Winter is the time to get serious about a summer internship. Stop day dreaming and swing into action! Many high school and college students have an idea about their “fantasy” internship – The Daily Show, Teen Vogue, the White House. I suggest another approach. It’s always best to be a bit more realistic and think about your very first experience as a way to start to build your resume.
What are your interests (other than Xbox)? Do you have a special talent? Are you passionate about politics? Perhaps you write for your school newspaper. After we established an internship for a high school student with the editor of a local newspaper,she was able to land an internship in college at Dateline NBC in New York City.
Baby steps will lead to big results.