2. Suggest Social Media
Students are pros at using social media, but may not think of it as a resource in their internship hunt. Guide your students to look for a Facebook page for a science program in which they are interested and post an inquiry. They can even use Twitter to tweet on a prospective company’s page that they are interested in an internship. Other outlets like LinkedIn and Google+ can also provide a direct line to companies and allow students to make a strong first impression. Just remind them to ensure that their own social media accounts project a professional and responsible persona before exploring this route.