The New York Times identified the Top 20 Fields for Internships: Get Your Skills On
(FEB. 3, 2017)
“This is high season for securing a summer internship, an essential talent pipeline for employers and steppingstone for students.
Postings peak in March, with 30,443 advertised positions in March 2016…But before sending that résumé, take a good hard look at what’s on it.
“Employers are being a lot more specific about the skills they expect from interns,” says Scott Bittle, a spokesman at Burning Glass Technologies, a research company that visits more than 40,000 websites a day to collect employer postings for internships. For example, students are expected to show up versed in particular software. But the top crossover skill: project management, which requires people skills.”
Look what made it into the top 10:
Social media, marketing, Adobe Photoshop, Facebook, market research
MEDIA, COMMUNICATIONS, PUBLIC RELATIONS (28,140)
Social media, journalism, Adobe Photoshop, marketing, technical writing and editing
DATA ANALYTICS (26,438)
Data analysis, data collection, market research, mathematics, project management
A version of this article appears in print on February 5, 2017, on Page ED2 of Education Life with the headline: Get Your Skills On.