Wheaton College Norton, Massachusetts
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Development Studies

Academics

Getting Started with Internships

Development Studies minors gain valuable hands-on experience putting what they have learned in the classroom to work. A January or summer internship can provide on the job experience, a network of career contacts, and guidance towards a path you might want to take after graduation. If you are thinking about applying for an internship here are some ways to get started:

THINK ABOUT

  • Time-frame: when and for how long
  • Location: Domestic (close to home or anywhere) or overseas (where)
  • Type of Job Exploration: for example, museum, medical, education, software development, advertising, legal, financial, journalism
  • Paid or can you take an unpaid internship?
  • Do I need to apply for funding?

GET READY TO DO SOME RESEARCH

  • Prepare your resume and cover letter
  • Identify faculty and staff who can serve as references and ask if you can list them on your resume
  • Prepare for an interview

 

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