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Where do internships fit on my resume?


There seems to be a few questions regarding resumes on here of late, and I’m thinking “why not send you another one.”
My question is regarding advertising internships. Where do you put them on your resume? Do you squeeze them in amongst your paying job employment history, which may possibly suggest that you were an actual employee at an agency. And since I have yet to actually have a job in the biz, would I want my internships to be nestled beside a stint at Mickey D’s? Do you put them with other non paying work you’ve done, alongside volunteering at the home for blind retired plumbers? Or do you put them in a section where they stand on their own?

intro Where do internships fit on my resume?We think of an internship as a valuable experience that means you’ve had real experience in an agency, so it’s appropriate to list it along with any other advertising experience, not lumped with sorry summer jobs (skip them anyway, unless it makes for entertainment value.) As you haven’t had a paying job in advertising yet, put the internships front and center.

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