As with anything related to scholarships, college, or jobs, the best advice is to start early! The same thing applies to summer internships - start early, or they may be gone by the time summer rolls around.
There are a few different ways you can look for summer internships, but the main two are online or in person.
Social media is a helpful tool in finding massive numbers of internships. From advertisements passed along by friends to an online flyer a company circulates, there are no shortage of internships available to students. Be sure to double check that the company is, in fact, real, and that you know if you fit the requirements before submitting any kind of resume or your name for an interview spot.
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The easiest thing about finding summer internships online is it’s a search that can be done in your free time, and friends and family can help in your search, too! Let them know with a post or direct message and watch the comments and messages pour in by those who want to help!
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Check out your college’s student resource center or your high school’s counseling office - they either have a list of resources for you to check into, or a list of internships you may qualify for!
If neither of those pan out, utilize your other in-person resources: your family, friends, or coworkers! If you let your parents know you’re looking, they can send you links, point you in the right direction, or even see if someone at their workplace or another knows if any summer internships will be offered!
If anything, an internship you’re slightly interested in is better than no summer internship at all - if it’s in a field you once liked or you don’t know what you like yet, take it! It can look good on your resume, be a source for recommendations, and point you in the right direction (or reaffirm you’re going in the right one).