The Wall Street Journal recently published a great article on “How to Create Your Own Summer Internship.” We say this all the time, but for those interested in small businesses this is the best way to get the most out of your summer. Creating your own internship shows the employer your drive and takes the burden off of them.
Here s an exceprt from the WSJ article:
Ryan Scaife couldn’t find an internship that fused his major in business administration with his passion for graphic design. So he created his own.
Interested in sports management, the 22-year-old emailed marketing directors for a few minor-league baseball teams near his hometown, Philipsburg, Pa., in mid-April. He asked them if they would take him on as a graphic-design intern and expose him to the business and management side of running a team.
A week later, he got an offer from the State College Spikes, a Single A affiliate of the Pittsburgh Pirates. Last week, he began his 12-week stint, creating fliers promoting the team and its giveaways and game dates and working with the team’s email-marketing database. Mr. Scaife also sits in on game-day planning meetings, where he hopes to learn more about the business of running a sports team. More…