High school internships are a great way to boost your college application and resume.
For instance, our NSHSS Partners can help you explore different careers and gain valuable experience at the premier brands worldwide. Best of all, you don't need to restrict yourself to the typical full-time summer internship for two months when you can productively add a shorter, more concentrated (for 2-4 weeks).
By adding a winter internship to your plans, we are confident that you will truly stand out as a top talent to our partners. Please read this post for the top 5 reasons you will benefit from taking advantage of both internship seasons.
While most high school students choose to spend their winter holidays binging on streaming services and spending time with family and friends; a standout student makes the most of that free time with a winter internship that keeps them productive during their quick break.
While the average winter break is two weeks, you can still do a lot with it, such as exploring top-of-the-line internship opportunities offered by our partners, including
Wouldn't you rather spend your time keeping your brain challenged (and possibly receiving academic credit) for activities you're genuinely interested in like:
A winter internship with one of our partners is time better spent for enterprising high school students.
with peers and mentors in your field before you even start college provides you with indispensable insight into succeeding from the ground up. A winter internship can build valuable new connections when done with various NSHSS partners. It can also reinforce your existing contacts should you return to the company or organization where you did your summer internship. Adding a winter internship on top of a summer internship to your plans is an untapped opportunity to expand your network two-fold and make deeper connections and professional relationships. Impressing our leading partners, not once but twice, is the best way to open doors to potential employers or at least merit a winning recommendation.
Whether you return to the same employer as your summer internship or try one of our NSHSS partners in an entirely different field, a winter internship will broaden your horizons.
No matter your choice, having on-the-job training only strengthens your resume with additional experience that even future employers beyond college will appreciate. Taking will show your initiative to test drive different jobs or passion for a particular field. Both are impressive qualities that our partners seek out in tomorrow's top talents in various industries.
Another way to make better use of your winter break while gaining all the other benefits of a winter internship we've already mentioned is at a charity or nonprofit organization.
NSHSS partners provide ongoing support in leadership development and volunteerism. Since nonprofits may not have the resources to hire full-time to fill everything, including:
They rely on volunteers for everything. That means you will most likely find a worthwhile, short-term project that complements your professional goals. In addition, you are helping make a difference in your community or globally, which our partners wholeheartedly agree is a rewarding experience in itself.
Finally, both colleges and employers, including our , are investing in expanding their traditional summer internship programs with an additional winter internship schedule. As a result, colleges and future employers will look favorably on you taking Not only can you make an unforgettable impression, but you will create more opportunities for yourself in the long run. At the National Society of High School Scholars, along with our partners, it's something we commit to for the long term.
Since 2002, NSHSS has supported young academics on their journey to college and beyond as they prepare to become the leaders of tomorrow. The mission behind NSHSS is to recognize academic excellence and honor high-achieving students, providing them with the resources and network to excel in college, career, and community. In doing so, NSHSS connects members with global events, , college fairs, internships, career and , partner discounts, and more. Discover to student members and how you can get involved.
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