How to find an internship that suits your skills and interests

There are many advances in believing that an internship is a pathway to permanent employment and experience. It is not easy for one to work on all different domains, not on the list of interests and skills. Sometimes employers will also struggle to hire the right intern for the job position. Most of the companies are ready to give chances to the interns and get creative works from freshers of the modern generation. 

A good start to a student’s career is also an Internship. Students are encouraged to take internships before finishing their degree, as it will guide them after they graduate. As there are different domains and roles when choosing the right internship, sometimes that might confuse the students. While picking the right domain the students must be sure about learning new things in-depth that tend to align their careers and interests. 

Before jumping into an internship, you need to know if this internship will help you find a path to a better career. Better ask some questions yourself before applying for an internship. 

  • What is the outcome of this internship?
 

Analyze what you are going to learn as an outcome of this internship. During the intern period, you will learn the way of handling tasks. It teaches you to work on what exactly you want to work on projects and learn how to manage timings and plenty. If you have to choose between an internship at a well-known institution and an unknown company, you should consider it twice because your experience is more important than just an internship.

  • Will this internship help me in my career?
 

Taking the right internship is like a mini goal toward your future career. It will add value to your resume. You can contact your college seniors to refer a paid intern after graduation. Nowadays, you can apply through LinkedIn. To know more about how to set up a LinkedIn profile and its uses, this may help you: (Link for LinkedIn Blog)  to get an internship based on your skills and interest. 

  • Will this internship add experience, culture, and exposure to your career growth?
 

The different environment and work culture give you lots of exposure. Check for companies that provide internships to assist you in a better way towards growth in your experience and understanding of work culture. 

  • How is the review of your internship companies?
 

Check for reviews on google and websites like Indeed, Naukri, Internshala, and other internship notifying websites. Note the reviews of the current employee and interns gained from the specific company. It might help you to know about the company and what the employees or interns think about the company.

  • What helps you to decide whether the internship is right for you?
 

An internship is to gain experience and exposure in the Industries. Be ready to learn new things from your seniors. Taking responsibility as an intern should make your time worthy and add experience to your career.

1. To review your career choice

Joining as an intern will be an opportunity to review your career choice, so experience the period before switching to your other career choices. Be sure that you took enough time to make this decision.

2. Learning from senior workers

You will get an opportunity to learn something new from the seniors and your higher officials. During internships, a good mentor is mandatory for proper guidance through different ups and downs in work. The seniors who have experience in training interns and explain the importance of teamwork, being responsible and project management are the best mentors to learn more. 

3. Put your knowledge into practice

It is the time to apply things learned during your college days. Practical knowledge is by gaining lots of practical experience. During the internship, you will learn some practical working experience in the projects.

4. Creating an impact

Join for an internship where they let you work with real-time projects that highlight your resume. An experience working on real problems might make an impact and let you know whether you are interested in a particular field or not.

5. Work with inspirational people

An internship provides you with an opportunity to work with people who might motivate and inspire you. When there is one to inspire you, it will induce the interest in learning new stuff from the people around you.

6. Building essential skills

Team player, leadership, responsibility, work ethics, management, and many more skills are mandatory for being a successful employee. You will learn these during your internship period as it occupies a base for your skills and productivity of building.

7. Additional benefits

Other than learning and experiencing new things for you and your resume, there are other optional benefits. Some internship offers you income as a stipend and also a chance to meet people from different professions or even explore a new city. 

  • Conclusion: 

Choosing the right internship can deliver an opportunity for a future career. This internship might help you to land a permanent job. You can search and join as an intern, but you need to be serious in your work, and zeal to learn new experiences are much needed. Be on time, professional, senior guidance, and enthusiastic about the projects that lead to perfect learning in the internship—Good Luck with your internship and new experience. 

Are you looking for an engineering college?

Cambridge Institute of Technology offers engineering courses, and other UG & PG courses. We provide internship opportunities for the students in their 7th semester with a stipend of 40K per month. Enquiry us if you need more information about Cambridge Institute of Technology.

Dr. G. Indumathi

Principal, Cambridge Institute of Technology

  • Ph.D. completed during 2012, Dr. M.G.R University Chennai
  • M.Tech Industrial Electronics from SJCE Mysore under VTU in the year 2003
  • B.E. Electronics and Communication , SJCE Mysore , Mysore University in the year 1987

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