5 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Internships

Gaining experience throughout your college years is important to your future success and will help you:

  • Build up your resume when applying for jobs, competitive internship programs or graduate school
  • Learn what you like – and don’t like when it comes to potential careers
  • Help you develop valuable transferable skills

But you’re smart, so you probably already knew that! Here are some things about internships that you may not know already:

  1. Internships are not just for juniors. You should begin applying to internship opportunities early in your college career. The more internships you can do, the better
  2. Internships are not just for summer break. There are part-time internships available throughout the winter, spring and fall semesters that you can take advantage of. Browse  hireBING for available internship opportunities. If you’re looking for remote opportunities, check out our resource that highlights a variety of job boards (in addition to hireBING) that feature remote opportunities and tips on how to find them
  3. Micro-internships are a real thing. Micro-internships are short-term, paid, professional assignments for employers that consist of 5-40 hours of work and can often be done remotely! Create a free account through our partner, Parker Dewey, and begin applying to micro-internships today!
  4. You can create your own internship. If you are having difficulty finding opportunities to apply to, you can try informational interviewing or proposing your own internship to an organization you are interested in working with. Check out this video to learn more!
  5. You can earn academic credit for your internship. The Fleishman Internship Program allows you to earn 2, 4, or 8 upper-level credit hours with approved internships during any semester. Learn more and view FAQ’s.

 

By Alissa Strong
Alissa Strong Sr. Asst. Director, Technology Innovation & Marketing Alissa Strong