[ID:0248]The selection process for internships can be highly competitive and is much like applying for a job. You will need to use all the common strategies.
Young professional interns should know that international internships are often awarded based on the applicant’s personality. You need to use strategies that will make you stand out from the crowd.
The problem with our Internet-driven world is that e-mail correspondence is not conducive to conveying personality. Below are a few strategies for standing out in the crowd of applicants. (RELATED ARTICLE: You will also likely find our article The Go Abroad Application Process useful as you start the application process.)
- Your first email or phone call to an organization is a good opportunity to request background information that may help you score extra points for a highly competitive internship: Ask the intern recruiter what types of applicants were successful in the past, what were their qualifications, etc. When you are...