An internship through CCV means actively working in the field you want to make your way in. From doctor’s offices to ski resorts to marketing firms, the opportunities for you to explore your future career are endless. You may be a few semesters in and ready to get your hands dirty. You may be coming up on your final semester and getting ready to start the hunt for a job. No matter where you are at CCV, it’s never too early to investigate an internship in your field of study.
How Do You Get an Internship?
- Work with a CCV career consultant to update and review your resume and professional portfolio.
- Use your personal and professional network. Ask faculty, friends, family members, CCV staff, and classmates if they know of any internships that might be available in your area of interest.
- Ask your career consultant to show you how to use careerSpot to launch your internship search. As a registered CCV CareerSpot user, you will have access to job and internship opportunities posted by Vermont companies specifically for CCV students and alumni.
- Visit the websites of organizations you would like to work for to search for internship opportunities.
- Craft individual cover letters to address each internship you are applying for.
- Practice interviewing. Arrange for a mock interview with your career consultant and practice using careerSpot’s mock interviews.
- Prepare thoroughly for each interview. Be sure to research the organization and the role for which you are interviewing. Come prepared with 3 to 4 questions about the organization, the job, supervision or job training to ask the interviewers.
- Send a thank you note immediately to each interviewer immediately following the interview. Visit the careerSpot Career Services Library to see a sample thank you letter.
If you are an employer interested in offering internships to CCV students or finding an intern, please visit our Business and Industry pages.