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Help about internships!

emaryllisxxemaryllisxx Registered User Posts: 100 Junior Member
edited June 2009 in College Admissions
Disregarding the prestigious internships, like interning for NIH (or so I've heard), which matters more for admissions: the internship itself or the fact that you're interning? As in, is it considered not-worth-my-while to intern for a small organization? Or is it something I should look into anyway? Because I have no idea which internships are considered "prestigious." I have the same problem with things like jobs. I'm a pretty good student in the sense that I have good grades, high SAT scores, many APs, etc. But I have no idea what I'm supposed to do over the summer and what would "look the best" on my resume (I waited too long to apply to more prestigious summer programs, and now don't know what to do).
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Replies to: Help about internships!

  • emaryllisxxemaryllisxx Registered User Posts: 100 Junior Member
    Another question: What do you think of fall internships? Are they generally extremely time-consuming (aka to be avoided)? Or is this something I should consider as well?
  • berkeley1berkeley1 Registered User Posts: 63 Junior Member
    I don't know much about this, but I'm planning to have an internship over the summer. Just had the interview for it yesterday.

    I think that even if it is a small organization it would still look good. The fact that you just did something is good, but of course, if it's some prestigious place with a hard-to-get internship, and you get it, that would look better.

    I'd suggest looking for an internship with something related to your career. And the place where you intern doesn't necessarily (did I spell that right? =/) have to have a formal internship program. You can call them and ask if they are interested in hiring interns or volunteers. Many places hire interns, and even if they don't generally do that, it's free help, so why not? You should be able to find someplace to work!
  • berkeley1berkeley1 Registered User Posts: 63 Junior Member
    As for fall, it depends on where you intern. You might be working on weekends, just after school. It depends on the place and how often they'd want you.
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