Tips for Finding Paid Internships after College Finding paid internships after college is a great way to get your foot in the door and earn money. However, many interns do not get paid, but with these tips, you may be able to find a salaried position. If you are planning on interning once you finish school, there are some things that you should keep in mind about the application process. For example, many organizations and corporations will only hire people who have completed certain degrees, so you should only apply for positions that accept people with the type of degree that you have. Another restriction that is commonly found is that you must have graduated very recently. Do not wait too long after graduating to apply for intern jobs. Since many companies like to take on free laborers, it can be hard to get a salaried position, but they do exist. As you search for jobs, you will need to be very patient and you should treat your search like a full-time job. If you've exhausted all of your resources and you cannot find a job, consider switching careers. BPI certification may be your best alternative because now almost every company that is involved in the building analyst industry is looking for qualified BPI professionals. And if you're residing in New Jersey or Maryland, there may be grants available for your employer to send you to school for free. Check out websites such as www.bpi.org or www.cleanedison.com for more information about this booming green economy. You can find intern jobs easily on the Internet. Today, they are listed in the online classifieds, on company websites, online job boards, and on sites that are just for people who are looking to be interns. Oftentimes, the job posts will tell you if the position offers a payment or not. If the posting does not contain this information, contact the hiring division before you spend hours on applying. You may find a number of positions saying that there is no salary or hourly wage. However, they may offer something called a stipend. This is a fixed amount of money that is given to you for all of the work that you do. Make sure that the stipend is acceptable for the amount of work you are being asked to do. Finding paid internships after college will be tough to do. Be sure to exhaust all of your resources, network, and apply early to help get your foot in the door.
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Published on Dec 28, 2010
Published on Dec 28, 2010
Finding paid internships after college is a great way to get your foot in the door and earn money. However, many interns do not get paid, bu...