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Unpaid Internships

By max98037 ·
I am a network technology student and have decided that I would like to complete an unpaid internship before graduating. I have been told that the best way to become an IT professional is with experience and the only way to make it a win-win situation for the employer is to offer my contribution at no charge.
I have to admit it has been much more difficult than I had first thought it would be. Getting through the HR department for a response from anyone is a real challenge.
Does anyone have any advice on how to find an internship? Would I get far by trying to bypass HR and just ask the receptionist to transfer me to the Director of IT, or would this just be obnoxious?
Also, if anyone out there is looking for a reliable, enthusiastic free laborer for their Seattle area IT department, please contact me: max@maxklim.8m.com
I have an online resume, too: www.maxklim.8m.com
Thank you, Max Klim

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Try smaller places

by Marence In reply to Unpaid Internships

Small companies with an IT staff of 3 or 4 would love to get an intern - and the HR department is usually 1 person. Call and ask for the IT director, and offer your services. It may not hold the luster that a big corporation does, but you'll probably get a lot more real-life hands on experience.

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