A few have you may already have been working hard over the summer to land the internships you’re starting this fall. If so, good for you! You’re kicking off the year on a high note, and about to learn some invaluable lessons you may never learn in a classroom.
If you haven’t scored an internship for the fall yet, but you look at your peers enviously when they head off to the city for work before class, it’s not too late! Here are a couple ways you can still get an internship for the fall season.
Look for smaller companies that may always need help – The bigger companies and organizations probably began looking for an intern over the summer. Your best bet is to look at smaller agencies (any place with under 50 people in the office) who may be looking for an extra set of hands and a quick brain year round.
Start with small projects – Maybe a boutique agency needs someone after Fashion Week or for a big event they have coming up. Perhaps a firm needs an admin after taking on a large client. Look for notices about needing help for a short-term project. You can still learn a lot, even if the job only lasts a couple weeks
Check out Twitter and Social media – Make sure you are checking all avenues for notices about job openings. Follow blogs or websites that post random job listings as they come in (@nycprgirls posts jobs every now and then!)
Consider something a bit out of your wheelhouse – Even if you’re POSITIVE you want to be in fashion PR, or thought you would never end up in a marketing office, weigh out your options if you find an opening in something a little outside of your “dream job.” You will definitely learn something new, and you never know where it could lead. Hey, it’s worth the interview practice anyway.