Summer Internships, Summer Jobs for High School and College

Summer Internships – Learn, Earn and Have Fun

An internship is a great way to learn about a profession or company while getting paid and having fun.  Traditionally internships are for college students, but with a little research, high school students can also take advantage of these opportunities.

Internships can be great ways to gain mentors, both job and college references and great entries on college applications and resumes.

Here are some links and suggestions to get you started.

  • College Internships: Monster.com
  • HIgh School Internships: HighSchoolInternships.com
  • Pick a company that you like and contact their HR department or search for ‘XXXX’ internships (i.e. Google internships).
  • Pick an industry that you like and contact the industry’s association (i.e.architects, search for association of architects, top search return will be American Institute off Architects).
  • Contact your local city government or local council person.
  • Contact a non-profit that you like.
  • Ask your parent (or other relatives) to check with the HR department of their employer.

As I researched this article I came across the following references on the web site of Santa Clara County Supervisor Dave Cortese.

  • ABAG (Association of Bay Area Governments) has an opportunity for a summer internship.
  • NetApp has numerous opportunities for summer internships.
  • My office has opportunities for summer and school year internships for students, as well. For more information, please contact Michelle Osorio by phone 408-299-5030.


Originally Posted on: 4/1/2011
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