Why Internships Are So Valuable

This past year, I had the opportunity to work in a company, at an internship. It was such a fantastic experience that I want to share with you why I decided to apply, what my responsibilities were, and why the internship was so valuable to me and my future.

Before telling you why I believe internships are so important, let me begin by telling you about my personal experience. I had an internship with a tutoring company that had helped me prepare for my ACT the previous year. The internship was available to all high school seniors that they had worked with the previous year, and there were three positions up for grabs. I ended up with the position of digital communications/educational programs assistant. Throughout my internship, I edited and rewrote my cover letter, communicated with clients, wrote blog posts, and made flyers and emails to send out.

Internships are a crucial piece of the puzzle when thinking about your future career and work. However, they are becoming more and more difficult to get, especially paid internships. However paid or unpaid, they are still wonderful experiences that are extremely valuable for the future. First off, they give you a taste of the career you are working in. It’s an opportunity for you to work in a company, trying out different future career possibilities. Second, if they’re paid, it’s a fantastic way to make money while gaining work experience. Which brings us to the third point, internships are amazing to add to your resume. They show that you have work ethic that can’t be shown through your grades, or clubs you participate in. It’s also an opportunity to become close with your employer, who could write you a fantastic letter of recommendation.

If you are on the fence about applying, or accepting an internship position, I say, go for it. Do your research and find the best fit for you, and you will have a wonderful experience in the workplace. You may even find your future employer, job, or career!



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