As the world becomes more closely connected, large corporations and small businesses alike need employees with international knowledge and cross-cultural skills to help them succeed in their local communities and the global marketplace. By participating in an internship in the USA, you will gain valuable practical experience and international exposure that will enhance your resume while expanding your understanding of the world and yourself. Obtaining an internship or training opportunity is more attainable than you might think!
Intrax Internship Placement Service
While it is possible to arrange an internship in the USA on your own, it does take time to research companies and find out whom to approach best and get the contact information. You might not have this time available because you are busy preparing for exams or juggling work and university assignments. We have recently started a pilot program for students from Europe. Our internship placement service can help you to find a U.S. host company seeking interns or trainees. Most students decide to go for 3-4 months to be able to afford an unpaid professional internship.
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Your Paperwork: Resume/C.V. and Cover Letter
Many companies offer an online application process with a template to fill and an upload option for your resume and cover letter.
When looking for an internship in the USA the most important first step is to ensure you have an excellent Resume. A strong and well written resume will give you the best possible chance of being invited to an interview with your chosen Host Company. We have provided a detailed guide on how to write your resume which you will find additional information in a separate attachment. If you contact us, we are also very happy to provide you with samples and templates to help you to perfect your resume.
You should be prepared to provide different resumes for different roles. It is always a good idea to have one template resume which you then adapt to the specific role or company to which you are applying.
Be sure to look at the job specification or company website to know which key words to use and which skills to highlight. Normally your resume should be a single page and very rarely more. In this space, you should focus on the important areas. Do not include information which is not relevant to the position being applied for. Avoid giving personal information such as date of birth or irrelevant information such as hobbies. Ensure your structure is neat and easily readable with consistent fonts and spacing. Taking extra time to carefully structure and edit your resume will help you to stand out from other applicants.
Go Straight to the Source: Reaching Out to Companies
A promising tactic for uncovering internship opportunities is to make direct contact with companies that interest you. Not all companies will advertise internship openings on external job sites; some companies will post openings only on their own website, and some may not post internship announcements at all.
If you already know of companies or organizations in the USA that really interest you, try searching their website for available internship openings. If you find a position, submit your resume and cover letter as instructed by the employer. If there are multiple positions for which you'd like to apply, be sure to submit a separate resume and cover letter for each.
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