In today’s world, internships on job applications are the same as getting a gold star in elementary school. It’s something that sets the applicant apart from the others. There are a lot of different types of internships, and here are some red flags that come along with them.
To know what internships are best for you, it’s important to understand the different types.
Christopher Garland, Ph.D, and assistant writing professor at GS, had some insight as to what students should be keeping an eye out for when scouting for internships.
“A student really needs to know what they are taking on and make sure that they have a clear line of communication with their supervisor. And I know that many companies really do understand that the intern is not just someone to run errands or do ‘menial’ work,” said Garland.
In addition to picking the right type of internship for you, it’s also important to notice the red flags as you search.
Here are a few to keep an eye out for:
When it comes to red flags, Garland indicated internships that have not stated responsibilities and not having a clear line of communication are ones to look out for.
Internships are a great way to boost a resume and really catch the eye of an employer, but it’s important to know which one is the best option for you.