In today’s job market, having a college internship (or three) under your belt can be a big help when you’re trying to land a full-time job after graduation. Job boards are brimming with unpaid internships, with companies doing everything they can to cut costs. But don’t scoff at an opportunity just because it doesn’t come with a paycheck. College internships are often the only way to learn skills not covered in the classroom. Plus, your college may even require you to complete at least one internship for school credit as part of your major. So how do you make your cover letter (yes, you need one!) and resume stand out to overburdened assistants?

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