Internships for HS Students - Personal Statement

Everything you need to know about the personal statement requirement.

Your personal statement topics are as follows and should not exceed 3 paragraphs:

Please describe a personal experience that prompted your interest in your chosen fields. What attracts you to this potential career path? Why do you want to do an internship? Why do you want to do an internship this summer?

Pro Tip #1: Pay attention to how they phrased the personal statement topics and remember your audience! You need to convince the admissions committee that you are passionate about the study of your desired internship field.

Pro Tip #2: After you're done, let someone else read it and help you with edits. Make sure your final draft doesn't have any visible edits in it and then save it as a PDF before you upload it to your online account.

Pro Tip #3: We know it's tough to say all that you want to say in so few words! BUT, please try to remember that the committee has several hundred applications to read and we wouldn't want you to jeopardize your chances on a technicality!

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