Help with Summer Internship Situation
I'm currently a sophomore at a second-tier target. I've been applying through my university's career website for any finance positions in NYC but have had limited success in getting overviews. I'm assuming this is partly because I'm currently studying abroad until the end of May, making face-to-face interviews impossible. I understand that most formal recruiting processes have finished for larger firms, so I'm targeting small ones.
Through family connections, I have an opportunity to intern for BP Alternative Energy Ventures in Beijing. However, I'm worried that the internship will have few real responsibilities - just a desk to occupy for the summer. How will this position be viewed when it comes to junior recruiting?
I need to make a decision soon about the BP position and I'm wondering if I should keep on shooting for opportunities in NYC or just take the position in China. I really don't want to be stuck without any work this summer. Ultimately, I'm interested in working in NYC.
I would really appreciate any insight or advice on my situation. Thanks!