Etiquette for asking for an internship position that isn't advertised...
I recently found out that there is a company in my city that is exactly the industry I want to get involved in down the line. However, they do not have any internships that they offer. However, I was wondering if it was acceptable to send my resume and a cover letter to them, with interest in an unpaid internship. Is this done? Is it not worth sending it if they haven't advertised for an intern?
If it is acceptable to send something like this, should I send it via email? Fax? Mail? Direct phone call?