Summer Internships

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  • Paid Internships
    • Some provide housing, some require you finding housing
  • Unpaid Internships
    • Part-time internship that would allow you to work
  • Internship for College Credit
    • Check out the overview page for college credit

Working a Job and having an Internship: Students may elect to do a summer internship a couple of days per week while working a part-time job for the remainder of the time. For those who need to maximize the amount of money they make over the course of the summer, they may look into doing an internship during the academic year when they are less likely to expect to make money to help defray their college expenses. In addition to internships, volunteer opportunities can also be an excellent way to gain experience and exposure to the work force. Employers love to see volunteer experiences on a student’s resume. Volunteering shows commitment to causes and certain values that are intrinsic to the individual who has participated in these types of experiences. Employers look for employees who are publicly engaged and who take an interest in community service and in doing good work.

The Benefits of Doing an Internship By doing a great job and completing more than what is required of you in your internship, you will be creating a great impression that can provide a great reference letter at the least and may even potentially lead to a potential job offer. When you leave the organization at the end of the internship, you should ask for a recommendation letter that you can keep on file for future reference.

Internships are a Learning Experience: Internships are a great way to learn the ropes so even if you find yourself filing or making coffee, as long as you‘re learning about the field take advantage of the opportunity and don’t take the experience lightly. Asking questions is one key to learning in an internship and keeping yourself flexible throughout the internship can open many doors.

Join AIGA: Your AIGA membership includes access to a powerful search engine that helps you find the internship you want in the city where you want to be. Remember to get a Contributing membership ($50/year) and select UNL as your student group. JOIN AIGA »

~Colleen

 

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