Sorry if I’ve off the radar for a few days. We did finally get our lovely redesign done on http://www.quarterlife.com/intern so get excited for the black and tan pages that you are about to see! I just updated the site with even more internship opportunities. The good news ? You don’t even have to wait for Spring to apply – these internships are available now!
- CARO MARKETING INTERNSHIP (Los Angeles Internship)
- FILM 44 INTERNSHIP (Yes, this is Pete Berg’s company !!) (Los Angeles)
- VENDOME PICTURES (Credits include: Little Miss Sunshine!!) (Los Angeles)
- PORTS 1951 LUXURY FASHION/PR INTERNSHIP (New York)
- NJN PUBLIC TELEVISION INTERNSHIP (Trenton, New Jersey)
So you all know how it works. Go to http://www.quarterlife.com/intern and email me with your resume and exactly which companies you’d like me to send your resume in for. I want to make sure that I do some Q & A with you all today…so here goes..
Q: Hi Lauren! I am new to the Quarterlife website. In regards to internships, how does the application process work? I see that we are supposed to email our resume to you. Is that all there is to it? What happens afterwards? I’d like to thank you by the way for your great advice on your internship blog!
Intern Queen: Hey Angela ! I’m so glad you like the site and my blog. The application process works like this:
- Go to http://www.quarterlife.com/intern
- Click on the internship that interests you and read the description
- If you would like to apply click “Apply Now” and an email will automatically pop up in your email browser. If for some reason this does not happen, just shoot me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org and copy/paste your resume in the body of the email. I take the resume and send it in for you and then you will get a message from me that says I’ve sent it along 🙂
- I suggest that students apply for at least 5 internships for the fall and spring semesters and at least 10 internships for the summer. Internships are getting extremely competitive so I’m glad you are jumping on the Internship Train right now! After I respond to your email with your resume, I suggest following up with me in two weeks if you don’t hear anything. If you don’t hear anything back – not to worry – we will send it to more people. We are going to do everything we can do get you a GREAT internship.
Q: Hi Lauren,
I’m a recent college graduate and frantically on the lookout for a job implementing my degree in journalism whether it being magazine writing, advertising or public relations. I’ve accepted the fact that many magazine publications offer internships first with room to grow within the company, but it has been difficult finding them. I understand that you specialize in internships specifically for students, but was wondering if you knew of any for college graduates. It would also be helpful if you knew of any in the Las Vegas area…I’m open to transfer especially to Los Angeles, but for the time being on the search for Las Vegas openings. Any information/feedback/advice would be greatly appreciated! Thank you for your time. I look forward to hearing from you! – Bobbie
Intern Queen: Bpbbie ! I’m so glad you found my site and reached out to me. We are in the process of expanding the internship database to a variety of cities but unfortunately, we haven’t reached the Las Vegas area …yet. I do have advice for you. Many companies DO allow students that have already graduated to participate in their internship programs. The other good news is that you should contact your school immediately and see if you can get any sort of “transcript recognition” about the internship if you decide to do it. There might be some sort of “internship recognition” your school can provide. I suggest you do the following:
- Make a list of all of the potential magazines/companies/websites that you would like to work at in Las Vegas.
- Put this into an Excel document and add in their phone numbers. Note: Yp.yahoo.com is a great resource
- Call these companies and ask to speak with their human resource departments. Tell them you just graduated and you are interested in job opportunities and you’d love to email in your resume. They will either say YES or NO so it’s worth a try. When you send your resume ask if you can set a general interview with that person – this is a sneaky way to get one foot slowly in the door !
- Good luck and keep me posted !