Hi! I need some advice about internships.
For American high school students, what websites are good for finding internships? How can I reach out to find medical internships for high school students? I don’t mind if they’re unpaid; I just want to get some experience.
Looking for Internships
You have a better chance at directly reaching out to organizations. If you're interested in interning at local hospitals, for example, check out their websites to see whether they're currently accepting internship applications. You can even email or call them to ask them questions about their program. In addition, take a look at their application deadlines. Sometimes they only accept applications several months earlier so if you want to intern in the summer, you may have to apply by January or March. Another option is to volunteer at hospitals/clinics/hospices/etc. since some places only accept university students for internships.
You can also ask your school counsellor to recommend you any available ones.
As for websites, some people have had luck on Indeed.com, Glassdoor and Internships.com. If there's a chance you can attend a local career fair, then that's another option, too!
If you're mainly interested in getting ahead in your academic career, an alternative to internships is to take community college courses to tackle some general education classes early.
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