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United Way of the Mid-SouthUnited Way of the Mid-South is proud to be a training ground for the Nonprofit leaders of tomorrow. Nonprofit organizations have a growing need for experienced and knowledgeable staff to ensure that our work continues to effectively impact the lives of those we serve. Hosting an intern brings a generation of fresh ideas and innovative thinking to our work while sharing our knowledge of field. We can learn and grow together.

—United Way of the Mid-South

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