RESUME FOR INTERNSHIP: 998 Samples + 15 Templates + Writing Guide
- How to Write an Internship Resume: The Basics
- How to Write an Objective (and whether you need one!)
- Internship Resume Format
- How to Use Free Internship Resume Templates and Samples
Table of Contents
- 1 How to Write an Internship Resume: The Basics
- 2 How to write an objective statement
- 3 Internship resume format
- 4 Internship resume tips
- 5 Free Internship Resume Templates and Samples
- 5.1 15 Blank Internship Resume Templates
- 5.1.1 Internship Resume Sample 1
- 5.1.2 Internship Resume Sample 2
- 5.1.3 Internship Resume Sample 3
- 5.1.4 Internship Resume Sample 4
- 5.1.5 Internship Resume Sample 5
- 5.1.6 Internship Resume Sample 6
- 5.1.7 Internship Resume Sample 7
- 5.1.8 Internship Resume Sample 8
- 5.1.9 Internship Resume Sample 9
- 5.1.10 Internship Resume Sample 10
- 5.1.11 Internship Resume Sample 11
- 5.1.12 Internship Resume Sample 12
- 5.1.13 Internship Resume Sample 13
- 5.1.14 Internship Resume Sample 14
- 5.1.15 Internship Resume Sample 15
- 5.2 6 Internship Resumes and a Cover Letter that Landed High-Profile Jobs
- 5.3 Over 1000 resume samples and ideas
- 5.1 15 Blank Internship Resume Templates
How to Write an Internship Resume: The Basics
- Ability to communicate
- Willingness to work hard
- Problem-solving ability
- Ability to multi-task
- One page in length
- Clean, error-free, and easy to read
- Structured and written to highlight your strengths
- Immediately clear about your name and the position you are seeking
How to write an objective statement
- Public relations position in which I can use my journalism training and my years in competitive sports to promote the New York Yankees.
College recruitment intern:
- Journalism major desires to use political experience to help John Doe get elected.
- Journalism student and championship swimmer seeks position as marketing assistant to use writing skills and competitive swimming experience to raise awareness of the importance of student-athletes at State University.
- Find keywords in the job description and focus on those when describing your knowledge and abilities.
- Make your objective as unique to you as possible.
- You want to tell the company what you can do for it, not ask what it can do for you. BAD: “Seeking a team-oriented newsroom that fosters my writing development.” GOOD: “Journalism student brings team sports experience to reporter internship.”
- Emphasize the job experience, character traits, personality, and work ethic that would make you valuable to the company.
- Do not write in first person. Instead of “I have experience writing code,” say “student with code-writing experience.” It’s almost always best to leave out adjectives and personal pronouns.
Internship resume format
- Relevant Coursework
- Relevant Experience
- Professional Experience
- Honors & Activities
- Display your name, email address, and phone number prominently. (Make sure your voicemail greeting is appropriate.)
- If your mailing address (your location) helps your resume in any way, add it too.
- If you have a strong LinkedIn profile, include the URL to your page.
- Don’t use a silly email address. One that includes your name is best.
- Make it clear you are seeking a specific position.
- State what you can do for them, not what they can do for you.
- Use keywords from the company’s website or the internship description.
- Start with the degree you are currently working toward. Note the date you expect to graduate. For example, “B.A. expected in June 2017.”
- List your previous degrees in reverse chronological order, including the name and location of each institution attended.
- Include majors, minors, or areas of specialty for each degree.
- Include your high school only if you want to highlight its academic reputation or if its location is relevant to the internship.Example:
State College (Expected graduation: Spring 2017)Bachelor of Arts in Communication. English minor. Concentration on public relations.
- Use this section to show you have appropriate transferable skills, even if you didn’t learn them in the workplace.
- Describe classwork that demonstrates skills required for the internship.
- Include class projects that bolster your value to the employer.Example:
- Sports writing
- Communicating Effectively: Increased traffic to college’s SportsTalk website through Search Engine Optimization
- Public Speaking
- Video for the Web: Filmed an athlete training for a triathlon
- Write a strong summary of your qualifications. Start sentences with active verbs whenever possible.
- Align what you have to offer with what the employer wants.
- List the skills that are most important to the internship you are applying for.
- Be creative. You’d be surprised how many life skills transfer to job skills.
- Include proficiencies as well as interpersonal skills.Example:
- Proficient in Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and Excel
- Experience with online research
- Bilingual: Fluent in English and Spanish
- Include experience that’s relevant to the internship. If you are applying for a job in sports marketing, for example, describe your summers working at the baseball stadium.
- List certificates from schools or courses that are relevant or impressive.
- Describe situations in which you were a leader or an innovator.Example:
- Directed setup of political candidate’s County Fair booth
- Designed website for Junior Fair Queen candidate
- Completed Great Lakes Bike Tour
- You can minimize the fact that you don’t have much relevant job experience by highlighting transferable skills. For instance, working at a fast-food restaurant requires much more than bagging burgers. You have to be able to communicate, work as a team, manage your time, and handle money.
- Show results of your work.
- Use active verbs whenever you can.
- Tie professional experience back to objective.Example:
North Rec Swimming Pool, Amherst, Ohio (Summers of 2012, 2013, 2014)Head Lifeguard
- Drew up plans that led to expanding swimming lessons to infants
- Created Facebook page for pool
- Taught classes of up to 12 youngsters how to swim
- Used Microsoft Office to make posters for annual swim meet
Honors and Activities
- List awards and academic honors you have received.
- Highlight specific affiliations and volunteer work relevant to the internship you are seeking.Example:
- Dean’s list, State University (Fall 2013, Spring 2014)
- National Merit Semi-Finalist
- Junior Rotary Club member (2012 to present)
- Nursing home volunteer: Distributed lunches, assisted with daily bingo games (2010)
Internship resume tips
- Make sure you know the basic rules that apply to all resumes.
- List the experiences most relevant to the internship on your resume.
- Internships are offered year-round, not just in the summer.
- Got your eye on interning for a specific company? Check out their intern opportunities online and research what the company looks for in employees.
- Seeking an internship with a particular job title? Switch up the wording to find more opportunities. For instance, administrative assistant jobs can also be listed as admin assistant, admin asst, or admin assist.
- The more internships you can squeeze into your college years, the more you will learn, and the better job candidate you will make.