You really want to intern but you don't know where to start. I get it. And I can help. Here are three steps you can take today to start the internship process.
1. Talk To Your Career Center. If you are in high school and don't have a career center, talk to your guidance counselor. Make an appointment, sit down, and talk to someone at the career center about your options. Remember, it's a matter of putting yourself out there and telling people what you want to do. In this case, the goal is to get an internship. Tell your counselor that you want to get an internship and ask about the next steps that you can take to make that happen. Also, ask if they know of any available opportunities.
2. Prepare Your Intern Queen Dream List. If you don't have an Intern Queen Dream List, it's time to get a copy of my book and use the pull out version I include. This is a list I created where you write down the 10 companies that you might want to work for, write down all of the important information, and track all of your applications. Keeping track of your internship submissions is crucial in landing an opportunity. Organization is key!
3. Do Your Own Research. Don't just rely on your career center or guidance counselor to point you in the right direction. Do some research on your own. Spend a few hours researching online and try to find some local companies that might be of interest to you. Write these companies down on your Intern Queen Dream list.