Advice on How To Get a Design Internship?

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Q: I am 23 years old, former investment banker and looking to make a big career change. All my life I have loved decorating, building, painting and creating. I must credit your website with inspiring me to take this a step further to build my career in interior design. My question: I have been sending emails and resumes to many interior design firms - but not getting any responses. I know that this is mostly because my resume is purely financial and shows no experience in the field.

Since then, I have decorated a few rooms in my apartment and my family's rooms for fun and hired a photographer to take pictures of them.

Can you recommend the best way for me to proceed with sending these pictures out and begging for an internship before I get myself in more student debt with going back to school?

Sent by Julia

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Janel Laban is the Executive Editor of Apartment Therapy and has been working here, at the dreamiest of dream jobs, since March 2006.