You will need to master researching internship opportunities, writing and formatting resumes, and developing interviewing skills before getting an internship. After completing an internship, you can continue to search for a second internship or post-graduation position.
The following NCSU Career Development Center resources may help you develop the necessary skills to get an internship.
- Researching internship opportunities – The Internship Coordinator can help you narrow down your search, but you're still going to have to figure out where you would like to apply for an internship. You may need to apply for several positions before you find the one most appropriate for you. Follow the link and look for ePack, job search resources, and career fair events.
- Resume Writing – If you don't have a resume, you'll need to create one for the internship program. If you do, you probably need to critique it to make sure it is as good as it can be. Your job is to put the best information you can on one page. Follow the link and download the career guide for sample resumes.
- Interviewing – It is important to know how to get interviews, what to do (or not do) at them, and even how to turn job offers down with tact. Follow the link and download the career guide to help prepare for interviews. Tips on appearance are also provided.
The following resources might be helpful to you in your search for another internship or for a position after graduation.
- NC State Career Development Center – Take advantage of the resources available to you through the University. You can post your resume, find out about upcoming career fairs and interviews, and get more personalized help from the College of Humanities and Social Sciences representatives.
- ePACK – Look for internships and entry-level positions.
- NC State Institute for Nonprofits – Look for internship and volunteer opportunities within the local nonprofit community.
- Entry-Level Jobs and More – A complete site.
- Monster.com – The most popular site on the web for job seekers and employers.
- Internships in North Carolina – Find internship and job opportunities across the state on this site, powered by internships.com.
- Second Internship – English majors and minors who have successfully completed ENG 350 are eligible to do a second internship for credit during the summer as an independent study.
- Participating Organizations – Look at the list of organizations that have either had an intern in the past or have expressed an interest in having an intern.
- Rights and Responsibilities – Students, employers, and professors should understand and fulfill their basic obligations so that everyone involved has a good experience.
- Job Search Tips – Tips and advice from CareerBuilder.
- Resume Blunders – Be mindful of common mistakes.