (https://www.volunteermatch.org/)
3. Internships (http://www.internships.com/student)
4. Glassdoor (http://www.glassdoor.com/index.htm)
Step #2 - Convince the HR Manager with a Cover Letter
Step #3 - Find the Right Internship Opportunities [3 Main Ways]
Step #4 - Ace the Upcoming Interview
As what I learned during my job hunt phase, as many applications in a day is helpful. Start with the positions you are looking for, apply to at least 5-10 companies a day. After applying to any company, make sure you send connection invites to at least 4-5 people from the technical team/hr/ managerial level members who would be able to help you. Always send out a note with the invite.
Connecting on LinkedIn is essential as it helps the hiring team to see your interest in the position. Always send follow up messages if people don't respond the first time but do not bug them. Once they respond talk about your interests and try to match your experience with the position applied for.
Make sure you are visible on LinkedIn. Post articles that may be related to your field and share articles of interest. This helps people notice your activity and willingness to work in the field you are looking for!
I hope this helps!