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Advice on finding summer internships for 15-year-olds?

Hello! I'm 15 and I want to gain some work experience over the summer. What are some good internships for high school students my age? I'd appreciate advice on how to find and apply for these internships, as well as any tips to stand out from other applicants.

7 months ago

Hello! It's great that you're seeking work experience at such a young age. While internships for 15-year-olds might be a bit rare, there are definitely opportunities out there.

Start by checking local businesses and non-profit organizations, as they may have summer programs for high school students. Reach out to family, friends, and acquaintances to see if they know of any internship opportunities available suitable for your age.

When searching, you can also look for pre-college programs or summer camps that focus on your area of interest, as these can provide valuable experience and insight in lieu of a traditional internship. Websites such as Indeed and Internships.com can sometimes have listings for high school students.

When applying, tailor your resume to highlight relevant skills and experiences. Customize your cover letter to express your passion for the field and how the specific internship aligns with your interests and goals. Don't underestimate the experience you've gained from school projects, clubs, or volunteer work; use these to showcase your abilities and potential.

To stand out from other applicants, connect with the organization through networking events, informational interviews, or by reaching out directly. Research the organization thoroughly to demonstrate your genuine interest in their mission, values, and work.

Lastly, don't be discouraged if you don't find a formal internship at your age. You can always volunteer, job shadow, or pursue personal projects to build skills and experience in your desired field.

Best of luck in your search!

7 months ago

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