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Any Freshman going for internships?

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Replies to: Any Freshman going for internships?

  • ASCASC Registered User Posts: 597 Member
    Though I am not in college yet, I plan on applying to be an intern for Ken Salazar, senator of Colorado. I plan on majoring in government (ASC does not have a politics major as far as I am aware) and someday, hopefully, either being the mayor of Blanca Colorado, Ft. Garland Colorado, being a judge, or being the next John or Ken Salazar...and I would love to work on Ken's campaign.
  • Cards4LifeCards4Life Registered User Posts: 1,211 Senior Member
    Just got (as in today) an internship with my school's athletic department in the marketing division. Nothing big but it's a good step forward and they work around my class schedule and I can stay on board until graduation if I want (and I'm a freshman). Either summer '08 or '09 I plan to apply for internships with ESPN, US Olympics, or a Professional athletic team in either marketing or administration, most likely marketing. ESPN pays for housing + it's 40/hrs a week paid and Olympics is free housing/food at the complex and a stipend...not too shabby. My current internship is unpaid but a block away!
  • shoebox10shoebox10 Registered User Posts: 3,559 Senior Member
    current freshman, EE major....doing an internship for my major, working at a local EE/ChemE company (but my dad works there, sooo its sorta a shoo-in =P but i wont be working for him at all, phew!! and i dont really feel bad that i got it through my dad, because its all about networking, this one was just a bit easier)
    they'll be paying me too (!!) which is great, because i definently want to study abroad one summer (most likely between soph/junior year, maybe between junior/senior year, not sure)
  • jtrain351209jtrain351209 Registered User Posts: 158 Junior Member
    for my major(journalism) most internships go to Juniors and Seniors, so it is ridiciously tough to get at least a paid internship.
  • doublespressodoublespresso Registered User Posts: 169 Junior Member
    A lot of schools have summer research options for undergrads, sometimes even with mini-grants for students to cover living expenses during that period. If you're a freshman and aren't confident about landing a job with a big firm, a campus internship is often a better option--plus it lets you work with and get to know a prof, which will come in handy later on when you need recommendations for future internships.

    There are also many non-campus options that do take freshmen... I was an intern on Capitol Hill last summer, for example, and I had friends work at NIH and NIST. Do know, though, that a) freshmen are almost never paid; and b) it's a lot easier to get government work than a position at a "large firm." I'm not sure what exactly you had in mind, but many private firms prefer to hire rising seniors so they can offer the student a post-graduation job if they perform well in their internship--investment banks and consulting firms all do that, and so do big pharms. I'm not sure about other industries, but I suspect that might be the case for many. Your best bet is probably to aim for smaller firms or public sector openings, at least for this summer. Best of luck!
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