May 8, 2013
It is important for beauty students to get salon internships in order to hone the skills they acquire in beauty school. In some cosmetology schools, internships are a vital requirement that all students have to fulfill in order to graduate. However, it is not always easy to find an opportunity to intern under a licensed cosmetologist. Nevertheless, you can take some measures to ensure you get an internship opportunity this summer in order to improve your beauty care skills and boost your chances of finding a job after graduation.
How to Get Summer Salon Internships
To improve your chances of securing a summer internship, that the following measures:
Starting Your Internship Search Early
In the beauty care industry, there are more internship opportunities in the summer than in the winter. In order to ensure that they have enough interns in the summer, some salon owners start advertising for internship positions as early as November. In view of this, you should consider contacting various beauty care professional organizations or your schools career services office to find out which salons recruit early and start dropping your resume at such salons during your winter break.
One of the best methods of identifying numerous internship opportunities before the summer break is by asking your friends, family members and college instructors to be on the lookout for such opportunities and keep you informed if they come across such opportunities. However, it is important to inform your network of family members and friends about the type of internship you are interested in since there are numerous internships in the beauty care sector that may not match your interests or area of study.
Summer Internship Advertisements
If you do not have time to visit all the salons in your area to look for an internship, ensure you keep checking your local newspaper for ads on beauty shop internships. However, after identifying such ads, you may still need to visit the salons physically in order to confirm if various internship opportunities match your career interests. At Avalon Cosmetology School, we have an internship resources department that provides students with information on available internship opportunities as well as providing tips on identifying suitable internship opportunities.
Attending Cosmetology Career Fairs
If you want to narrow down your search for the perfect summer internship opportunity ensure you visit career fairs in your area. One of the reasons why various employers participate in such fairs is to identify potential employees and interns. If you attend such career fairs, you can identify employers who provide services that match your career interests and express your interest in interning with them.
Finding an appropriate summer internship can be a grueling task. However, the benefits that such an internship can offer in terms of your future career are vast. As such, ensure you do all that you can to identify and apply for salon internships by using the above tips and making personal visits to various employers. We at Avalon school of cosmetology run a beauty salon that helps our students gain valuable experience. If you would like to volunteer as summer salon intern in the beauty salon, we may be able to make that happen.