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What can I do to get internships at places for business

What can I try to look for or how do I find out what places have internships

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Joanna’s Answer

If you're still in high school, I feel the options are quite limited. I would recommend just doing a bunch of searching online through maybe Fastweb or any other reputable sites. You can also try reaching out to your school counselor, college advisor , or friends to see if they have any ideas on where you can start.

If you're in college, then definitely look on their careers/jobs page if they have one. Another good way to find internships would be to join some business clubs since they tend to have some resources or documents of typically companies that offer internships. Some schools also have career fairs, so recommend attending those too! The counselor or advisor for your major is also someone to definitely reach out to in regards to finding some opportunities!
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Frank’s Answer

Most universities have a career development office. If you are lucky enough to be in this situation, become a regular with the people that work there. Their job is to help you find different job opportunities, including internships.

You can also regularly check the job postings of companies in your area. Companies often post their internships on their career opportunities sites just like any other available job.
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Angela’s Answer

Hello! One of the most important things to do is to use your network (friends, family, friends of your family) to talk to them about their careers and get their advice. Those conversations can often turn into them suggesting an internship opportunity that they know of through their own work or their own extended network. Also, create your resume! Even if you don't have much, put anything related to your successes in school and any work you've done. I hope this helps!
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Janet’s Answer

Hi Timaree,
All the answers are great. I would definitely suggest starting local, ask your friends and family if they know anyone that might be able to help introduce you to someone that is in a field you are interested in. My son is 15 and loves soccer. He blindly reached out to a local minor league soccer team to see if they needed any help at all this summer. They got back to him right away and said they loved his enthusiasm. Although they can't pay him, they invited him to help out with their first home game, which he plans to do. He will then be able to put this on a resume. Be brave and utilize the people around you in your community, local businesses, and your school. Good luck!
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Alden’s Answer

A great place to start is Linkedin! You can build your network, list your strengths, and learn from business professionals.
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Ruth’s Answer

Create your network with people working in the field you are interested. Build your resume. Start with trainee positions.
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Pamela’s Answer

Hi Timaree!
It's great that you are already taking initiative toward your career. Internships are a great way to get experience. As stated by the other advisors, utilizing your school's Career Advisors and networking on LinkedIn and family members can be great resources. Yes reach out to the companies in the industry that you are interested in to see if there are any internship opportunities.

One more thing that you can try is to volunteer. Ask the those same companies if you are able to volunteer or job shadow with them. Some companies may not have an internship program set up, however, they could be open to you volunteering.

The great thing about volunteering is that you can agree and commit to the needs of your schedule. You can ask to volunteer on weekends or a few hours during the week or perhaps only during spring or summer break. Most companies are open to volunteers and welcome the help. Volunteering offers the same benefits of exposure and experience that an internship does. You can also put volunteer work on your resume and ask the company for a reference.

Good luck on your future endeavors!
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Madisyn’s Answer

Hi Timaree,

As others mentioned, LinkedIn is one of the top ways to look for internships. Not only does LinkedIn have a job feature where you can look up internships that fit your specified criteria, you can also connect with people in the field that you desire to obtain an internship in. You can reach out to these professionals and ask questions about their career, how they got into the field and so on.

Another place to look for internships are other job posting boards. These include Google, Indeed and etc. Lastly, you should also check with your University to see if there is a Career Office that can assist you in finding out information regarding internships.

Good luck.
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