Identify- Employers that have the career you are interested in, where you want to do your internship. Search the company web site. Do you know a current employee or supervisor? Ask your contact for the name of who you should connect with regarding an internship. Try to identify the supervisor that would be in charge of your area at that company. Prepare a resume with a focus on your education and relevant courses completed.
Request- Call the person in charge of the department and ask for 15 minutes to discuss the potential of an internship. Be prepared with information on how an internship will be a win-win for both you and the employer. Contact Dena Smoot, Co-op/Internship Team Leader for specifics. Email email@example.com or call 218.6211.
Market Yourself- Be prepared to introduce yourself and sell your product (your skills, abilities and intention to learn). Specify that you will treat this as an important job and will follow through if given a chance.
Assistance- Contact Loretta Patterson, Director of Career Services, if you have questions or need help to identify relevant companies. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 316.322.3294.