How likely is it I will get an internship as a first year student?
I am a first year, undeclared student and I am looking for internship opportunities for the summer. I live in an area where there are many opportunities for internships but that means many students travel to the area in order to apply. I a specifically looking for internship opportunities in nonprofit and advocacy groups. I assumed I would be able to get an internship but after talking to some students slightly older than I am I learned that companies tend not to hire students unless they are juniors or seniors in college. #internships #nonprofits #freshmen #advocacy
Anything is possible. Networking is very important. You can always find small opportunities with small companies that would allow you to work for them in some capacity. It never hurts to apply for something as well. Look around for companies in your area. You can also look for organizations that might have openings. Being that you are undeclared, however, it might makes things challenging for you to determine where you would like to look and it might also make it a little difficult for internship coordinator at your school to find something for you. I suggested talking to your coordinator at your school and ask them about your options as well as looking in areas that you are interested in working in.