What internships are available remotely for high school juniors who would want to major in political science and business administration?
Eventually, I would like to go to law school to become a corporate lawyer. I am trying to niche down my internships to fit either business or political science.
1. Consider shifting your focus towards "volunteer" roles. Which organizations or companies would you be excited to volunteer for? It might be easier to find opportunities in political and civic organizations compared to companies. Law firms do offer internships, but they may not be available for high school students (as they are likely seeking law school students), and remote options could be rare.
2. There's a fantastic organization where you can volunteer to write letters on behalf of political candidates. It's called Vote Forward. This could be a great way to gain some valuable political experience remotely.
3. If possible, look for local companies or even your city government that might be open to volunteers. My advice for young people is always to try and get involved in person if it's feasible. It's a great way to gain experience and make connections.
I appreciate your initiative in reaching out to us. Your question is an excellent one. It's fantastic to see your enthusiasm about learning more about your internship. May I ask what year you are currently in?
From what I understand, internships are meticulously planned by your school's program. The goal of your internship is to supplement your major. For instance, if your interest lies in political science, your practical experience would be within the justice system or government offices. This will provide you with the hands-on learning experiences necessary for your outcomes-based curriculum.
If your passion is in the business sector, your internship would be within the corporate industry. This would give you a real-world application of the courses in your program.
You've inquired about a remote internship? Whether or not this is an option would depend on if it's included in your curriculum. If it is, you could participate in a remote internship program. Your school would collaborate with the industry to provide you with the training that will offer you a genuine job experience.
By the time you complete your degree, you'll already have a good understanding of what to expect in the field you've chosen. This is the beauty of internships - they give you a glimpse into your future career. Keep up the good work, Rhea!