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Where can I find internships?

I want to do internships but part-time with less commitment as I am already swamped with my previous duties. Any ideas where can I find high school internships like this? doesn't matter whether paid or unpaid.

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Ashley’s Answer

Hi Kayana,

I am so glad to hear that you are thinking about internships. I loved my time as an intern, and it allowed me to practice skills, ask questions, and make connections with other professionals.

In high school, you can speak with your school counselor to help you navigate internships. If a job fair comes to your school, you should go to ask employers questions about potential openings. LinkedIn can also be great for you. Make a professional profile and highlight your career skills and goals. You can search in the "Jobs" section, and filter by internship and location.

In college, you can meet with the Career Services Office to help you find job opportunities and internships. I have former experience working in this type of office, and I was able to help students discuss career goals, practice interviewing skills, improve their resumes, and find job opportunities.

Good luck finding an internship!
Thank you comment icon You rock! This advice is very helpful. Kayana
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Kate’s Answer

That is amazing you're already looking for internships! The first step is to stay open-minded. Sometimes, searching for your first internship can be stressful and overwhelming. So, stay open-minded and keep your options open. While in high-school, I recommend reaching out to your school counselor. Local opportunities will allow you flexibility as you have other priorities as well. Even reach out to friends and family members!

In college, there are plenty of resources to tap into. Check out the Career Services at your Univeristy as well as any resume/cover letter/CV/networking advice they offer. Despite looking for an internship, networking is just as important! I recommend reaching out to people whose jobs interest you to help you find out what you're interested in.
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Pamela’s Answer

So glad you're looking for an internship! So many opportunities to learn, and often students will land contracts or full time work if they do a great job during their internship.

I recommend seeking out top companies you'd like to work for and then simply checking their websites for internships. You can subscribe to future job postings matching your search criteria at these companies. You can check the Forbes Top Companies to Work For and the like for notable companies doing work that interests you.

Failing that, build your network on LinkedIn and post what you're looking for to as many people as possible.

Good luck!
Pam
Thank you comment icon This was super helpful, thank you! Kayana
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Nicole’s Answer

First of all, good for you for already being on the hunt for internships! Internships have what pushed me ahead in my career faster than anything else. If you are looking for flexibility and not necessarily a formal internship reach out to any company that interests you! Offer to volunteer a few hours a week or come shadow. As a small business leader I know I would be thrilled to have a local high school student come by and shadow a few hours a week! LinkedIn and Instagram are usually the best way to get ahold of these businesses. It also makes you look very proactive which companies love, and look for when they hire people.
Thank you comment icon Thanks a lot for this excellent advice, Nicole! I would like to volunteer for your business if possible, Do you mind telling me your Instagram handle? I would like to connect with you further :) Kayana
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Darren’s Answer

Hi Kayana,

Great to see that you're looking for internships while in high school! It's always a plus to start early and I wish you the best in finding an internship.

Since you're in high school, I agree with Ashley and Pamela's advice on looking for job fairs and new postings, browsing through filtered searches on LinkedIn, and consulting your school counselor. To add to their suggestions, utilize any platforms similar to LinkedIn such as Handshake, take the initiative and persistently inquire companies through emails, network with professionals to leverage their connections, and do Google searches often with keywords like "high school internships [current year]."

And remember, don't get discouraged by any rejection(s). Best of luck!

Darren
Thank you comment icon Darren, thank you! Kayana
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