How to Land Your Dream Internship (Ep. 129)

Tam PhamToday’s episode is all about strategies you can use to land an awesome internship (or full-time job).

Joining me on today’s episode is my friend Tam Pham, who is more than qualified to talk about internships – having landed six of them during his time as a college student.

Tam’s been on my radar since at least early 2015, when he joined my newsletter and became one of the people who would regularly respond to my weekly emails with his thoughts and feedback.

A little while after that,  he invited me to be a guest on his podcast, where we talked about habit-building and had a great conversation. And since then, it’s become clear to me that Tam is easily one of the most skilled/dedicated networkers I know.

He consistently shares other people’s work through his social media accounts, and he’s also great at connecting people – in fact, I’ve met a few people personally through Tam’s email introductions (including Heath Padgett, the guy who paid off his student debt by living in an RV).

Tam’s dedication to relationship-building has paid off in spades; he recently landed a position at Mixergy – an awesome company that I’ve been following since I was in college – and his writing has been featured on sites like Fortune and The Hustle.

How to Land Your Dream InternshipAdditionally, Tam is now an author; he recently released a book called How to Land Your Dream InternshipAs I read it, I realized that Tam’s skills don’t stop at networking – his book is an excellent overview of everything you should do to get noticed by recruiters and, ultimately, hired.

Today, Tam and I will discuss a few of the topics he covers in his book, and we’ll also dig into his personal story to unearth what worked for him during his time hunting for internships. Enjoy!

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Tam Pham

Super happy about this interview 🙂 Thanks Thomas for having me as a guest!


Thanks for sharing! It’s very interesting episode. All your advice and tips seem to be really good and useful. Also, I want to add, that your way achieving the goals is simple and you just need to be confident in yourself and ready to face with any kind of problems on your path. Sometimes in such situations, when I really need an outside help I use some online resources that will help you out if you are feel bad or haven’t a breath of inspiration to do something. Thomas Frank, thank you for all!


Found a Great list!
Keep up the good work.


Brian Robben

I was pumped when I scrolled through my Facebook feed and saw this collaboration! You two are rock stars, keep up the excellent work.

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