Being a graduate is a milestone of its kind. You are now ready to participate in the race of job seekers. What obstructs your way is the experience, which, in your case, is not enough to outweigh the candidates who already have secured significant positions.
In fact, as a graduate, you own a pool of internship options in your field of interest. You have to walk through the right steps to grab the best one for you.
Find an Appropriate Internship for You
Brainstorm the best internships ideas that suit your interests. Look for something that fascinates you the most and motivates you for the future. Identify what the potential opportunities for you to work off-campus in the United States are.
You can talk to the international student advisers of your institution to know in detail about possible situations. Also, you can consult with professors and graduate advisers of your academic department to confirm which field of study are you allowed to work.
The graduate career professionals will also guide you in preparing for internships in your area.
Go With the Company That Fits Perfect for You
Once you know what are you going to learn, find out the companies which offer similar opportunities. You need to narrow down your list based on the following terms:
Decide on which timing suits you for an internship. The employers hire both full-time and part-time interns as per their requirements. For guidance, you can talk to your mentor or supervisor to help you with a suitable internship option.
Go through the departmental policies and the schedule of your academic program to select the perfect time.
Paid or Unpaid
Check if your employer compensates for the work you do. Research beforehand about whether the Company offers a paid or an unpaid internship. Talk with your international student adviser, which of the plans is better for you. You will require an employment authorization in either of two cases.
Does the Internship Align with Your Interest?
Feel free to remove a particular job from your list if it does not resonate with your goals and interests. Don’t think about it if it is not the thing that you want to learn.
Time to Apply for the Internship
When you have shortlisted a few internships for you, start using. Visit the website of the companies and find the application procedure. Follow the instructions and schedule your appointment for the interview. Don’t forget to check your eligibility for an Erasmus+ or Radboud scholarship.
If your dream company is in Europe, then you will be leveraging an Erasmus+ scholarship with permission to intern at any European institution of your choice. But, you won’t be allowed to intern at the European Union or associated organizations.
But if you are willing to intern outside Europe, then you are eligible for Radboud internship that supports students on financial terms.
Get some experience for the internship position you’re seeking and learn some skills related to it. Do not forget to make your resume expressive and as creative as possible.
Use platforms like LinkedIn to connect with networks associated with the Company. They would help you to land at a significant opportunity and prepare thoroughly for the interview. Research about the questions that are more likely to be asked in the interview.
Get an Employment Authorization
After you have an internship offer, get a written offer letter from the employer, and ask for employment authorization to confirm your internship and work legally.
Make sure that you clear all the policies and terms beforehand with the Company. It will help you avoid last-minute confusion and misconceptions (if any). Get your internship contract explained to you thoroughly with the details of your work and supervisor.
Also, you should get information about working hours, perks, additional expenses, and your salary
Pack Your Bags with All That You Need
All set for your first internship. Get ready. If you are travelling to another country, keep your visa and other immigration documents complete with you. Try to find a place for your stay a little early before you join the internship.
It will avoid wasting time and ensure comfortable accommodation for a long time. Check for all insurances and vaccination requirements before landing in another country. Many countries have their terms and conditions regarding your health and protection.
Always try to look for opportunities that match your expertise. Never compromise with your future because of a wrong decision.
Internships for International Students
Roundabout Theatre Paid Finance Internship Program for International Students in the USA
Roundabout Theatre is now accepting applications for its Roundabout Theatre Paid Finance Internship Program for International Students in the USA. Students from the United States, as well as other countries, are welcome to apply. The program will provide interns with a competitive hourly pay rate, opportunity to polish skills through seminars, workshops, mentorship, real projects, training, and to build a strong network.
Duration: 3 months
Deadline: February 6, 2020
Wolf Trap Human Resources Summer Internship for International Students
Wolf Trap is inviting candidates to take part in the Wolf Trap Human Resources Summer Internship for International Students. The program is open for highly qualifies the US and international students. Wolf Trap interns will get minimum wage along with varies benefits. To enroll in this program, you must be students or recent graduates.
Duration: 12 weeks
Late Night with Seth Meyers Summer Internship for International Students
Late Night with Seth Meyers is seeking high caliber aspirants to apply for the Late Night with Seth Meyers Summer Internship for International Students. The program is available for international students who are in pursuit of an associate, bachelor or graduate degree at an accredited institution. The interns will be paid a competitive pay rate along with valuable experience, training and guidance, networking opportunities and much more.
Night with Seth Meyers
Duration: 5 months
Deadline: February 1, 2020
MET Museum Seminar Paid Summer Internship for International Students
The Metropolitan Museum of Art is giving you an opportunity to apply for the MET Museum Seminar Paid Summer Internship for International Students. This internship will hire international undergraduate and graduate students from diverse backgrounds. Candidates will get competitive compensation of $5,250, real projects, mentorship, workshops, and weekly seminar series.
Metropolitan Museum of Art
Duration: 10 weeks
Deadline: January 22, 2020
Universal Pictures Summer Internship in Marketing for International Students
Universal Pictures is providing candidates with an opportunity to apply for the Universal Pictures Summer Internship in Marketing for International Students. To be eligible for this program, all you will need to be in pursuit of an associate, bachelor, or graduate degree at an accredited institution. This internship will provide a competitive salary
Duration: 3 months
Deadline: February 14, 2020
Niantic Software Engineer Internship for International Students
High achieving candidates have a lucky chance to apply for the Niantic Software Engineer Internship for International and Domestic Students. The program is designed to work on advancing Niantic’s real-world augmented reality games and its high-performance AR platform service. Candidates will get real projects, training, mentorship, workshops, company events, and hand-on experience and many more.
Deadline: Applications will remain to be invited until the slot is filled.