Obtaining an internship can require a significant amount of your time. But, given how important an internship experience is, consider it an investment in your future! To help you with this process, we have outlined below some next steps. Where applicable, we have identified resources underneath each task to assist you.
Many of these resources may be found on our website at at www.hamilton.edu/CRE.
In addition, Career Center counselors are able to help you with this process.
To help you get the most out of your internship search, we encourage you to consider the following issues and write down your responses.
Some preliminary questions…
To strengthen your candidacy for post-graduate employment, the Career Center expects you to achieve the milestone of obtaining two internships. The first career-related experience (C.R.E.) during your sophomore year and an advanced internship during your junior year.
Peer Counselors - Make an appointment with a peer counselor by calling 315-859-4346. The Career Center is open Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday. Peer counselors also accept walk-ins, depending on availability, and lead cover letter workshops approximately twice a month.
Career Counselors - Appointments must be made at least 24 hours in advance; call 315-859-4346 or stop by the Career Center, located on the 3rd floor of the Bristol Center, to schedule an appointment.
The following resources can help you answer this question:
I have a good understanding of my career field of interest
I have taken academic courses specifically related to my career interests
I will be a junior at the time I apply for an internship
I have a cumulative GPA of 3.3 or higher
I have been involved in co-curricular activities related to my career interests
I have previous work experience in my field of interest
I have family or personal contacts at internship sites of interest to me
The following strategies and resources will be helpful to you in this process.
13. Prepare for your internship interview by reviewing the interviewing page on the Career Center