Hi! Still being in high school, I found it difficult to find strong internships centered around my interests and for my age group. Any advice on finding good internships and just applying in general?
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I've faced a similar issue lately, so hopefully, I can give some advice based on my experience.
- The first thing I would do is go to a dean/guidance counselor/college counselor at your school (if you have one). Usually, they have a lot of experience helping students find internships with companies they work with often, or if your school has a strong alumni network, they can connect you with someone from your school that works in your field.
- If that doesn't work out, I would next just search for internships in your area. Websites like Indeed are a good start, but they can be hit-or-miss. I like to start there to see what companies are looking for interns, and then you can reach out privately and see if you'd be a good fit and meet their requirements.
- If you know what field you want to work in, you can always search for companies based in your city/town that focus on your interests. For example, if you're interested in law, you can search for law offices and then call/email them and see if they need interns. This approach may not be as successful, but you can probably find someone who wants an intern.
- Lastly, you can always ask your parents to ask their friends if their businesses need interns. It's a good way to find an internship since you already have a connection through your parents.
Hope this helps!
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