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The organization

Your internship will be regarded by future employers as a very valuable part of your resume. It will say something about you and what your ambitions are. Employers will see this as your first work experience and look carefully at what you did and with which organizations. In an interview, they will want to know why you have chosen an internship precisely with that organization and the activities you performed. The connection of your personal profile to the profile of the work placement organization will let you feel more comfortable during your internship and show your prospective employer who you are and what you can do.

Searching for work placement organizations

Look for internship vacancies that match your desires and/or preferences which you mentioned in the self-analysis. Describe each job from the work placement organization as concrete as possible. You can follow this list of questions below to get a good picture of the organization.

  • In which sector and industry is the organization?
  • What services does the organization offer?
  • What are the objectives of the organization?
  • What is the corporate culture? What is the atmosphere? What are the core values?
  • How large is the organization?
  • What is the office or department where the training is offered?
  • How is the working environment?
  • At which location do you work?
  • What is the duration of the internship and how long you can work for them?
  • What does the organization consider you as an intern?

TIP:

to get to know an organization better, you can view their website and advertisements, ask other students about their experiences with the organization, participate in informative discussions with employees, and visits offices on open days.


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