Thursday, August 1, 2013

The Hunt

It's the first day of August, and I have a little over four weeks until I move back to New York to start my second year at Hofstra. With the new semester comes the search for a new internship, but unfortunately finding one isn't as easy as it was the first time.

My summer internship at Newsweek was the only internship I applied for. I've now applied to a few for the fall, and haven't heard back from any of them. This isn't unheard of- most people are rejected by dozens of potential employers. I have friends who are entering their junior year who still haven't had an internship.

However, I still really want an internship for the fall. I arranged my schedule to have class only on Tuesdays and Thursdays, leaving Monday, Wednesday, and Friday open to intern full-time. Even if I don't get an internship I'll have those days completely free to do homework, study, and possibly work, but I'd prefer an internship. 

I've applied to the French Institute: Alliance Fran├žais, the Committee to Protect Journalists, and NBC. I've already been rejected by NBC (or rather, they decided not to "pursue" my application at the time, which only means I'll keep applying!), and haven't heard back from FIAF or CPJ. 

I'm one of those people who will bombard your inbox with e-mails until I get a response, even if the answer is "no." I'm less worried about rejection and more worried that I've been relegated to the spam folder or my response simply hasn't gone through. 

So, I'll keep applying and keep e-mailing until I've exhausted my resources. Time to keep hunting!

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