What if I live in a small town with no large organizations that offer internships? This morning I spoke with a student from Falmouth, MA. She was hoping to find a summer internship but she was convinced that there would be nothing available close to where she lives in Maine. She was thinking of packing up and moving to Boston for the summer to give her a better chance of finding a summer internship.
Living in New York City or Boston can offer students a wealth of opportunities when looking for internships. Whether your interested in advertising, marketing, finance, art, government, or public policy, you are most likely able to find many internships advertised in all of these career fields. Even though there are many opportunities available when living in a big city, the competition is often fierce when applying for well known programs or internships with popular companies.
Since the student was looking for something in teaching, she began checking out local boarding schools and summer camps in the area. Checking out the Help Wanted section of the newspaper, and networking with family, friends, artists, and employers can help identify potential opportunities for summer internships. Also, your local Chamber of Commerce is another source of local employers who might welcome summer help, especially if you live in a tourist area.