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Finding a summer internship as a high school student?

Hey, y'all! I'm currently a junior and looking to gain some experience during summer break. How exactly do I go about finding internships suitable for high school students? Any ideas or resources?

7 months ago

Hey there! Kudos to you for taking the initiative to find an internship during the summer. Internships can provide valuable experience and networking opportunities, both of which can be useful when applying to college.

First things first, think about your interests and potential career paths you may be exploring. Having a rough idea of what you're looking for can make the search more manageable. Some popular fields that high school students explore are STEM, business, and humanities. Additionally, you can also consider job shadowing or volunteering, depending on the opportunities available in your area.

Now, in terms of finding internships, you have multiple resources:

1. School counselor or college & career center: They usually have information on local internships and connections in the community. Make an appointment to discuss your interests and they can guide you towards suitable opportunities.

2. Online platforms: Websites like Internships.com, Chegg Internships, and Indeed are good places to find opportunities. You may have to filter the search results to find internships specifically designed for high school students.

3. Networking: Talk to friends, family, and neighbors. They might know of professional contacts in your area of interest who might be willing to have a high school intern. Don't be shy to ask.

4. Contacting companies/organizations directly: Sometimes, smaller organizations may not advertise internship opportunities widely, but reaching out directly via email or LinkedIn and expressing your interest can yield great results.

5. College-sponsored opportunities: Some universities offer summer programs that provide high school students with internships in their fields of interest. Look into universities in your area or well-known institutions for potential summer programs.

Make sure to prepare a resume highlighting your academic achievements, extracurricular activities, and any relevant experience. Also, when you apply, it's important to craft tailored cover letters expressing your genuine interest in the internship and how you can contribute.

Lastly, even if an opportunity isn't directly labeled as an internship, as long as it aligns with your interests and provides experience, it can be just as valuable. Good luck in your search!

7 months ago

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