A good resume will not get you an internship -- but a bad resume could keep you from one!
- Resume samples - from the University Career Center @ UMD
- RESUME GUIDE AND TEMPLATE - created by Angela :) This can be used as a starting point for general guidelines and formatting, including what to include and how to list them!
- How to Build a CV - how to successfully represent yourself, from How2Become.com
- The Muse also has a great resume template.
Cover letter resources
- Cover Letter Guide & Sample Cover Letter - from the University Career Center @ UMD
- How to Write a Cover Letter: The All-Time Best Tips - from The Muse
- The Best Cover Letter Examples for Every Type of Job Seeker - from The Muse
Other job application resources:
- Email correspondence - from Virginia Tech
- Writing samples - from American University
- How to ask a professor for a letter of recommendation - from St. Olaf College
- Possible interview questions - from the Univ of Michigan
- Professionalism - presenting your best self, from UM Career Center
- include a high-quality, error-free resume. The thinking goes: if you are not taking care with your resume, then what's to say you will take care with your work?
- include a carefully-prepared cover letter that addresses the requirements of the internship and your unique qualifications for it, including your long-term goals, and personal interests.
- are appropriate to your background. Apply during early college career for less selective (often unpaid) internships to build the expertise necessary to qualify for more advanced (well-paid) internships later on. Do not spend time applying for internships you are clearly not ready for -- but do keep the information on file for next year's round of applications!