STEM Internships5. Encourage Your Students to Be Prepared, Positive, Passionate, and Patient

Success in STEM fields requires tenacity, hard work, and attention to detail. Students must be prepared for and knowledgeable about the internship they want. Positivity is key during the application process as well. It is easy for students to become discouraged when they don’t get the internship they really wanted – assure them that another will come along and provide its own unique set of opportunities. Remind students that their passion is their greatest asset in any STEM field, and that they should let their passion shine through during interviews. Having patience throughout the process might be difficult, but students need to understand that the internships that are most worthwhile may take time to get.