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Asked by Catherine on October 16, 2017

I had an internship that I had to leave so that I go back to school and I'm interested in interning there again. What are good ways to get my employers to consider me again?

Answered by Jacob, Hiring Expert at Textron Inc., on October 18, 2017

The first step is reach out and make contact.  Showing interest gets you back in the loop with updates on openings.  If the employer does not know you are interested, then you are not floating in the mix for another internship with them.  I would send an email to your supervisor or whoever it is in HR that can help push you forward to opportunities available.  In the email, I would suggest you mention takeaways from your internship and that you are truly interested in this field of study or work.  Ask what opportunities they have available that you can apply again for due to your strong interest.  Do some research online as well and see what positions are open for next summer so that you can mention some roles that interest you.  Hope that helps!

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Answered by Ashley, Hiring Expert at Cardinal Health, on November 8, 2017

I would agree with everything Jacob said. The first step would be to make contact with your former supervisor or recruiting contact. Prior to doing this though, I think it's important to ensure you are familiar with the opportunities they have available. It is best to be direct in your message and your goals for returning to the company. When reaching out, I would try to demonstrate your passion for returning to the company and showcase how the skills you learned in your previous internship will help make you successful, along with the additional coursework you have taken since leaving the position. As always, ensure you attach the most up-to-date version of your resume. If the company has their internship positions posted online, I would ensure you submit an application there as well.
Good luck!

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