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Internships for High School Students?

iiCECREAMxC0NEiiCECREAMxC0NE Registered User Posts: 6 New Member
I recently visited this website and I wanted to know if this website was reliable:
HSi Home Page - High School Interns

Also, are there any other websites that will help me find an internship? Or what are some other tips and ideas that will help?

If it helps, I'm an upcoming senior in high school around the northern virginia area. I also wanted to do an internship mainly in law, criminal investigation, or journalism.
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Replies to: Internships for High School Students?

  • WordworkerWordworker Registered User Posts: 869 Member
    You have identified a few interests. Now try to translate these interests into possible jobs and/or organizations that work in these areas.

    Ask your teachers, counselor, family, neighbors, and friends if they know someone who works in one of these places. Ask for an introduction. Also try Idealist, which lists volunteer positions and internships.

    Introduce yourself and say you'd like to learn more about (x) and would like to become an unpaid intern. Then do a good job at whatever they ask, even if it's sorting mail and making coffee. Learn as much as you can. Do more than they expect. When you leave, ask if your boss will recommend you for a future job or even for college.

    Good luck!
  • OvercoreOvercore Registered User Posts: 147 Junior Member
    Lucky for you, Journalism and Law are two great fields to intern in as a high school student. Go to your town or county newspaper place, or any local attorney and ask if they have any spots. Attorneys are always looking for free help to do clerical work and other menial things.
  • iiCECREAMxC0NEiiCECREAMxC0NE Registered User Posts: 6 New Member
    Thanks for all the responses! You guys really helped me and I think I'll try all of those out!

    However, I was wondering, would it be a big deal if I didn't have any experience in any of those fields?
  • WordworkerWordworker Registered User Posts: 869 Member
    Nobody is born with experience. That's why you want to be an intern, to learn about an occupation. And have you ever worked on a school publication? A community newspaper? A radio or community access TV station? That counts as experience.
  • iiCECREAMxC0NEiiCECREAMxC0NE Registered User Posts: 6 New Member
    Nope I've never done any of those...unfortunately. But thank you again for the advice!
  • addyyydigitaddyyydigit Registered User Posts: 4 New Member
    'm in high school and i just love cars! i think it would be awesome if i could go work at toyota for an internship. I am 17 years old. Do you know if they offer internships to high school students?
  • aichujuaichuju Registered User Posts: 3 New Member
    Career Explorations
  • TheQueenTheQueen Registered User Posts: 46 Junior Member
    Try literally going around to law firms and asking if they could use a summer intern.
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