Many People Think Internships Are for College Students, but Opportunities for Hi

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Many People Think Internships Are for College Students, but Opportunities for Hi


Many people think internships are for college students, but opportunities for high school students exist as well. A high school internship can open the doors to the working world, showing you what it's like to have a boss, attend meetings, and meet deadlines. Internships also introduce you to experienced people who can help guide you toward a career.

Start by answering some questions. What interests you? What kind of internship do you seek? Do you want to work during the summer or the school year? Do you need to earn money or could you work for free?

Use a Variety of Resources. Employers often advertise internship positions through schools. Ask your high school counselor or career coordinator about these opportunities. You might also find out about internships through a school club.

And don't forget family and friends. You may want to know more about the accounting field, and your friend's accountant mom might welcome your help.

If there's a specific company or organization you'd like to work for, don't be afraid to inquire directly. Even if they've never had an intern, you might be able to convince them they need one by being clear about how you could help.

Look for recent internship guidebooks. "Peterson's Internships" lists hundreds of opportunities for high school students. …

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