We recommend including the upcoming internship on your CV, with a few caveats. Here’s why:
Including an upcoming internship on your CV demonstrates your proactive approach to career development and your commitment to enhancing your skills in your chosen field. It shows potential employers that you are dedicated to continuous growth and learning. Furthermore, it signals to them that another organization has recognized your potential and offered you an opportunity, which adds credibility to your candidacy.
However, when including the upcoming internship on your CV, it is essential to be transparent and clear in your presentation. Make sure to indicate that the internship is a future commitment by providing the start and end dates, and explicitly stating that it has not yet been completed.
Additionally, focus on the relevance of the upcoming internship to the position you are applying for. Briefly describe the responsibilities or projects you will be working on during the internship and how they align with the desired role. This helps bridge the gap between your current experience and the requirements of the new position.