How to search for Internships

Summer internship for Law School students are common in India. Internships are the primary steps to obtain valuable exposure to the practical experience and to implement what you have studied in you college or course. It is nothing but a job training for professional careers. Therefore, to get an internship, the competition is very high. In fact even higher than that for a job.

Searching an internship is the toughest task, and if you have already shortlisted few then finding it is even tougher. This article will help you in searching a perfect internship, which match your professional interests and skills. Following are the six steps to search for an internship.

Step I: Resume Writing

Writing a resume is the first and foremost step in searching for an internship. You should have a complete resume available at your hand before searching for an internship. This will help you to speed up the application procedure in case you find any suitable internship. Further, this will be very essential if you are doing some specific kind of internship searches like attending a job fair, campus interview, walk-in etc.

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Step II: Get professional look and appearance (Clothing – Dress Code)

At par with having a readily available Resume, Dress code is also very much important while searching an internship, especially if you are attending a campus interview or a job fair. You should be dressed appropriately whenever; you are meeting a person in search of an opening at his or her office or organisation. As we know, first impression is the best impression, and in that case, dress code has an important role.

Step III: Placement Cells at your School or College

Most of the professional colleges or schools today have an in-house placement cell or a career guidance cell to assist and guide their students to obtain a job placement. They even assist students to get internship opportunities. Hence, you may register yourself with the Placement Cell at your school/college/institute and seek their assistance in searching for an internship and securing the same.

Step IV: Attend Job Fairs

Attending job fairs will give you a great opportunity to know about various organisations and their job profiles. Jobs fairs will also give you an opportunity to interact with the executives or employees of various organisation and thereby you will get a fair chance to know about the organisation, much before applying for an internship there. Job fairs are often held in all major cities. So keep watching every day’s newspaper as well various relevant websites or television advertisement regarding the same. If, you find any such job fair at you city or nearby, be ready to attend. However, you should have a clear idea about what exactly you are looking for in an internship, be ready with your updated Resume, and of course well dressed.

Step V: Job listing websites, Professional Organisations or associations

Getting yourself registered with various reputed job listing websites or getting yourself associated with any professional organisations or associations of your area of specialisation would also be helpful in searching for a suitable internship.

Find details on reliable top 10 Job listing websites listed by Forbes.com

Step VI: Professional Networking Websites

Networking is one of the best way to find out an internship. This could be done either offline or online. There are many websites, which helps you to get connected to professionals at various fields.

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