Good internships are a gem. But the truth is, a lot of people see them as just a CV-filler, so they go with whichever pays, or whichever has free parking, or whichever is the most convenient. But interning is an opportunity to explore either your own industry, or a career that’s different from your own. It’s also a good way to start building a work ethic to speak of.
The definite plus of an internship, any internship, is that you will meet lots of different people, and make new friends. Good internships connect you to people you wouldn’t have met if you hadn’t put yourself out there. You also get the chance to build a reputation, and to start towards developing grit. Ultimately, having a fulfilling internship is about openness to experiences, and hard work.
Here, Young STAR gives you some examples of successful internships to inspire you to go out of your comfort zone (within reason) and to choose boldly where you have not gone before. Intern wisely.