Skip Nav
The Genius Reason You Should Take a Photo of Your Stove Before You Travel
This Homemade Drain Cleaner Will Banish Clogs For Good
Harry Potter
17 Things You Never Knew About the Wizarding World of Harry Potter, From a Former Employee

Tips For Post-College Interns

Interning Isn't Just For College Kids Anymore

When I think of an intern, I picture myself during college earning little or no money with the ultimate goal of graduating with a competitive resume. It seems my perception is now outdated, and an intern could be somebody just like the modern me — except without a job.

Unemployed workers with several years of experience under their belts are filling the role of unpaid Summer interns in more offices than you'd think, motivated by the possibility of gaining new skills and expanding their networks. If you're contemplating applying for an internship and don't fit the typical college kid mold, The Wall Street Journal has a few tips for finding success in this role.

  • "Be modest. While you have managed subordinates in the past, recognize that you’re there to learn."
  • "Leave age out of it. Treat your younger intern counterparts as equals to avoid brewing resentment."
  • "Play it cool. Don’t try to sell your ideas or ask about a permanent job until the stint’s about to end—and only if it’s gone well."
Image Source: Getty
Join The Conversation
Hot Guys Who Died on Game of Thrones
Why You Should Take Entry-Level Jobs
Maisie Williams and Ollie Jackson Pictures
Camila Alves Family Pictures
From Our Partners
Latest Afforable DIY & Organization
All the Latest From Ryan Reynolds