Get your foot in the door.
Every successful person that you've ever read about had someone take a shot, and pay them to do something before they had any experience being paid to do that thing. Now, that's a very basic statement, but also a powerful truth.
So, you're here now; reading these words. Maybe you are in the school library with your school books stacked next to you, or a coffee shop drinking an overpriced latte, or holed up in your room. You wonder about the catch-22, chicken-and-the-egg syndrome of needing a job in your industry to get experience, but not having enough experience in your industry to get a job.
It sucks. You think "I'll outwork anyone! I'm smart! I just need a shot!"
We get it. That's why we built Diverse.org. Our Chairperson Jes, was in the same exact place that you are in right now. You can read a quick intro from her here.
The difference is, Jes was a little older than the average intern and had the monetary resources available to her to essentially buy the internships that she needed via a charity auction. She understands that money is tight for some other people and that's why she is committed to awarding internships to diverse candidates via Diverse.org.