With the job market as tight as it is, it might just be easier to get an internship, if you are a rising college senior or soon-to-be college graduate. An internship might not pay you that much, but at least you’ll get your feet in the door at a company where you would one day like to work. Internships give you good work experience and may eventually lead to a well-paying job. In this tough economy, an internship might just be your best bet. So read the list of internship opportunities below, and consider applying for one of these internships, if you are a college student or soon-to-be graduate living in the Greenville, SC area.
If you are a biology, zoology, or education major, then consider interning at the zoo. The Greenville Zoo has unpaid internships available in its animal and education departments. At the zoo you would intern for at least eight hours each week working with zoo personnel and young zoo guests. See the website www.greenvillezoo.com for more information on this wonderful internship opportunity.
If you are interested in a career in the areas of news, art, sports, engineering, programming, broadcast meteorology, production, sales, and promotion, then the WYFF 4 news station would be a good place for you to intern. Their internship opportunities are geared toward students who need to satisfy academic credits and who are recommended by their college. For more information about applying for WYFF 4 internships, go to www.wyff4.com.
Broadcasting majors who need college credit can also do an internship at the Fox Carolina news station. Students 18 years of age or over can take part in this unpaid internship and get a good glimpse into the news, advertising, broadcast, production, and sales fields. See the website www.foxcarolina.com for more information about applying for their internships.
If you are an advertising major, then consider taking part in the summer advertising internship program at Erwin-Penland. This non paid internship lasts for eight weeks and accepts between six to ten interns. Interns at Erwin-Penland get good insight into the advertising field through field trips and job shadowing. Application information for this internship can be found at the website www.erwinpenland.com.
Greenville Family Partnership
If you are considering a career in the human services or public services sector, then you might want to do an internship at Greenville Family Partnership. As an intern here, you’d get to take part in community, youth, and school programs. You’d also get experience performing tasks such as creating PowerPoint presentations and doing clerical work. If you find this internship opportunity interesting, go to the website www.greenvillefamilypartnership.org for application information.