summer internships

summer internships

Charlie Sheen Offers Internship

Actor Charlie SheenAre you winning? Or even bi-winning? Can you write a cover letter in 75 characters or less? Then you may qualify to be Team Sheen’s social media intern.

The job description is as follows:

“Do you have #TigerBlood? Are you all about #Winning? Can you #PlanBetter than anyone else? If so, we want you on #TeamSheen as our social media #TigerBloodIntern!”

The internship is full time and paid, and will help one develop promotion and social media skills,  and no doubt their patience as well. The position lasts for eight weeks over the summer of 2011. The candidate should also be “hard-working, self-motivated, creative, resourceful and social media savvy.” Sheen is no doubt looking to capitalize on his recent Guinness World Record of holding the fastest Twitter account to reach a million followers.

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Internships.com Makes Finding Internships Easy

Going to college ultimately fulfills one purpose: gaining higher education. Most people will use that education to gain a job, but often students face problems of even entry level jobs wanting you to have some level of experience. The best way to get experience, and even start making some professional contacts, is to participate in an internship while in college.

Getting accepted for an internship can be highly competitive and you have to know where to look for them. Internships.com was founded in 2009 by Robin D. Richards and Ouyang and is the world’s largest internship marketplace, offering positions in all 50 states. The site was launched earlier this year and is completely free to use. Students can search for internships and employers can post their internships for free on Internships.com.

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How to End Your Internship on a High Note

end-of-internship-tipsIt’s mid-August and many summer internships are starting to wrap up as the fall semester approaches. Internships are probably a college student’s best resource for finding a job after college. Keeping in touch will not only increase your chances of hearing about job openings, but you will also want to use your mentors as references. Here’s some advice on saying goodbye and keeping in touch.

1. Ask for a performance report.

When your boss isn’t too busy, ask him or her for ten minutes to sit down together. Ask them to tell you what areas you excelled in and where you could use improvement. Ask them for recommendations about classes to take or other steps you could take to further your understanding of the field.

If you don’t know already, it’s also good to find out about your mentors’ career paths. Ask them how they got their jobs and what strategies worked for them.

2. Write thank you notes.

It’s really as simple as it sounds. Be sure to hand-write each note and say something personal. Read the rest of this entry »



How to Get the Most Out of Your Summer Internship

InternshipAfter spending hours submitting applications and polishing your resume, you have finally received that coveted email of acceptance into the internship program you have so fiercely sought after.

But before you get caught up in updating your Facebook status and announcing your achievement via Twitter, take a moment to read these quick tips on how to get the most out of your summer internship:

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