What is an internship?
An internship is an on-site work experience that is either directly related to your major field of study or your career interest. It can be paid or unpaid, and held during the summer or throughout the academic year.
What are the benefits of an internship?When is a good time to start looking for an internship?
If you mean during which year of academic study, the second semester of your freshman year is not too soon. Allow yourself at least one semester of academic study to adjust to the
rigors of life at UC Berkeley. Then, depending on your major, GPA, and courseload requirements, you may be ready to intern. Remember that your academic work is always your first priority.
If you mean at which point during the year, the Career Center receives internship listings continually. It's probably best to begin your internship search the semester prior to your
desired placement. That way, you'll have time to respond to listed positions and initiate contacts on your own as well. Lead time can give you a competitive edge when it comes to composing
an effective cover letter or tailoring your resume to a desired internship.
How can I get a job or internship if I have no experience?
Employers value skills developed through academic work, volunteer experiences, extracurricular experiences, or other experiences which demonstrate skills useful in work. Not all of these skills are job type specific; some of these skills are general such as communication skills and analytical skills, and can transfer to different settings. And routine types of student jobs can demonstrate to employers that you have been a successful employee. Obtaining internships and is another great way to bridge this gap.
If a job does require some very specific experience, you might consider finding a more routine position in a setting similar to where you would eventually like to hold a job with greater responsibilities.
How many hours can I work as a student?
If possible, wait to commit to a job until you have a feeling for how much time you have beyond coursework, extracurricular activities, and some time for yourself. And note that our office receives job listings year-round and also receives short-term, project positions which do not require a long-term commitment. When classes are in session, students are advised to work no more than 20 hours/week.
Can I get any financial support from Brainovision?
Unfortunately, the Brainovision cannot provide financial support to interns. All expenses connected with the internship will have to be borne by the intern or any sponsoring institution.
It is strongly suggested that you contact external institutions, organizations, foundations that may offer financial support for Brainovision internship.
Do I get a certificate?
Yes, all selected candidates who have completed an internship receive a certificate stating the period of the internship and the name of the department or office to which the intern was assigned.
How long is the Brainovision Internship Programme?
The duration of Brainovision internships is between minimum 3 weeks and maximum of 5 weeks.