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Interested in summer internships?

If you're looking for summer internships 2011, expect to face a lot of competition. You'll need to be smart about your application if you want to stand out form the crowd. Here we offer some top tips to help you begin the application process and secure the placement of your dreams.

Adaptability

A wide variety of internship jobs are out there, whether you are a student, a recent graduate or simply looking to change career. Be flexible with your options and you'll soon realise that there's a lot of potential out there.

Lines of communication

Colleges and universities are all experienced in this field. There will be careers services or an internship programs office which you can contact to steer you in the right direction. Remember, at this stage you are very much the beginner. There are people out there who will be able to point you in the right direction.

Commitment

An internship is a way of dipping your toe into the market of your choice in order to gain some valuable 'real life' experience. But you must avoid the temptation to give up on something that doesn't immediately grasp your imagination. Persevere, just as you would in a proper vocation.

Applying for internships

Whether you are a recent graduate or looking for a career change, applying for an internship is similar to an actual job search. Follow the normal procedures, but specify that you are interested in an internship as opposed to a permanent position.There are many websites specifically tailored towards internships.

 

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