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Molly Allen WatsonMolly Allen Watson spent her summer at Colorado's Central City Opera Company. As an intern, Watson made props and furniture. She was most proud of a spinning wheel. "I actually made it work. That was my hardest project." Watson recommends internships. "It's imperative. It's so different from an educational environment. The University should require it for all majors. It's application in the real world."

—Molly Allen Watson

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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