While many California State University, Fullerton students are prepping to graduate this coming May, many are still scrambling to satisfy internship requirements for the school’s communications department.
According to the department’s assistant dean, nearly 300 students don’t satisfy the department’s internship requirement in time for graduation. For those who plan to intern during the summer, most applications will become available early in the new year.
While most internships at companies with reputable names like NBC, Los Angeles Times, LAweekly, etc., are non-paid, they can still be difficult to land. Getting in an application is the first step. Here are a few websites devoted to helping students find internships.
1. ED2010.com — Here, many local and national magazine internships are noted
2. NBC — NBC and other like companies, have many internships in Los Angeles as well as New York.
3. Rising Star — This website showcases internships locally, nationally, and internationally.
4. Internships.com — This website caters to every major and holds the key to thousands of internships.
Landing a paid internship is a little bit trickier. The following is a small list of great internships that offer stipends, hourly wages, or scholarships.
2. Getty Museum
In my experience, many paid internships are made available to those of diverse backgrounds through money that has been set aside.
However, the most important thing to landing a great internship is keeping an ear peeled and applying before the deadline.