Know Yourself! Identify Your Interests
♦ What kind of activities, environments, and jobs interest you?
♦ Are you exploring a particular career interest?
♦ Are there particular companies you would like to intern with?
♦ What industries are you most interested in?
♦ What type of work environment would you feel most comfortable in?
♦ What are your skills? What skills do you wish to develop?
Create Your List of Internship Requirements
♦ Do you need to receive monetary compensation?
♦ When do you want to start (summer, fall, spring)? How will it balance with your other commitments?
♦ What are your transportation needs? Will you need to stay local or are you able to travel?
♦ Would you need an internship that allows you to live at home?
♦ Does your academic department have specific internship requirements?
Set Your Goals
♦ What kind of internship will help you combine your interests, goals, and requirements?
♦ What sort of experience do you hope to gain with an internship?