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The implementation of an intership during your studies in economics is highly recommended. 

Doing an internship gives you work experience and is regarded by employers as a valuable supplement to your degree program. In addition, it helps you find out whether that job or organization is really as enjoyable and right for you as you thought it was. During an internship, you gain a lot of practical knowledge while also and especially developing your skills and personal competencies. These are the selection criteria, in addition to the right degree program, that employers find important. An internship can provide a serious student with an inside look into the career or industry they are interested in pursuing. The work is hard and the hours are long, but the experience you gain could last a lifetime.

Finding an internship

There are various ways to find an internship post. You can use your own network or, for example, approach lecturers. The following websites can help you in your search for an internship post:

Additionally you can send out unsolicited applications to companies you like. You can search for companies near by in the internet, at the job centre, and have a look at the WISU intern-guide.  

Applying for an internship

Applying for an internship includes developing and targeting your resume and cover letter and providing the employer with a list of references. Developing an effective resume and cover letter are key to getting to the next stage of the process - obtaining an interview.

Prepare a separate resume that targets your qualifications to each internship. Most companies want to hire students who are intellectually curious and demonstrate academic achievement in the field they are applying to. Also include details about volunteer positions or significant accomplishments in school. Your application for an internship should be as serious and professional as an application for a job or university program.