How do I get a software internship?
October 13, 2012 8:36 PM Subscribe
How do I get a software internship? I feel like I have too little experience and won't be "good enough"
posted by WCF to computers & internet (19 answers total) 7 users marked this as a favorite
I'm a fourth year majoring in CS now. I have wanted to do a software internship but I don't know how to go about it. I keep seeing flyers and listings for internships that look for qualifications I don't have (candidate should know language x,y, and z). When I read about things like interview questions online, I find that I would have trouble with them myself (maybe these are targeted towards other people?). I sent my resume to three companies last year that were not followed up by any of them. I'm in this for the experience, not the money. I would even take an unpaid internship. I'm having confidence issues with myself over this and my friends aren't taking me seriously.
1. How do you write a resume or sell yourself when you don't have much experience? Isn't the whole point of an internship to get experience when you don't have any? I've done an Android project before and have made scripting mods for Skyrim, but I still don't feel confident. As for work experience, I've worked at a convenience store...
2. Am I overthinking what an internship is? My friends tell me that I am. They say that it's more trivial than I make it out to be and that I shouldn't be feeling so much pressure. I can't stand the idea of going into a job and not being able to do it. What does an employer expect out of an intern anyway?
3. More trivial questions than the others, but what clothes do I wear to a career fair? My wardrobe is small and the email says "dress to impress."