Career Development

How to Secure an Internship During COVID-19 Pandemic?

Unemployment has reached record high due to business closures and social distancing measures brought about by the new coronavirus. However, you can still secure an internship if you know how to adapt and get creative. In this article at The Muse, Meredith Pepin explains how you can find new remote internships during coronavirus pandemic.

Tips To Help You Find Internships

Conduct an Extensive Research

While looking for internships, determine what your passion is, and identify organizations aligned with them. Alongside, make a list of companies that fits your passion and interest. Also, find out the growth opportunities, mentorship, pay, and work-life balance in the companies you shortlist. In the wake of COVID-19, you must be open to diverse opportunities such as freelance work, remote internships, and post-grad internships.

Leverage Your University’s Career Services

Get connected to a career advisor/counselor to develop an internship search plan. Take advantage of the university’s career services that allow you to access the cover letter and resume workshops, virtual career panels featuring accomplished alumni, virtual networking events, and virtual internships/job fair.

Stand Out with Customized Resume

Do not submit the generic resume and cover letter to each internship position you identify. Be creative and intentional on how you market yourself to your prospective employers. Ensure that your resume speaks volumes about your passion, skills, relevant experience, and education.

Develop Connections with Your Networks Online

“Reach out to family and friends as well as connections you’ve made at school to see if they have any advice or recommendations for who you could connect with,” says Meredith. Seek out professionals online and spark conversations about possible opportunities. Focus your efforts on leveraging your network to source additional opportunities. Remember to keep track of your progress.

The internship search will certainly be more complex and challenging during this downtime, but the good news is there are still opportunities out there. Click on to find out more ways to land an internship during COVID-19.

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