Student summer internships are a hot commodity once the warmer months roll around. And why not? A student summer internship is a great way to boost your resume and get real-life experience in the field you want to pursue!
Not sure where to look for one? Depending on the career you intend to pursue, the answer to that question might change. However, here are a few student summer internship ideas that are sure to look great on any resume — no matter what job you want after you graduate.
1. Write for Your Local Paper
A lot of small, local papers will host student summer internships for those who are interested in writing, journalism and media. Depending on your interest and college major, you might get to cover a local event, take photos or help out in production. There’s never a shortage of news, so these student summer internships are often available.
2. Volunteer at a Charity
There are plenty of charities out there, and they can always use an extra hand! Find a charity that interests you and apply for a student summer internship there. Though you might primarily be carrying files and going on coffee runs, you’ll be boosting your resume and helping out a good cause. Plus, learning how to handle paperwork and use basic office software (Microsoft Word, Excel, etc.) are internship skills that will seriously pay off later on in your career.
Fundraisers happen rather sporadically, and for many reasons. Scour Craigslist for upcoming fundraisers for the arts, sports, schools, and anything else that is relevant to your career. Offer to make cold calls, help design programs, and anything else they need help with. This student summer internship will give you great sales experience, and allow you to network with many people.
No matter where you intern this summer, it’s better than sitting at home and doing nothing. You may be able to get college credit as well as experience in your field! So, what are you waiting for? Make the most of your months off by doing a student summer internship this year!