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3 Non-Traditional Strategies To Find Internships

By December 5, 2021January 30th, 2022No Comments
3 Non-Traditional Strategies To Find Internships

๐’๐ญ๐ข๐ฅ๐ฅ ๐ฌ๐ž๐š๐ซ๐œ๐ก๐ข๐ง๐  ๐Ÿ๐จ๐ซ ๐š ๐ฌ๐ฎ๐ฆ๐ฆ๐ž๐ซ ๐ข๐ง๐ญ๐ž๐ซ๐ง๐ฌ๐ก๐ข๐ฉ? ๐Ÿ”Ž๐Ÿ‘”

Startups are almost always looking for new members to add to the team but they often do not have the time nor resources to post internship applications. 

This is where you will have to create your own luck by creating your own position.

If you find a startup you are interested in, email or LinkedIn message the founders directly, and pitch yourself, your value, and how you can help them grow.

Here are 3 non-traditional strategies that nobody talks about:

1๏ธโƒฃ Go to AngelList‘s website and search through open roles posted by startups. Apply directly on the platform and then go to LinkedIn to message the person listed on the application. Express your interest in working with them and explain how you can help.

2๏ธโƒฃ Go to a VC or Accelerator’s website like Y Combinator and apply to internships with their portfolio companies. This is a great way to gain experience from venture-backed startups.

3๏ธโƒฃ Apply to The Final Round’s Internships. Here you will get to work on a career podcast that interviews recruiters from companies such as Google, Facebook, and McKinsey & Company. You can apply using this interest form here.

I know it can be nerve-racking reaching out cold to startup founders which is why I have included an example email pitch below:

On top of these 3 pieces of advice, I highly recommend securing a few mentors who can help guide you throughout your career, especially early on.

How do you find a mentor, you may ask?

Read more about it here in this blog.