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What are some internships I can do in the STEM field as a high school student in the Bay Area?

I'm a senior in high school and I'm interested in exploring careers in STEM. What internships would help me achieve this? #stem #internship

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Bhavin’s Answer

Firstly you should take some time to think about what you want to do in the STEM field and what interest you. I am not from the area, but I am sure there are tons of opportunities available. I would create a LinkedIn profile and search for internship in your area that way. Reach out to people on LinkedIn and talk to them about possible opportunities and see what happens. Do not get discouraged if you get rejected. Keep trying until you land one!
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Joshua’s Answer

What exactly would you like to do in the STEM field? There are plenty of Bay Area companies looking for internships. I will also add that you should be reaching out to companies that interest you, but may not have an internship available. More often than not, there's ALWAYS something for you do to. You just need to get a foot in the door. For example, SAP typically posts internships in the Bay Area.

Here's what I would do if I were you. Find 20 companies you like and what interests you have within STEM. Then, reach out to people on LinkedIn with 2-3 bullet points of what you respect about their company along with your interests. Ask if internships are available. If internships are not available, offer to work for them for free. You'd be surprised at who will give you a shot. Keep going until you land one :)

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Angelina’s Answer

Hi Sherry!
I'm gonna be honest, it is going to be more difficult to find an internship in STEM as a high school student, however, that doesn't mean you should stop trying to look for one. If you aren't able to find one, I think a good job to put on your resume is to work at a coding camp or something of that sort. I think that it's a good opportunity for somebody your age because it's still related to STEM, unlike your typical retail or food industry minimum wage job. As for advice for later on when you get an internship, I would say its most important to find an internship for the summer after your junior year of college because it's the last summer before you graduate, and it will set you up for when you apply for jobs once you leave college (assuming you are not going to grad school). In my experience with the internship process, I've gotten the furthest when someone has referred me, so networking is definitely important. If you have any family members or friends working in the field, ask them about any possible opportunities. Internships are great to figure out what you like or don't like within the field because you get that real-world application that you can't get in school. My biggest piece of advice for interviews is to be confident, even if you arent, you have to fake it till you make it. If you project confidence, people will believe you, even if what you say is wrong. Recruiters don't just want a smart candidate, they want well-rounded people, so try your best to be calm, collected, and confident during your interview.

Good luck!
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