Tips for graduate students proposing internships: Opinion

While internships hold great benefits for graduate students, many students may struggle to access these opportunities if they do not receive adequate support from their institution, writes Robert Pearson. Pearson describes how internships allow students to gain hands-on opportunities to develop their skills and networks, and to explore if they would enjoy a job in that field. The author advises interested students to take the necessary steps to ensure a smooth internship experience, including considering whether the internship aligns with their institution’s policies, articulating the benefits of completing the internship to their supervisor or advisor, ensuring that the internship fits with their professional and personal goals, and developing a plan to continue their research while completing the internship. Inside Higher Ed Note: Archived stories may contain dead links or be missing source links.

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