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Announcing the Internship Development Guide

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We are excited to announce that we have completed the first edition of Capstone's Internship Development Guide, which provides step-by-step guidance to help students develop their own research internships. We believe in the benefits of internships, and we have helped many students over the years successfully obtain them using the approach presented in this book.

Written by former research scientist and Capstone co-founder, Dr. Shelley Enger, students will learn how to identify researchers in their area of interest who are also likely to be good mentors. They will learn how to study the researcher’s work, write a cover letter, create a resume, and contact and respond to the mentor. They will also learn about the rights and responsibilities of being an intern and how to make the most of their experience.

While the focus of the eBook is the research internship, the process students learn is broadly applicable to applying for other types of internship and paid jobs. College students who are applying to graduate school or are already in graduate school can also use this process to identify and communicate with a prospective faculty advisor.

If you have any questions about the content of this eBook or how it can benefit you, please reach out to Capstone at And be sure to sign up for our comprehensive Internship Development Workshop (no payment required at sign up), which takes place every January!

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