Alternatives to a traditional internship

The market is changing rapidly and hard decisions are being made by leaders and managers about how to manage headcount and costs in their organization, as well how to prepare for the opportunities that are on the other side of this crisis. While current reports indicate only 5% of employers have cancelled internships, it’s wise to have a backup plan.

To figure out what to do next, remember your personal goals of an internship: personal development, training or skills acquisition, mentorship, and finding opportunities. There are plenty of ways to meet those goals that don’t require an internship.

Check out these articles for tips and inspiration, then schedule an appointment with your coach to update your plans. Schedule an appointment with your coach here in Handshake.

Traditional internships are not the only way to gain skills and experience; a good job search strategy includes diverse options for experiential learning. For more tips, see the topics below.

By W. P. Carey Career Services Center
W. P. Carey Career Services Center