November 17, 2013

Internships At Any Age

Is it time for a career change? Do you want to expand your skill set? Are you trying to grow your resume? Do you dream of exploring a new industry? No matter what your age, an internship may be the perfect solution for you.

Internships offer the opportunity to work, shadow, and learn about a specific job or company from the people that do it every day. It’s a great chance to learn how a company works from the inside. Internships allow you to see if a job or a company is right for you.

Many people think that internships are only for college students, but this is quickly changing. Anyone can apply for an internship. No matter what your age, if you want to learn about a new niche, a paid or unpaid internship may be ideal.

If you don’t try something, you’ll never know if it’s right for you. An internship is the perfect way to explore the professional world. If you do a good job, an internship may even turn into a full time, paying position.

Learn more about Internships on JobMonkey.

You can intern in any field – technology, medicine, entertainment, finance, sports, broadcasting, engineering, human resources, oil and gas, marketing, and countless other niches. Nearly every company is open to the idea of interns. A good intern, regardless of age, is a great asset for any company. Plus, it’s amazing experience and a sweet networking opportunity for you.

Many companies are willing to create internships if you give them a solid proposal and sell yourself. It’s a free way for them to learn about you and potentially find their next employee without having to spend a dollar on advertising the job opening (sounds like that hidden job market).

We have an entire section on the job board devoted to internships. Find internships and companies offering internships on JobMonkeyJobs. If you don’t see what you’re looking for, contact your dream company directly. A good internship may be your ticket to a fulfilling career.

About this Author 

Derek Lennon is a skier and writer who lives, works, and plays in the mountains. He travels the globe in search of snow and adventure. Life has allowed him to live and work all over the world doing cool jobs and loving every minute of it.

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