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Health Hires: Grabbing That Internship

A few tips to help you out
April 10, 2015

Summer is right around the corner. In today’s competitive job market, an internship can be just the thing to make you stand out in the crowd. We’ve come up with a few suggestions to help you out.

1. Check Your Resume: We know you’ve heard this before. The importance of accuracy cannot be overstated. Triple-check your grammar and then have someone else proof the document. Make sure your duties are accurately represented. You don’t want to be caught in a lie.

2. Experience Comes in Many Forms: Place whatever skills, training, clubs, classes or test scores might be relevant in a highly visible place on your resume

3. Consider the Rest of the Year: Even though summer is the traditional time for an internship, you might think about taking time off from classes if the position is right. If you know of companies you’d like to work for, keep an eye on their websites for potential positions. This is a good idea for nonstudents seeking internship experience as well

4. Submit Applications on Time: You’ve heard this one too. But for a competitive internship the applications will be numerous. Anyone submitting incomplete, inaccurate work is going to be discarded immediately. Follow the rules.

5. Have a Good Interview: Dress appropriately for the position. Research the company and ask questions. Show that you care and are interested in the work you’ll be doing. Indicate your flexibility. Practice your answers to questions like:

  • Where do you see yourself in five years?
  • What do you want to do with your life?
  • Why are you interested in this profession?
  • What do you bring to the table in terms of skill sets?
  • What makes you different or special?

This week we’ve posted a listing for a Special Events Intern for the Children’s Cancer Association.

Come check it out as well as our other recent postings: Surrogate Recruitment Team Administrative Assistant for Northwest Surrogacy Center, LLC Medical Services Manager at Reed College

Visit the Health Hires jobs board at The Lund to see our full list of jobs, internships and volunteer positions currently available.

For inquiries concerning Health Hires, please contact Rian Sands at [email protected].