Hello! I need some help regarding getting research internships. I am interested in the medical field, but also am open to computer science. I am trying to get internships in Northern Virginia. I have applied to a few, but I am not confident of getting in. Does anyone have recommendations for programs that I can apply to now? If so, can someone give me advice on how to develop the best application? Thanks!
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So to be honest, I'm not really sure how many places are going to be actively looking for interns with everything that's going on. And unfortunately, that's going to make everything a bit more difficult for everyone. I did find two sites which might make it easier for you to find something. Take a look here https://www.internships.com/research/virginia and https://www.indeed.com/q-Research-Intern-l-Virginia-jobs.html. The quality of the internships could vary drastically and you might need to refine the search a bit. I just looked quickly.
Ideally for your application you'll have some experience in the field already and will have demonstrated interest through your ECs and classes. For the medical field. look into volunteering and shadowing to add something to your resume. Those activities will also work well if you're unable to get an internship. For CS, look into coding or working on your own projects so you have something to show your potential internship. Again, even if you can't get one in CS, anything you do to help build your resume for an internship is probably going to look good on an application as well.