How to Find Internships on Social Media Websites


Last Updated: September 5, 2022
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A dream internship can make your college experience even better! More importantly, it gives you a peek into your future work world! Even a short stint with a company you love will help you get a clear idea of what you want your future career to look like.

The good news is, amazing internships are almost everywhere. And here’s the best part – your social media accounts can lead you right to them! Most businesses now have a digital presence and use social media to reach out to their target audience. If they’re looking to hire freshers or interns, they just might post it on social media. Here’s how you grab those opportunities and finally land that internship you’ve been eyeing!


However, before we help you land a great internship, give these questions some thought:

  • What are you passionate about?
  • Which field interests you the most?
  • Is there a particular company you want to work with?
  • What are your strengths?

Once you have the answers to these questions, it will be much easier to shortlist the companies you want to work for and get that dream internship!

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Follow your dream company, or join the right industry groups. When you’re joining industry groups, don’t just follow the page; become an active member. Flaunt your skills, share the right content and help people in the community. Once you’ve been accepted as a valued part of the group, put up a post asking companies if they are looking for interns. You just might receive an offer from someone!.

If you want to work for a certain firm, follow their page, like and share their content, and leave comments. You may also DM them to inquire about internship opportunities. Tell them how you love what they do and why you want to be a part of their organisation.   

Pro tip: Facebook has started a mentorship programme that caters to people looking for professional advice and jobs. Join this programme to connect with industry professionals.



While Instagram may be your go-to page for memes and beautiful pictures, it can also help you land your dream internship. Follow pages relevant to the field you want an internship in but more importantly, follow the right hashtags! Organizations searching for interns use hashtags such as #indiainterns, #internships, #internsneeded, and so on. Following these hashtags will keep you up to date whenever a new opportunity comes up.

If you’re looking to work with a particular company, follow their stories. Most organisations put up stories like “looking for interns,” which you can reply to. The best part about using Instagram to land an internship is using your profile as a portfolio! So, make sure you post the right stuff on your account and send a DM to the company you want to work with.

Pro tip: You can also follow employees from a company you like. They are likely to put out job posts for their team from time to time.

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While you can maintain an approach similar to Instagram for Twitter, keep in mind that Twitter has a much wider and diverse audience. Apart from following useful hashtags, learn how to express yourself in 280 characters. Share your views, showcase your creativity. Share the right content on Twitter and comment on threads talking about topics you’re interested in.

Twitter allows you to engage in conversation with anyone by tagging them to your tweet, which makes it a great place to build a network. Who knows, you might get an opportunity from someone within your network! Follow and engage with companies you’re interested in and look for opportunities that might show up.

Pro tip: Make sure you look up trending hashtags in the field you’re interested in, and tweet stuff related to it. You can even tag your favourite organisations in these tweets.



This is a purely professional platform; almost 95% of recruiters use LinkedIn to find candidates. You will find a long list of internships listed under the ‘Jobs’ section. To find the right one, keep the following pointers in mind:

Check the ‘actively looking’ button on your profile. It’s easier for companies to reach out to you when they know you are actively looking for internships.

Before you make yourself visible to employers, check your profile. Your LinkedIn profile is like your CV so, make sure your qualifications and certificates are listed out.

Collect references from your high school and college instructors, as well as anybody with whom you have previously worked or volunteered. References help recruiters understand what you bring to the table, and show you as a reliable hire.

Pro tip: If you don’t see a job posting in the field you’re interested in, use the company email ID provided on the organisation’s LinkedIn profile to email them for an internship opportunity with a cool cover letter and CV.

Your Final Checklist


Social media is a dynamic platform. Managing your profile with the goal of landing your dream internship could get overwhelming at times. Just keep these five checkpoints in mind and you’ll be sorted.

When on social media, remember to:

  1. Actively share relevant content at least thrice a week. Don’t go overboard, or you might get unfollowed or chucked from a group for spamming.
  2. Utilise relevant hashtags. Keep a tab on the hashtags trending in your field, and use them in your posts.
  3. Flaunt your passion by posting about events or workshops you attend.
  4. Highlight your strengths. References can help you with this.
  5. Make sure your profile stands out by adding a video resume or an online campaign to it.

Focus on your dream internship and keep the above pointers in mind. It is necessary to stay motivated or you might miss an opportunity if you fizzle out midway. One way to do so is to look for an internship in a field you’re really interested in. If you are still confused about your strengths and how they connect with your interests, reach out to us; we are happy to help!

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