How to get a summer internship outside North Carolina

How to get a summer internship outside North Carolina

Most of the universities in the Triangle are fortunate enough to have loads of recruiters who visit in hopes of finding students for summer internships. But most of the time, recruiters are looking for interns for local jobs, which means staying in North Carolina. This works for a lot of students, but it can be

Most of the universities in the Triangle are fortunate enough to have loads of recruiters who visit in hopes of finding students for summer internships. But most of the time, recruiters are looking for interns for local jobs, which means staying in North Carolina. This works for a lot of students, but it can be tough to get your foot in the door for out-of-state gigs if you want to use the summer to explore a new city.

Here are some suggestions on how to score an out-of-state internship for the summer.

Use your university job portal.

Most jobs on the portal are local, but sometimes there are out-of-state positions. By using the portal, you might have a better chance of landing an internship, since the company or organization clearly hopes to attract applicants from the school you attend.

Apply for positions with big companies. 

If you are up for it, apply for interviews with big companies. Chances are, the bigger the company, the more locations and flexibility they can offer you. Although certain locations are pretty competitive, you still have a better chance of scoring something out of state with the bigger companies that recruit on campus.

But don’t write off small companies. 

Look for small companies that are hiring in the city or state you want to be in. These internships might be less competitive, and you’ll probably have a chance to speak with upper management directly about your application rather than going through a larger company’s online portal.

Talk to your career counselor. 

Universities in the Triangle area come equipped with qualified career specialists who can help direct you to specific companies and internships that former students have enjoyed. Talk to them about out-of-state opportunities.

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