Photo: Carmenwiki. (2012). Internships in psychology. Presented by: Michelle Malinger, Michael Woods,Michael Greco, Kelsey McBain, & Richard Wimbrough
Their Importance Types of Internships Resume Building Tips for Success How To Apply Photo: Internships. (2011). JenChicago Blog.
Personal development ◦ Confidence ◦ Strengths and weaknesses Deciding career path ◦ Reaffirming interests (Stony Brook University) Photo: Fine, R. (n.d.) Q & a self confidence.
Gaining work experience ◦ “Hands on” (Brigham Young University) ◦ Learn industry jargon Outshine the competition ◦ Improves grades (Salisbury University) ◦ SU interns (Cheney, 2006) Photo: Broek, W. (2009). Blogging about ECT, hands on experience.
Networking ◦ Contacts ◦ References Transitioning into a job ◦ Companies hiring interns (Cheney, 2010)Photo: Braintrack. (2010). Hiring of college gradsexpected to improve.
Brigham Young University. (n.d.) Benefits of internships. Retrieved from http://saas.byu.edu/intern/html/Benefits2.html Cheney, A. (2010). Firms assess young interns potential. The Wall Street Journal. Retrieved from http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748704206804575467914217160480.ht ml Culver, R. (2006). Internships: Good education, good economics and good civics. Retrieved from http://www.salisbury.edu/careerservices/facstaff/Internships/Documents/InternshipArti cle.pdf Salisbury University. (n.d.) What is an internship and why should I get one? Retrieved from http://www.salisbury.edu/careerservices/facstaff/Internships/Documents/AdvantagesO fInternships.pdf Stony Brook University. (n.d.) What are the benefits of an internship? Retrieved from http://www.career.sunysb.edu/content/students/what-are-benefits-internship%3F
Paid Internships (Loretto) ◦ Private Sectors or Large Corporations Non-Profit Internships ◦ Charities, Universities, Government Agencies, and Hospitals (Loretto)
Receive credits for your work! ◦ Academic Advisor required for internship. (Loretto)
Full or Part-Time May be used to earn credits ◦ Lighten student course load during semesters (Loretto)
Community Service requirement Recipient and Provider both benefit (Loretto)
Different from normal internships: ◦ Longer length of time ◦ Students attend class & work for co-ops Valuable knowledge and skills! (Loretto)
Many Internships Available! ◦ Recently completed internships: Baltimore Orioles Walt Disney World The Late Show with David Letterman (Salisbury University).
Loretto, Penny. "Types of Internships." About.com: Part of New York Times Company. N.p., 2012. Web. 26 Jun 2012. <http://internships.about.com/od/internshipsquestions/tp/typeofinternships.htm>. . "Welcome to Communication Arts." Salisbury University. N.p., 2012. Web. 26 Jun 2012. <http://www.salisbury.edu/commarts/>.
Major Internship Career Work History - Previous Jobs “Nearly three-quarters of the employers taking part in NACE’s (The National Association of Colleges and Employers) Job Outlook 2012 survey said they prefer to hire job candidates who have pertinent experience” (Frierson, 2012)Preference % of respondentsCandidate with relevant work experience 73.7%Any type of work experience (relevance does not matter) 17.5%Experience not a factor 4.1%Other 4.6%
References - Employers -Co-Workers Back up your work!
Sources1. Frierson, William. 3 May 2012. “Relevant Work Experience Valued by Employers Looking To Hire New College Graduates”. www.collegerecruiter.com. http://www.collegerecruiter.com/blog/201 2/05/03/relevant-work-experience- valued-by-employers-looking-to-hire- new-college-graduates/
Maryland- 6.8 New Jersey- 9.2 New York- 8.6 Pennsylvania- 7.4
67.7% of internships turned into full time jobs [2008-09] 70% of students from USC given full times jobs after graduation held an internship GET YOUR FOOT IN THE DOOR!
Junior at Salisbury University CMAT/ International Relations U.S Department of Labor
Get to know the environment ASK QUESTIONS! Be professional Experience as much as possible Be prepared
Think of an internship as an extended interview
◦ Aden, Mina. "Internship Experience." Telephone interview. 26 June 2012.◦ "10 Benefits of Starting an Intern Program." Internships.com. Career Arc Group, n.d. Web. 28 June 2012. <http://www.internships.com/employer/resources/ setup/benefits>.◦ "Current Unemployment Rates for States and Historical Highs/Lows." U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 15 June 2012. Web. 28 June 2012. <http://www.bls.gov/web/laus/lauhsthl.htm>.
There are six different kinds of internships For a Government, Finance, and Journalism internship the deadline could be as early as the Fall (a year previous to when you would start) For all others they are most commonly due between January and April.
May need to have completed a certain amount of credits Some only take students with a specific kind of major Many may need you to have completed specific classes, such as math or science classes These requirements will vary depending on the internship so they should be looked into.
Documents need to apply: 1. Transcripts 2. Letters of Recommendation 3. Resume 4. Cover letter Also a list of some extra curricular activities and accomplishments could come in handy
You never want to come across as pushy so a polite follow up a day or two after sending all your documents would show you are really interested in the job This will also insure they received everything they need Sometimes the employer could also let you know when a decision will be made or what the next step in the process is