/ Asked by J.M.
During college I spent most of my summers taking extra courses and conducting field research either individually or with a couple different professors, but it was never paid work or an internship per say.  I got course credits for it, but will my lack of formal internship experience hurt my chances of landing a job?
Answered by Merron, Hiring Expert at DuPont, on Wednesday, June 6, 2018
Hello and great question! What I typically suggest in this case is to list that time on your resume as "Volunteer." It does help to have formal internship experience but as long as you list your field research experience on your resume as "Volunteer" time, I think that will serve you well. It will show that you're giving (volunteering your time to work with your professors, at no cost to them!), and self-motivated.
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