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Rita Jones"My internship was a very interesting and challenging experience. I had the opportunity to acquire knowledge of business and management principles that involved strategic planning, resource allocation, leadership skills and the coordination of people and resources. I also learned how to meet quality standards for services and evaluation of customer satisfaction in a daycare environment."

—Rita Jones

What is expected of an intern?

An internship is a professional experience that requires professional attitudes and appropriate behavior. Although the specific responsibilities of an intern will vary considerably, below are several internship tips all students should consider:

  • Clarify expectations regarding assigned responsibilities and activities
  • Demonstrate a positive, enthusiastic attitude
  • Meet deadlines
  • Avoid office politics and gossip
  • Interact professionally with colleagues, customers, and supervisors
  • Follow office policies regarding use of phones, computers, email, etc.
  • Dress appropriately as clarified by supervisors
  • Exercise wise time management skills
  • Consult regularly with your internship supervisor and/or academic advisor about your internship experience
  • Ask for assistance and advice as needed
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Last Updated: 10/28/13