I know it's extremely late for 2018 internships. I'm obviously not expecting anything too serious, given my age (rising sophomore) and the time at which I'm applying. I honestly just want an unpaid internship in PWM or IB to get some exposure to the industry.
Is it too forward to ask about unpaid internship opportunities in the initial cold email? I feel like it's my best choice, since I don't really have time to network and establish more organic connections at this point.
Also, in your opinion is it best to mention unpaid in the email, or do I ask about internships in general in the off-chance they offer me something paid? I have a 4.0 from an ivy, if that makes any difference.