Guidelines to creating an internship proposal
Internships give you the experience you need to get your foot in the door of your intended career. But if your ideal company doesn’t offer an internship, don’t be afraid to take life by the horns and contact them to propose an internship.
Things to include when proposing an internship
- your strengths/what you are bringing to the workplace
- clear/concise description of what you are offering to do
- why you think the employer will benefit
- why you are the right person
- your dates of availability & whether you are looking for full/part-time work
- if you are seeking a paid or unpaid position
- a resume that includes your:
- academic experiences
- participation in student groups
- research experience
- extracurricular activities
- job experiences
Can your internship earn college credit?
Don’t forget to meet with your faculty adviser to determine if your proposed internship can earn college credit.