With some sun and an intermittent heat wave gracing us these past months, it might seem like summer is just around the corner. However, we still have exam season to get through before we can finally put our feet up. Whether you’re coming up to your first university summer or if you will be fully fledged graduate come June time, it is important to start thinking about how an internship could help you further your career journey.
Summer is a great time to undertake an internship, as you will have the opportunity to commit to working without lectures and seminars getting in the way. It can be a great way to earn experience (and some extra cash) by diving into the working world for a couple of weeks or months. Here are a few ways that you can search and find a summer internship… you’ve still got time to secure something great!
It is up to you what kind of internship you decide to do! Through King’s CareerConnect you can find lots of advertised internships across a range of industry sectors, including exclusive opportunities that are currently open for King’s students through the King’s Internships programme.
Self-Source Internship Support
King’s Careers also runs the Self Source Internships Scheme. This is great if you have a particular company or internship in mind. You can gain support in finding, funding and making the most of your internship through the King’s Careers community. As long as your internship is for a minimum of 4 weeks, you can register it (whether it is in the UK or overseas) with King’s Careers until 31 August 2019.
Use the internet!
There is an abundance of resources online for you to explore and help you find your summer internship. Keeping an eye on the LinkedIn Jobs page is a good place to see what opportunities are being advertised by companies that you follow.
Don’t be afraid to send out speculative applications to companies or employers you are interested in. You can also check out our recent blog post on speculative applications to get some advice on reaching out to companies for unadvertised work or internship opportunities.
If you need some more advice or guidance on internships, you can come and speak to one of our Careers Consultants. Book a Careers Guidance or Application Advice appointment on King’s CareerConnect.