Internships are a great way to gain experience before entering the workforce. Before finding an internship, determine what your internship goals are by asking yourself the following questions:
- What are your specific career interests?
- What type of organization are you interested in?
- What industry would be best for your needs?
There are many different types of internships (i.e. paid vs. unpaid, credit vs. noncredit, fulltime vs. part-time). Take the time to do your research and figure out what’s best for you. Talk with your advisor about what kinds of internships would be best to help you gain practical experience in your field.