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i am struggling to find an internship in biomedical technology, can i get help? thanks in advance

i have studied biomedical technology at the university of johannesburg but struggling to get an internship. i completed my course november 2020 . i am from Soweto and graduating this month which is march 2021 #internships

Thank you comment icon Your first stop should be your college Career Center. You should also check local hospital volunteer opportunities. It sometimes also is beneficial to speak to professors in your major. Good Luck! Christine Matthews
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Mauro’s Answer

Just keep applying. Perseverance is the test here.

I got into my career in HR without an internship but the amount of time i had to do in applying felt like forever. I had to basically apply minimum of 15 applications a day for 3 months to land on my career.

Your also in a tough market right now due to the pandemic but dont let that stop you from applying still.
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Brigid’s Answer

Hi Itumeleng,

Great to meet you on CareerVillage.org!

It is always a challenge finding a good internship but it can be done by looking on the internet at best in class firms that offer internship programs such as Pfizer: (https://www.pfizer.co.za/Careers).

Here is a link to a list of the big pharma companies in South Africa, from there I recommend that you search for their websites and look for internship programs where you can apply online: https://www.whoownswhom.co.za/store/info/4557

Once you find a company that interests you, try leverage your own network to see if you know anyone who works there, such as using LinkedIn, and if you do not have a LinkedIn account I recommend that you set one up soon to showcase your skills and current experience.

Good luck with your search, and remember do not give up. Persistence and determination are key skills to help you identify and then secure a great internship.
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Dina’s Answer

A great resource for finding internships is the local, regional and/or national associations aligned to Biomedical Technology. Prospective employers, programs and institutions often advertise their internship opportunities on their websites or publications. Also tap into your network. Hopefully by this point you've met some established professionals in your chosen field that can point you in the right direction.

Keep searching and keep applying. Agree with Mauro, perseverance is key!
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