In the last article, we read about this course on getting software engineering internship and jobs. The course contains series of articles on internships and jobs right from the preparation plan to the first day of the job. If you are visiting this page directly I’d suggest you go and check out the roadmap for Software engineering jobs. (Link to Roadmap)
So let’s get started!
Many students ask me, what is the perfect time to apply for internships. So in this article we are going to discuss the ideal time and in which year of engineering you should look for an internship.
Ideal time for Internship
Most of the big companies hire summer and winter interns both. Results indicate that 65-70% companies hire interns year-round and 35% employers hire 5+ interns. Students generally look for summer internships and most of the companies and startups offer summer internships. So overall summer internships are much more common than winter internships as winter vacation duration is quite short compared to summer vacation.
So, The ideal time is the summer vacation and you’ll have more weeks to spend at the company and learn more. Now let’s talk about the year of engineering.
As you all would be already knowing, students generally look for internships and do internships after 3rd year and before the final year (Winter). Many students (me included) do apply and intern in 2nd year as well. It totally depends on your knowledge and how strong is your resume. If you have done something, if you have achieved something in your 2nd year then definitely you should apply for internships in 2nd-year vacations.
Final Words: Best time to apply for an internship is the summer vacation mostly after 3rd year. If you have the knowledge and you are very good at something specific (Web development, UI, UX or any specific field), you can and you should look for an internship in your 2nd year as well.
And, Ideal time for jobs?
What if I am late for an internship?
- Ideal time
- For summer Internship: October – Feb, at the end of the third year or 2nd year.
- For Winter Internship: July – September
- For full-time Job: Anytime
- New-Grad role: After August every year.