2nd year Community College student, I've done a search-fund/"private equity" internship at two different places. To be honest, I know search-fund internships are regarded as looked down on but for me, they've filled up my resume with something related to finance and I've been able to smoothly convey conversations about the work I did, and what I learned in interviews which they seem impressed by...I think (still waiting to hear back from one bank).
Anyways, there's nothing finance in my city except for some small wealth-management, and asset management shops near me. I've pretty much been applying to any and everything finance related that's out of state (corporate finance, commercial banking, risk management, etc) that all got trashed right away. I tried networking with smaller branches/shops near me but none of them take interns. Really not sure what to do from here (yes, I'm transferring colleges but really want to line something up this Summer IF I had the chance of doing so). I've thought about printing some resumes, and just walking in to some of these places and introducing myself but that seems kind of laughable.
There is one boutique investment-bank near me. I know it's a long-shot but is there a good way to reach out from where I'm at right now? I usually have a hard time striking a balance being straightforward in the e-mail talking about how I'm seeking an internship opportunity, brief background, attaching my resume versus going the long route with setting up informational interviews.