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Summer Internships

Internship Insight: Opening the Door to Your Future

Gillian Small | Posted 12.13.2014 | Small Business
Gillian Small

A big proponent of internships, having had more than three my senior year alone, I was more than happy to shed light on my experiences, and offered her the following tips:

Helping Get Health Care for All

Ruby Gould | Posted 11.16.2014 | Impact
Ruby Gould

After walking up to someone, I initiated conversation by asking if they had heard of the Affordable Care Act. Surprisingly, many people had not (if you referenced it as ObamaCare, it was far more widely recognized).

What Interns Need to Know About Health Insurance

PolicyGenius | Posted 11.04.2014 | Money
PolicyGenius

A few weeks ago I was quickly preparing to make the big move up to New York City from my hometown in suburban Florida. While I was finding housing, packing up all my belongings and preparing for my internship, I can't say health insurance ever crossed my mind.

How to Leave a Good Impression at Your Internship

Ebony Joseph | Posted 10.15.2014 | College
Ebony Joseph

You've applied, aced the interview, worked your tail off and your internship is coming to an end. Congrats! So, now what? Whether you're heading back to school or are still waiting for a job offer, here a few tips to make sure your coworkers won't forget you.

Summer Interns: A Few Things Before You Go

Andrew J. Levine | Posted 10.04.2014 | College
Andrew J. Levine

You've been challenged this summer and you've made a mistake or two, but you've learned a lot, met some interesting people along the way, and maybe fallen in love -- or out of love -- with a career. This is the way it's supposed to be.

College Women Gain Valuable Career Experience This Summer

Diane Propsner | Posted 09.23.2014 | College
Diane Propsner

The summer months are the perfect time for college students to add relevant experience to their resume. This experience, whether you're going on to graduate school or launching your career after graduation, gives you a chance to stand out.

What These STEM College Women Are Doing This Summer

Diane Propsner | Posted 09.15.2014 | College
Diane Propsner

Having graduated from a women's college with a degree in biology, I thought it would be fun to see what my fellow STEM sisters are doing this summer.

Maximize Your Summer

Ishan Puri | Posted 08.09.2014 | Education
Ishan Puri

Around the nation, the summer sun dawns a new beginning and change of pace. High school students ask the perennial question: "What should I be doing?"...

My Summer Internship Experience to Date and Advice to Fellow Students

Kiana Knolland | Posted 08.03.2014 | College
Kiana Knolland

I am currently an intern at the United States Capitol. It has been a phenomenal experience thus far. On a day to day basis, I talk to constituents, attend congressional hearings, and write memorandums.

Help Your Kids Get Their Summer Jobs

Neale Godfrey | Posted 07.08.2014 | Parents
Neale Godfrey

I'm sure they're happily looking forward to sleeping-in, unstructured days, mindless hours of video games and eating you out of house and home. Wait! Don't panic. There's still time for them to line up a summer job.

How to Make Friends (Not Foes) With Your Fellow Interns This Summer

Her Campus | Posted 07.07.2014 | College
Her Campus

Making the most of your summer internship involves being open to meeting new people, handling strange situations, and embracing the unfamiliar. Summer internships are all about the experience, and competition should never hinder the learning experience.

Many Students Don't Have the Resume and Interview Skills to Actually Get Hired

Sandy Malone | Posted 06.09.2014 | Business
Sandy Malone

Have I really eliminated applicants because their resume was too stupid-looking to contemplate? Yes. That's what the delete button and the shredder next to my desk are for.

The Perfect Summer Job: Why Waiting Tables Beats an Internship

Lori Janjigian | Posted 06.07.2014 | College
Lori Janjigian

I allowed myself to fall into the trap of thinking that an internship was much too important to turn down -- even if it cost me money and taught me very little.

The Value Of Internships That Don't Work Out

The Huffington Post | Lauren Betesh | Posted 02.28.2014 | Healthy Living

Internships are complex for young, ambitious hopefuls. On one hand, they're thrilled to gain access to that most coveted company or work environment. ...

Rachel Moroney: Death of an Intern

Rachel Moroney | Posted 11.03.2013 | Women
Rachel Moroney

It's easier or maybe simpler to work longer hours. No one asks any difficult questions and it's easily quantifiable and measurable -- a bit like basing success purely on money and power.

A Summer Intern's Labor of Love

Lisa Sharkey | Posted 10.30.2013 | College
Lisa Sharkey

As the summer draws to a close and students head back from the workplace to the classroom, what will they take away from a couple of months on the job?

I Love My Internship! Now What?

Geoff Falen | Posted 10.16.2013 | College
Geoff Falen

Several weeks ago, I wrote about what to do if you hate your internship. But it's just as important to zero in on what you like about your internship -- and what that might mean for the future.

Sending Kisses Around the World: What Google Taught Me About the New Age of Digital Marketing

Jane Seo | Posted 10.14.2013 | Business
Jane Seo

With the calming melody of Misty Miller's "Evergreen Love" humming in the background, I watched the computer screen as the sealed letter floated from the ancient palaces in Seoul to the Empire State Building in New York City, and finally into my Gmail inbox.

6 Tips to Turn Your College Summer Internship Into a Job

Michael Ruderman | Posted 10.07.2013 | College
Michael Ruderman

Thousands of college students are finishing internships this month before heading back to their campuses. If you were one of those students lucky enough to land a selective internship at a top company, these last few days on the job are critical.

When Nature Breaks

Abree Murch | Posted 09.25.2013 | College
Abree Murch

Over the next twenty-four hours, I learned that you've never experienced a thunderstorm until you've camped through one.

How to Say No Gracefully When You're an Intern

Brazen Life | Posted 09.23.2013 | College
Brazen Life

While paid vs. unpaid internships are a whole 'nother story, it does raise the question of whether or not an intern should speak up. As an intern, when should you say "no"? And what are effective ways to do it?

Traversing the NBA Draft: An Intern's Plight and Pleasure

Tyler R. Tynes | Posted 09.05.2013 | College
Tyler R. Tynes

As an intern in the sports department, the youngest of all my colleagues, I was given the task to travel to the NBA Draft and give live coverage of the event. It was as if my editors knew my birthday (November 18th for those wondering) was too far away. So instead they gave me my gift a few months in advance.

5 Things You Must Do Before the End of Your Internship

Her Campus | Posted 09.02.2013 | College
Her Campus

Landing your dream internship is only the first step to becoming a dream intern, so hopefully you've gotten the hang of it by now.

A Quora Guide to Internships

Quora | Posted 09.02.2013 | Technology
Quora

This Spotlight Feature originally appeared on Quora. Q: What are the best ways to excel in a summer internship? A: Ask a lot of questions - This i...

An Open Letter to 2013 Summer Interns: Here's Everything You're Doing Wrong and How to Fix It

Allison Stadd | Posted 09.01.2013 | College
Allison Stadd

Employers must, and many don't, treat their interns with respect, as they do their salaried employees. But that doesn't mean that, as an intern, you're entitled to the same self-government as the employees around you.