Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH
Originally Posted by bringusingoodale
Everyone suggests this everywhere, in books, in articles, advice columns. But from my own experience and from what I hear, there seem to be no internship opportunities for non-students. I hear about the advice for career changers to do an internship as well, maybe the have better luck but I doubt. If there are internships for non-students, they are probably just as hard to get as a job you'd like to start off in.
In my opinion it seems like there are tons of internships out there, but it is just as hard to get hired from being an intern. Seems like a lot of people I know are career interns.
FWIW, I would look for companies that hire interns that have a degree. That is what I did at my current company. They paid me at a 10% discount for a while and made me jump through hoops and almost act like a student, but it paid off.
Yes, if you notice, I was referring to non-student internships only. I know there are tons of student internships, but for non-students i.e. those with a degree, I rarely see any postings or hear about these. And I would imagine why since I figure there may be no incentive for companies to get interns, probably more work for them and little rewards. And then there is always the "if you were good enough for us, we'd have hired you"
And like I said, it seems to get an internship with a degree is just as hard to get a crummy job somewhere, so I realize why many people don't bother, especially if money is an issue. Curious to how you got your internship as a non-student? Did the place have a posting for internships, did you solicit an internship, did you "network" your way into a conversation with someone to get an internship?