Frequently Asked Questions
There are many considerations when searching for an internship that's right for you. When you have questions, check here to find answers fast.
How can I get an internship in high school?
The best way to get an internship is by keeping your options open, exploring internship listings often, and having your résumé and references at-the-ready. The more prepared and knowledgeable you are about the sort of internship and industry to which you're applying, the better your chances of being chosen for the job.
What type of internship should I look for?
Internships come in all shapes and sizes and some students complete more than one. As for what kind of internship might be right for you, it will depend on your interests and what you're hoping to get out of an internship. Keep in mind that some people choose certain internship experiences because they're a direct line to the career path they plan to pursue, but you can also consider internships a low-risk, short-term way of exploring a career field to see if it might be a good fit.
How do I search for internships?
Our internship search portal is meant to aid your search for internships by combing the web so you don't have to, bringing all the best possibilities together into one searchable database. Our internship listings are updated daily, so bookmark this site and come back to search often!
What are the best internships for high school student?
The best internships for high school students are the ones in which they discover not only something new about the working world, but something about themselves. While all work experience has value, consider choosing internships that will allow you to stretch your skills or expand the boundaries of your knowledge or what you think you can do. The sky's the limit!
Why are internships important for high school students?
Completing an internship while in high school can give you several advantages for the future. First, high school internships give students hands-on, real-world skills and an environment in which to practice and apply the things they've learned. Next, getting experience while still in school helps you get over the first big hurdle most recent grads face—needing job experience to get work. Internship experience can also be an asset when applying for colleges and can give you a deeper understanding of the field you plan to study.
When should I look for an internship?
Our internship listings are updated daily, so there's really no bad time to search for an internship. However, the most popular time to complete an internship is during the summer months when high school is generally not in session. If you'd like to start an internship in June, be sure to start looking early—even months in advance—so you don't miss your perfect opportunity.
How many hours per week is a typical high school internship?
The time commitment for internships can vary widely. Some may require just a few flexible hours each week for working on a specific task or project. Others may be full-time work commitments during the summer months. When considering internship opportunities, you'll want to find the right balance between the amount of time you have to give to your work and what you hope to gain in terms of learned skills and/or income if the internship offers compensation.