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- No one owes
you an internship, you have to go out and hunt for it.
The more time you
spend looking for an internship, the more likely you are to find the one
for which you're looking.
You must be
willing to change your tactics.
Talk to people
who have successfully found an internship.
Until you get an
internship, your job is to look for one.
You must be
prepared for your search to last longer than you anticipate. Start
Don't give up on a company after just one email.
Do not expect to
find exactly what you're looking for; be open to opportunities that may
be just as valuable.
available out there." Go after the internship you really want the most.
Once you know
what you want, tell everyone about it; have as many eyes and ears out
there on your behalf as possible.
Go after many
organizations; don't just limit your search to one or two.
Go after any
place that interests you, regardless of whether there is a known
internship available or not.
organizations that have fewer than twenty employees.
Don't dwell on
your faults, if they're a problem for the employer, move on to the next
Don't be wearied
by rejection. You'll most likely get several "no's" before you get a
interview, write a thank-you note to everyone you saw that day. This
includes employers, their secretaries, receptionists, or anyone else who
helped you in any way.
employer with courtesy, even if it seems certain they cannot offer you
an internship there. They may be able to refer you later, if you made a