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Minneapolis, MN 55455
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Internships

An internship is a real world experience related to your career interests providing an opportunity to learn specific skills and knowledge. Internships are a great way to “test-drive” a career, gain professional experience, and develop your network.

Internships can be:

The Internship Search

  1. Find Your Focus
    Be clear about your goals and what you would like to get out of an internship. Some questions to ask yourself:
    • What type of experience are you hoping to have?
    • Do you want to receive academic credit or funding?
    • What skills would you like to develop?
    • What career fields or industries interest you?
    • What type of organization is a good fit? (government, for-profit, non-profit, education, large, small)
    • Learn how to research careers
  2. Create an effective resume, cover letter, and portfolio
    Having good marketing materials (résumé, cover letter, and portfolio) is essential to a successful internship search. Begin creating your materials early!
  3. Find internship opportunities
    • Search GoldPASS and LandIt! for internship postings.
    • Apply to on-campus interviews through GoldPASS
    • Attend CEHD career events & campus job fairs.
    • Create a list of organizations you would like to intern with and contact them directly. Many internship positions are not advertised.
    • Talk to people. Networking is the best way to learn about unadvertised opportunities.
    • Create your own internship with an organization that does not have a current internship program.
    • View the online job and internship search workshop.
  4. Prepare for the interview

 



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