The days are getting warmer and longer. Yes, summer is just around the corner. But, are you still looking for a summer internship? Don’t worry, it is not too late. As mentioned in a previous blog, a summer internship is a terrific opportunity to gain work experience and develop networks with professionals. Internships are also an excellent way to evaluate the career path you are considering. Since summer break is fairly long, you can take advantage of the time you have off of school to work and learn more about your specific field of interest.
Don’t give up if you haven’t found an internship yet. The same resources are still available to help you. The Internship and Career Center (ICC) in South Hall is a wonderful resource that students can use in their internship search. You can attend the ICC office hours and find many online resources on their website. Be sure to check out our Events! page, where you’ll find ICC workshops and hospital/clinic info sessions.
You can look up internships on Aggie Job Link, which allows you to search for internships by location, job function, and even major. While you are searching, consider what kind of internship you may be interested in. Are you looking to stay close to home? Do you want a paid or volunteer position? Are you interested in health care, laboratory research, education or business?
Still can’t find an internship? Ask around. Research companies or organizations in which you are interested. Check out the CBS website for a list of faculty researchers. Send out your resume and a cover letter stating your desire to intern during the summer. I got my internship by emailing a professor whose research sounded interesting and asking if I could work in his lab during the summer. It never hurts to ask!
College of Biological Sciences Dean’s Office