Need help finding short-term chem positions.
August 1, 2011 12:04 PM Subscribe
So I'm having some difficulty looking for a short-term internship / volunteering position related to my career goals(chemistry) for this coming winter break.
I'm a college Junior who is looking to gain some experience in a chemistry field this winter break. My school is on the trimester system so I will have nearly 6 weeks free from the time I leave until when I have to return. I've been looking for options and am not really sure how to approach this. I attend a very small school so it is difficult to arrange research jobs on campus during the school year.
Should I just look up companies and send them emails asking for a volunteer position? Contact University profs whose research I like and ask to volunteer in their lab?
I feel that the short amount of time I have(6 weeks) is just too small to make any position that would be valuable to both me and them impossible. I really need some job experience though as I have very little real-world experience and would like to know what I am getting myself into careerwise.
I've compiled a list of biotech companies and other possible options in Eastern Mass + the Cape which is where I will be living. Is there any way that I can make this seem as beneficial to them as it would be to me or should I just settle for a holiday job at the mall.