FINDING A SPONSOR FOR INTERNSHIPSBe aware that this is sometimes a difficult and lengthy process. Please plan ahead and get required paperwork signed by the required due dates.
When working in an internship, mentees must have an outside sponsor in addition to their school mentor. Your sponsor is your contact/supervisor at your internship site. (Note this cannot be a relative) Your mentor and parents must approve this sponsor before further planning takes place.
How do you find an appropriate sponsor?
Once you have found your areas of interest, investigate where the best place(s) would be to work and, consequently, who would be the best outside person with whom to work.
Search the current sponsor list by category; click on any which interest you.
- Architecture & Design
- Assisted Living Facility
- Auction House
- Community Service
- Consulting services
- Event Planning
- Fitness studio
- Health & Wellness
- Health and Wellness
- Home Decor/Design
- Internet Startup
- Law Enforcement
- Renewable Energy Developer
- Start up entrepreneur
- Video production
Work with your mentor to create a set of criteria you can use to make the best decision.
Visit each site. Talk to people about working there. Does it seem like a good place to work? Is it a good fit for you?
Give your potential sponsor a copy of SPONSOR’S ROLE from the website.