Ch 1: Introduction to Internships

About This Chapter

This set of lessons will introduce you to the basics of internships. The information and advice provided can help you decide whether or not an internship is right for you.

Introduction to Internships: Chapter Summary

Trying to find a job after you graduate when you don't have any experience can be a difficult task. Completing an internship can be a great way to get practical experience and get your foot in the door. Let our trained guidance counselors and academic advisors help you understand the benefits of internships and find one that suits your goals. This chapter covers:

Internship options

You're considering undertaking an internship but aren't sure when would be the right time to start. In this chapter, we describe what an internship is and go over your options for completing one. Learn what factors to consider when deciding on the best time for you to complete an internship.

Reasons to complete an internship

Maybe you're familiar with internships but aren't sure why anyone would want to complete one. Let us introduce you to the benefits of internships and explain how they could assist you in meeting your career goals. Find out how an internship could help you gain useful skills in your chosen field, enhance your resume, earn college credit and possibly even earn some extra money.

Paid vs. unpaid internships

When it comes to internships, not all offer paid compensation. We'll compare and contrast paid and unpaid internships and let you know what to consider when deciding between them.

Resources for finding internships

If you've decided that you want to complete an internship, where should you go about looking for one? Find out how to research the industry you want to go into and potential employers. Our experienced guidance counselors show you how to check databases and use other web resources to locate internships.

International internships

When searching for internships, you don't need to confine yourself to your local area or even to your home country. The lessons in this chapter introduce you to the benefits of international internships and let you know what you need to consider when deciding if an international internship is right for you.

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