/ Asked by Lily
I'm a junior in college earning a degree in Chemical Engineering. What are my chances of getting an internship in the spring instead of summer? How should I find spring internships?
Answered by Heather, Hiring Expert at The Hershey Company, on Thursday, May 21, 2015
A Spring Internship is definitely offered at some companies, however the selection won't be as large as the Summer sessions. 
I suggest you use a job aggregator like Indeed or SimplyHired & search for keywords like internship, intern or co-op and add the word Spring.  

A little sourcing trick to help you out - copy & paste the search string in to the job boards or Google  
(intern OR internship OR "co-op") AND spring 

Great Degree by the way! 
Answered by Stephanie, Hiring Expert at Asurion, on Thursday, May 21, 2015
Some companies have a set intern program that follows a process/timeline that is restrictive to summer. Other companies are more relaxed with their internship positions and are excited to hire an intern, no matter the season. I would suggest utilizing your university network by speaking to professors, career center staff, and other students to ask if they know of companies willing to hire an intern in the spring. Also, reach out to friends and family who may have connections at company they can introduce you to. Sometimes opportunities are created by you expressing interest, rather than finding an existing opportunity. 
Answered by John, Hiring Expert at DuPont, on Tuesday, May 26, 2015
Thanks for your question.

Companies do hire spring interns, but obviously summer interns are much more common.  Companies that hire students outside the summer months may hire them as cooperative education students.  Students may start their assignment in the spring and then continue through the summer.  Inquire with your career services center or chemical engineering department to see if your college/university supports co-op programs.

If you want to do a spring internship, use the early fall career fairs and information sessions at your school to determine which employers have opportunities.  Some employers may know during the early fall events.  Some might not know for sure until later in the fall.

All the best with your search. 
Answered by Kaitlin, Hiring Expert at Textron Inc., on Wednesday, June 3, 2015
There are definitely companies that hire current students for spring internships versus summer internships.  I would recommend beginning to look this summer and then throughout the fall for positions that are being posted for the upcoming spring semester.  There will not be many spring internship postings just because the summer internships are more popular.  When you go back to school in the fall I would recommend scheduling a meeting with your Career Services department.  They are a great resource for internships and full-time jobs.  They will have many connections in your field of work that will potentially have spring internships available.  Best of luck!
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