Answered by Natesa, Hiring Expert at Textron Inc., on Wednesday, July 11, 2018
Thanks for asking! This is a question many people have. Typically, recruiters are looking to see if you’ve had experiences that will transfer to a potential role. A lack of formal internship experience usually won’t hurt your chances of getting a job, as long as you can display the “work” that you did and discuss how those experiences relate to the role you are applying for. Like Merron mentioned above, you can display this under “Volunteer” on your resume, or simply title the section “Previous Experience.” Recruiters want to see that you’ve been developing your skills. Whether through a formal internship, volunteer experiences, or Summer classes – all three take a driven individual.