Why should I do a summer internship?
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Why should I do a summer internship?

written by Catherine Rowland

Picture this: the summer has begun. You have just finished University for the holidays; you are running low on money and have no idea what to do with yourself. Your fears of having no work experience and ending up unemployed once graduated are at an all-time high.

It suddenly occurs to you that the only solution that is to apply for an internship to help you gain a place on the employment ladder. And such is the position I found myself in a few years ago!  

No matter how old you are or the stage of your career, completing an internship will provide you with skills that you didn’t have before and a better knowledge of the working world. It may also serve as the perfect stepping stone you need to help you decide your future career.

Why you ask? Whether paid or unpaid, internships, like apprenticeships, are primarily designed for on-the-job training with a broad view to full time employment at its completion.

This will give you the time to find out more about the company you work for, the industry it belongs to, and whether this fits with the type of job you most see yourself in. Whether it’s a startup or a multinational, you will still learn the ins and outs of the industry but certain skills will become stronger than others. 

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Furthermore, doing an internship especially during summer will show future employers that you were proactive and took initiative instead of just sitting around. This will make you stand out from the crowd and, ultimately, more employable. So what are you waiting for?

With July just around the corner, it’s not too late to start applying for internships, as many companies are still looking for interns for the summer months. Luckily for you, Europe Language Jobs is now offering internships in ideal summer destinations, such as France, Portugal and Spain.

For 3-6 months, you could be going from work to soaking up the sun on the beach and watching the sunset.  Wherever you are from, and wherever you want to go, we have an internship that is waiting to give you a once in a life-time experience, lots of memories and the perfect career break.

 

Register now and apply online at http://www.europelanguagejobs.com/candidates/

 

Jun 25, 2014 by The ELJ Team

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