HOW TO GET AN INTERNSHIP TO GET EXPERIENCE - BUT THAT INTERNSHIP ALSO REQUIRES EXPERIENCE

Because feck if I know.
  1. Know somebody.
    So far this is all I got. And it literally makes me want to throw up.
  2. Apply anyway.
    It can't hurt to do so and if you show that you're a good candidate and that you care enough to try, you might go far.
    Suggested by   @kaitmaree
  3. Line Dancing? ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
    Suggested by   @michael_circa91
  4. Offer to be a dancing lobster. Gotta start somewhere.
    Suggested by   @lesleyann
  5. Networking events
    You could be the youngest one there, but that makes it even better cause then people are really impressed and want to help you. This worked for me :)
    Suggested by   @jenilee
  6. Be yourself!
    Trust that the employers for whom you're wanting to work know what kind of employee they want or need! There will always be 5000+ people with more experience than you, who may be, on paper, more deserving of the job. You can't control that. All you can do is be yourself and hope that, for this one role, you fit the criteria for what is being searched- off or on paper. It's hard to enjoy a role that you do not suit. If you don't get it, chances are high that you would not have enjoyed it anyways.
    Suggested by   @celeste
  7. Make the extra effort
    I had 5 internships when I was in college. A production company I ended up interning for said they were setting up phone interviews with perspective out of town students. I told them I would happen to be in NYC a certain day and made the 3.5 hour trip each way to do the interview in person. I feel that helped a lot.
    Suggested by   @tmarchewski
  8. Check in with your school's alumni network
    Not sure what other schools are like but Penn State has a baller internship office in the college of comm where they put you in touch with alumni and what not. Alums usually want to help. They also had files on every place a student has ever interned and somewhat updated contact info for each place.
    Suggested by   @tmarchewski
  9. Come prepared to the interview and have a positive can do attitude. Give examples of how you worked hard and were a team player in the past. I will hire candidates that are hard workers and have great attitudes over pedigree every day of the week.
    Suggested by   @schmom