5 Ways to Search for an Internship


My days in the office at Modern Luxury have come to an end, BUT I am excited to still be apart of their events over the fall semester. If you work hard, it will show and you will be able to land awesome opportunities in the long run. Weird to think that I won’t be AS busy during the school year but it is so nice to still be apart of the magazine in some way. It looks good on your resume and show that you have stayed with the company for a long period of time. Modern Luxury was my third internship I have had since I have been in school, and I am about to start my fourth year of college.

My first internship was in Marketing and Styling with a bridal boutique, I did a pretty good job there that they had hired me on as a part-time Stylist and a Social Media Coordinator with their boutique. My second internship was Assistant Editing and Social Media for a blog. My current internship is with Modern Luxury Magazine and my position I withhold is a Marketing and PR intern. I will be graduating with a degree in Fashion Business and Marketing. When I was looking for jobs and internships over the last four years, I was always searching for something up my that alley. With this being said, here are..

5 Ways to Search for an Internship

  1. Use your school as your #1 resource. Columbia is always sending out e-mails to update students with new job or internship opportunities. We also have a portal called Handshake — where companies and business are posting through one of our school portals looking for help and assistance for internship opportunities. Make sure to ask your school if you have this kind of resource!
  2. Make sure you have a professional / updated resume and cover letter on hand to give to employers. You can go that extra mile and even have business cards printed out. You never know who you’re gonna run into when you’re out!
  3. Do your research and subscribe to any newsletters that are relatable to your field of study. Because I have an interest in Fashion and blogging, so I am subscribed to The Everygirl. Sometimes in their news letters they are posting about new job opportunities!
  4. E-MAIL AROUND. This is how I received TWO out of the THREE of my internships. It doesn’t hurt to put yourself out there and e-mail employers. Introduce yourself, request if they are in need of any interns or assistants, and send over your resume and cover letter.
  5. Always check LinkedIn, Internships.com, and even Craigslist (I know, weird. BUT one of my friends got an opportunity off of it).

I loved learning how to work in a fast paced environment at the magazine. Because there were a handful of us interns, we were able to get the job done fast. But sometimes at events when something didn’t go as expected, we all had to think quick on our feet. Modern Luxury has opened a new door for me and gave me the reassurance of how happy I am about what I chose to go to school for. I now know for certain that working at a magazine (preferably a fashion and lifestyle magazine) is something that I would like to pursue in the future. Thank you to our mama bear, Tess, for being so patient with us this summer and teaching us all she knows about this industry. I can’t wait for what the future has in store for me!


xoxo — Bree

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