If you are a high school senior or college student who is looking for an internship, you may sometimes feel overwhelmed about where to start. There are so many avenues that you could go down, some of which could affect the trajectory of your education or future career. Instead of being paralyzed by indecision, take a minute to look at your personal interests, and then study what internship could fit into those interests. For example, are you someone who loves animals and has an interest in veterinary sciences? You may want to look into getting a veterinary internship.
After thinking about your interests, you will want to investigate what you can expect when working in that field. To help you figure out how to do this in any field, here is an example using a veterinary internship.
What will the work be?
In order to understand exactly what work you may be asked to do, you may want to shadow someone who is currently working through a veterinary internship. If you find their work engaging and exciting, that is a great sign that you have found the internship for you. If you find yourself getting squeamish, extremely stressed, or afraid, you may want to look in a different field.
Are they any reasons why it wouldn't work?
You may want to ask someone working in the field for reasons they find their job to be challenging. For example, if they say that it is hard to work on their feet constantly, and you sometimes have a hard time on your feet, that would obviously not be a job for you. A few reasons of why it might not work in a veterinary clinic could be allergies, fear of animals, or getting squeamish when cleaning up after animals.
Are there paid positions?
Before you sign up for a voluntary internship, you should know that many interns do get paid for their work. While some clinics may make you feel like a servant, some will be willing to pay you for your hard work. Make sure to look around for options.
Is this something that you would enjoy doing for a semester or longer? If so, you may want to talk to veterinary clinics in your area to see if they are offering veterinary internships. Finding an internship where you thrive can lead to enjoyable times at work, as well as a leg up on a career you may enjoy throughout your life.Share
28 May 2020
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