Resume for an Internship
Completing an internship during your college career can significantly
increase your marketability after graduation. To obtain an internship,
follow the fundamental strategies for finding regular employment, which
includes building a resume.
Employers are looking for an intern who is a high achiever with
definite career goals who knows the agency or industry in which he/she
wants to work. Employers also look at a candidate’s GPA, leadership
experiences and campus/community involvement.
What should a resume for an internship highlight?
Follow the steps above. Include your job and career related experience,
beginning with the most recent jobs first. Include where you are in your
education and if you haven't graduated, list your anticipated date of
graduation and your G.P.A.
What to add to your resume for an internship?
Include your objective for wanting this particular internship, a
synopsis/paragraph of your qualifications and a summary of those
qualifications. A sample resume is provided in the College of
Communication Career Service Center located in CMA 3.1O4.
Demonstrate ambition and energy on your resume by listing activities,
achievements, a cooperative attitude and leadership experiences. Your
one-page resume should include the following:
- Identification: Name,
address, phone, FAX, and e-mail address
- Objective: The field of work
in which you are interested and the type of company
- Education: Post-secondary
program and school, relevant courses, GPA, Dean’s List (if
applicable), date started (i.e. Fall 96 to present).
- Related Experiences:
Activities in which you are involved, current employment positions,
including work study, volunteer activities, and other relevant
activities not related to social or athletic events.
- Honors and Achievements:
Positions in clubs or organizations, volunteer groups, publications,
academic highlights, etc.
- References: Indicate that
you will provide them upon request. Then, prepare a typed list of
references on a separate sheet and include the name of your program
advisor, coordinator or lead instructor.
More: Sample Internship Resume