I am a [redacted] year graduate student working towards a PhD in [redacted chemistry field]. [redacted] I was pondering the idea of doing summer internships during grad school to get experience and hopefully make connections. My PI is fully supportive. Do you have any feedback/recommendations/or any general input?
Thanks for your message - it's a good question. Before you begin, make sure to have a resume and a cover letter and an introductory e-mail/phone message.
- Network your way into a summer internship through your PI/your institutions' connections.
- Find summer internships through online postings, either through general websites (such as C&EN Jobs) or through the companies themselves.
Both are difficult, but #1 may prove to be somewhat more fruitful. Cheers, CJReaders, did you do an industrial internship during graduate school? How did you apply? Let's hear it.