Timelines and Steps
After filling out the application above and having a parent sign our online consent form, students will hear within two weeks if they have been accepted into the program or not. We would love to take every student who applies, but we have a limited number of spots this year and will be prioritizing candidates who are a good fit for the existing internship roles in our portfolio. Students who are not accepted will receive an email encouraging them to apply again for our next cohort.
Students who are accepted will have one week to use our search platform to find five opportunities they would be happy to be matched with and fill out a form stating why they are interested in the opportunities they have chosen and what their most relevant previous experience is. They will also be asked to submit any relevant sample materials, such as a writing or graphic design sample.
After submitting their opportunity choices, students will have a week to complete a brief professional training module. Within about four weeks, we will connect them via email for an interview with the opportunity they have selected that has the most available spots. Students will be responsible for CCing StandOut Search on all emails with the opportunity during the matching process so that we can track their progress. Students who consistently fail to CC us on emails with the opportunity will be dropped from the program.
Once a student is accepted to an opportunity, they will be able to start their summer internship at their earliest convenience. Most internships will run for two to three months between June or July and August. Throughout their internship experience, students will be expected to respond to surveys from StandOut Search so that we can ensure that they are having a good experience. For a step-by-step guide to the matching process, please view our Instructions Page below.