If I had a dollar for every time I was asked, "How did you get that internship?" or, "What tips would you give to someone trying to break into the industry?" Understand this, I still see myself as working towards where I want to be. I have a stacked résumé, but I still don't know what I'm doing when I graduate and I would never lie and say I know exactly where I'm going and what I'm about to be doing. I'm grateful for my experiences.
I WORKED hard and SEARCHED for everything I got.
Understand that no opportunities will come falling into your lap. But, because I'm me, I want to make it a bit easier for some of you. Let me complete your first step, at least. It seems like Summer '16 just finished and you think you have time to chill? Nah. Application deadlines for Summer '17 are usually December 1st because the interview process starts to take flight. Here are some programs that I recommend to my young and upcoming media moguls. Don't thank me, it's just me wanting us all to win. Good Luck! :)
Keep in mind, there are a lot of other programs out there or you can go directly through a publication or company to apply for an internship, but these are programs that I know have had successful outcomes every year. These programs also have AMAZING partnerships and they're all paid. I know most of my readers are interested in the media or fashion, so I tried to find the best for those industries. Keep in mind, more applications come out as the year goes on, and I'll be sure to keep you updated! Stay tuned to the #InternshipSZN Series, I'll be giving you guys résumé tips, cover letter tips, and more.
I hope this list of programs can help get you jump started for the Summer 2017 Internship Season. You may notice that a lot of companies may be offered through more than one program, and my advice to you is that if there is a company that you've always DREAMED of working with then apply to every program possible that is partnered with them. Good Luck in any applications you may fill out. Always remember to have your application stand out amongst others, proofread multiple times, and be yourself! The next #InternshipSZN post will be all about résumés and how to make yours stand out.