Why can I not get an internship?

I am a third year mechanical engineering student at UCLA, I am a lead on our school’s battlebots team, have a 3.45 gpa, and have many extra curriculars. I have applied to 40+ internships. I have had one real interview, that I should hear back from next week, and two phone screenings that I am still under consideration for. I write cover letters for each position. How do i get an internship?

Don’t feel bad.

I did not get any internships until 2 months after I graduated in engineering. I graduated last May. I got an internship in July. And they put me onto a 1 year contract so I am still with them today.

I applied to 200+ full time jobs, internships, and co-ops. I kept a list. It literally was over 200 companies that I applied to. I only got 1 interview during my time at school with Kraft Foods to work in manufacturing plant. But I did not get that job. It was for an internship.

So keep applying. Only applying for 40 internships is nothing.

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2 thoughts on “Why can I not get an internship?

  1. Don’t feel bad.

    I did not get any internships until 2 months after I graduated in engineering. I graduated last May. I got an internship in July. And they put me onto a 1 year contract so I am still with them today.

    I applied to 200+ full time jobs, internships, and co-ops. I kept a list. It literally was over 200 companies that I applied to. I only got 1 interview during my time at school with Kraft Foods to work in manufacturing plant. But I did not get that job. It was for an internship.

    So keep applying. Only applying for 40 internships is nothing.
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