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Freshman year internship?

Rachel531Rachel531 Registered User Posts: 15 New Member
Is it worth it to look for an internship after your first year of college? Or will places only be looking for older students?

Replies to: Freshman year internship?

  • UCMom19UCMom19 Registered User Posts: 119 Junior Member
    My son did an internship after both his freshman and sophomore years.
  • b1ggreencab1ggreenca Registered User Posts: 535 Member
    Mine did one the summer of freshman year and another one the spring of sophomore year. There are probably fewer that would want him now, compared to next year, but it doesn't hurt to look. And if a freshman gets one, it certainly makes it easier to get one the following year!
  • OHMomof2OHMomof2 Registered User Posts: 12,619 Senior Member
    edited November 2017
    There are plenty for that summer though as you get older there are more.

    If you're thinking summer 2018 the time to start looking is NOW. And it's never too early to make an appt with career services to get help with your resume, cover letter(s), interviewing, and think about professors who might be willing to write you a letter of rec.

    There's also summer research (not only STEM - humanities too) via formal programs hosted at lots of colleges, some paid, some not, some with housing or travel or board, some not.
  • PentaprismPentaprism Registered User Posts: 503 Member
    My D got her research assistant position (I guess it is sort of "internship") the very first summer and continued with the same lab until she graduated.

    In one of my previous employments, I hired 2 summer interns for software testing and "library building," both of them rising EE sophomores. After 1 week of training, they worked almost autonomously, requiring very little supervision.
  • TQfromtheUTQfromtheU Registered User Posts: 1,546 Senior Member
    My DS is seeking a research assistant position for this summer and made contact before he left for college. He will put in his formal application over Christmas break. My company hires college students as summer interns.
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