Now, before everyone starts stating the obvious, I'll say it first.
Yes, I'm in HS and shouldn't worry about this. Honestly, I can either get some normal job flipping burgers or waiting tables, but I'd rather take a position to benefit myself in the future doing something that interests me.
Money isn't necessarily an issue for me, because I've earned and saved a fair bit.
Finance is a field that truly interests me, and the perks of the typically high compensation and always having a reason to wear a suit are great as well.
So now with that out of the way... What I came here to ask is if it's feasible and more importantly beneficial to get an internship as a HS Senior (most likely over the summer). I'm aware that 90% of my work will consist of me getting coffee and getting lunch for actual employees, because even I know that any real responsibility isn't realistic. I think the opportunity to both network an learn from jumping right into it is what may make it a worthwhile experience. I have minimal connections through family to really help me with the future job hunt, so I see this as a way to get my foot in the door and a leg up on the competition.
Considering my current geographical location, I'd say that I'm limited to Chicago, but I live close enough to commute by train. I've done a little research on MM banks andregional offices, but I assume it's a long shot getting into most if any of them. Which brings me to the point of it being likely? I'm more than willing to just straight up cold call and email (Would such a move from a HS student stand out?).
Basically, I'd like to know if it is possibly, and if so beneficial for me to try interning during my HS senior summer as opposed to getting a regular summer job.