In Round One, we started with a list of 2-3 internship sites, began researching each site, tailored application materials for each, then submitted applications. Last week, we followed up with the Round One internships, created a list of Round Two internships and began researching them.
Last week, we chose not to send out any applications in order to adjust for busy school schedules. If the week wasn’t as busy for you and you decided to send out application materials, be sure to follow up with each internship that you applied for last week.
Check your notes for your Round One internships, and if there is any follow up needed for those, be sure to do so this week. It’s only been a couple of weeks, but depending on deadlines, you may begin hearing about scheduling interviews for that first round of internships. Don’t be surprised, though, if it takes several more weeks to begin hearing back about interviewing.
Otherwise, your goal this week will be to tailor your resumes and cover letters for the Round Two internships and send them out.
Next, identify another 2-3 sites for your Round Three internships. Again, you’ll want to research each of these carefully and, time permitting, tailor your application materials appropriately. Keep in mind that some types of internships require more than a resume and cover letter – some may require you to submit writing samples, a personal statement or essay(s), recommendation letters, or other materials.