There are no standard dates for applying for summer internships, but the best advice is to apply early. Unlike typical jobs, applying for college internships often starts long before the internship begins. It’s not rare to find applications beginning in the fall of the year prior to the summer internships when universities often hold their career fairs. Some companies and government agencies don’t accept applications received after October of the prior year. Consequently, it’s a wise idea to get started as soon as possible, as the competition for internships has been extremely competitive in the last few years. Even so, that doesn’t mean if you find yourself in April or even May looking for an internship that you’re out of luck. Companies’ needs change, and it’s not surprising to find companies with last-minute needs even beginning in summer.
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