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The Complete Idiot's Guide® To Getting Government Jobs by Partnership for Public Service

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When to Apply for Internships

If you’re looking for a summer internship, you should start searching between November and January to give yourself ample time to complete the application process—and to meet the often early deadlines. This is extremely important because these internships fill up fast. If you wait until spring to apply for a summer internship, it’s likely you will miss the boat.
Internships run throughout the year, so if you are applying for the fall, winter, or spring term, always start the application process at least six months in advance of when you want to start your internship. Internships are most competitive in the summer months, since students are typically out of class and searching for work experience. So if you can ...

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