How to Get An Internship

How to get an internship from a guy who recently hired two.

Finding a quality internship that can teach you new skills and provide you with the hands-on experience and practical application of those skills can be a challenge.
Many interns have found themselves stuck in a “catch 22,” where they want to get a job, but the job requires experience.  But how can you get the experience if you can’t get a job, because you have to already have the experience?!
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Fortunately, there is a way to find a quality internship that is a WIN-WIN for the intern seeker, and the employer looking for new talent and new hires.

The key is to be clear about what you want to learn.

If you know specifically which skills you want to learn, then you can find internship opportunities that will provide you with those specific skills.
One of the biggest mistakes many would-be interns make is trying to “do it all.”
Not being focused makes it difficult to find a good match with a potential employer because even if the perfect match came along, unless you know what you are looking for, you probably wouldn’t even recognize it!

Picture and imagine your “Dream Job.”

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What skills do you need to get that job?  Which skills do you already have?  Which skills do you need to develop further?
Create a list of the skills that you would like to learn and then find a platform where you can sign up and start connecting with business owners that are willing to train you on those specific skills.
One of the best places to find a great internship is GenM.  You can check it out here: Find An Intern or Find An Internship  (note: this link gets you $25 off and gives me $25 off my next intern 🙂
If you and the business are a good fit, you can continue working together after the internship is over.
If not, no problem, simply start looking for your next internship or go out after your dream job because you now have the skills and experience to get it!
If you are looking for a more tactical approach here are 17 ways to get an internship.