An Intern Thing: Fall Intern Season Is Here

Hey Potential Interns ! I just wanted to take a moment to let all students know that Fall Internship season is upon us and it’s very important to start putting in your resumes and cover letters for your dream Fall Internships. Lots of students say they cannot intern during the Fall because there are no “cool” companies in their town.
Wrong. They are out there – you just need to find them.
HOW TO FIND THE FALL INTERNSHIP OF YOUR DREAMS
1. Create a Dream List – A “Dream List” is a complete countdown of the companies you dream of working at in the future. If you are interested in becoming a magazine writer this list might say “Cosmo, Seventeen, Oprah, Cosmogirl, Allure, Redbook.” Try to write down between 8-10 companies that you’d be interested in working for.
2. Take your dream list and bring it down a few notches. If your dream magazine to work at is “US Weekly” then do some research and see what local magazines your city/town has to offer. Most big cities have at least one publication dedicated to their location. If your dream internship is to work at Lehman Brothers than take it down a level and see what financial firms are in your local area.
3. Reach out. Do whatever you need to do to at least find a main number to these companies. Going to the company’s website is usually your best bet. There is usually a “Contact Us” button at the bottom of the page. If not, try the “Terms of Use” or “About Us”; they should at least list a city where the company is headquartered. If you know the city the company is based out of you can at least look that up on yp.yahoo.com or another directory search. When you call these companies ask to speak with the Internship coordinator. If you get a voicemail, leave a clear message and state your phone number. If you don’t hear back in 3 days then call again to follow up. Don’t be annoying about it but at the same time – stay on it. Putting in one call usually does not get the job done. Remember to always thank the person on the phone for taking the time to speak with you.
4. Follow Up: Once you make contact with the Internship Coordinator, make sure to ask exactly how to apply for the internship, what the internship deadline is, what the time requirements are, and what materials they’d like from you.
This is a great first step to securing the internship you want!

Please visit the Intern Queen’s website and find your Fall Internship at www.quarterlife.com/intern

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