Hi! I feel as though I am pretty well-rounded, but the thing that will really help me improve my college apps is having some research/internship. I already have done some college courses, but I do not know how to go about find research/internship opportunities. I am looking for one for this fall, so how would I go about finding one?
(I am going to be a senior in the fall, I live in northern New Jersey near NYC, and am interested in medicine/science)
If you have a good relationship with one of your college professors, you can ask them if have connections with anyone you can intern with. You could also try to contact one of the professors at the college for a lab internship and mention you are a student, already having taken some college courses. Lab internships look extra good for college. Another way to find an internship would be to find local doctor offices and send them an email or call them saying something along the lines of: I am going to be a senior next year who is interested in medicine. I have taken xxx college courses. I know doctor xxx is very busy but if he/she is interested in discussing possibilities for an intern for the fall semester please contact me. Other ideas if you can't find an internship are volunteering at hospitals or clinics to still show your involvement in the medical field. Most hospitals usually have a website where you can find out about volunteering and some may have opportunities for interns. Also, research if there are any health/medicine organizations where you live or in nyc that may have intern opportunities. I hope this helps some.
Although it can be difficult and sometimes daunting, I think you have two great options. The first is to reach out to your professors. See if they know of any opportunities that could help you. Another option is to create you own! If there is a company that you are really interested in interning with, drop them an email, schedule a meeting with a Humans Relations representative. Just be sure to be consistent! You got this!
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