Everyone knows that Internships are good, they can help build the foundation of a successful career. But, the question is “How do you get/find an internship in a country like India and that too without having any experience?”
Getting an Internship or shall I say finding an internship is one of the very difficult tasks for anyone who is just studying and has no experience to showcase.
If you are one of them then don’t worry, I’ve got your back. Today, in this article you will learn the best way to get an internship and that too within a week.
How To Find an Internship Without Experience
So, before moving further I just wanted to tell you one thing. And that is to achieve anything in life you need to take action, you need to put in some effort.
Because until and unless you don’t take any action, nothing is gonna happen by itself. So, let’s first understand what is this term?
What is an Internship?
An Internship is nothing else but a hand on experience of working in a company or an organization. Internships are offered by most of the companies for a short period of time. It may be one month, two months, six months or even for an entire year. It all depends on the availability of an individual candidate and the policies of companies as well.
The perfect candidate for an internship is the one who is in a college or a university. He/She may apply for internships in companies during her course of education. The semester gap is the best time to go for an internship.
Let’s move ahead and know the steps to get an internship.
5 Steps To Get Your Next Internship
Below is the Hinglish [Hindi+English] Video for the same. You can watch that too (If you want).
1. Know Your Domain
Now Here, know your domain means that you should first know the field you want to get an internship in. For example, an internship in sales, marketing, content creation, writing, coding, programming, database, digital marketing, etc.
So, basically you decide what you want to do or even if you don’t know about it then don’t worry just stay till the end you’ll be able to figure out.
2. Reach Out
Now, reach out to more and more people who are currently working for some companies. In your families, friends, relatives, or someone you know. That way you’ll be building your network and if you will have a good network than things will become easy for you.
See, until and unless you reach out to people or companies then nothing is gonna happen by itself because no one knows that you are looking for an internship. So, without any doubt or without any hesitation just reach out to more and more people. You never know who can help you.
3. Build Your Resume/CV
A resume or a Cv is one of the key elements that’ll help you to get an internship of your choice. It is nothing but a list of your personal and professional achievements and your aspirations.
Now, if you are a fresher and you don’t have any experience than you can mention your aspiration goal as to why you want that internship? It may be to make a successful career in HR, sales, marketing, software development, etc. It could be anything but make sure you mention your recent achievements in your first resume.
4. Use Online Portals
There are so many portals where you can find the companies that are looking for interns for the internship. In India, some of the top platforms for this purpose are “Internshala” and “Letsintern”. You can look out to these online platforms for internships.
You may find some paid and unpaid internships on these platforms. I’ll say, don’t think about being paid in your first internship. You are going to do this internship for “LEARNING” and not for “EARNING”, right? So, just do it.
5. Prepare – Interview
Yes, Interview!! You’ll be going through an interview process to get an internship. Well, the interview will be just a simple interview if you prepare well.
As far as preparation is concerned, you can research the company from their website itself. Know what are you going to wear that day and do some practice of some of the most common interview questions. You must know the basics of the profile you have applied for. It’ll help you a lot.
Yipeeee!!!!!!! You got your internship………..
You’ll definitely get your internship provided you follow all the instructions mentioned in this article.
If you have any questions in your mind then write down in the comment section below.
Internships will be the stepping stone for building the foundation of a successful career. Don’t ever neglect the power of an internship. You can even get your dream job if you have good knowledge and experience. And as a college/university student, Internships are the best way to get hands-on experience on projects and technologies.
Do let me know in the comments below what is your domain? If you need any further assistance use the contact page to reach out to me.
An internship helps you to build your work skills which are really required in any work place. Internships works as a foundation pillar for your successful career. You get hands-on experience in an internship.
It all depends on the students and sometimes on the company who has offered the internship to the students.
Internships are of three types.
1. Paid Internships
2. Unpaid Internships
3. Partial paid internship (As stipend)
It all depends on the availability of the candidate and also the company policy as well. But, in most of the cases internships last for from 1 month, 3 months or upto 6 month.
The sole purpose of internships is to build your foundation so that you can learn what does it really takes to work in a corporate company. You can learn the real life challenges, technologies, tasks, discipline that is required.