In my internship at United Way of the Mid-South, I successfully organized an appreciation celebration for the volunteers of a United Way of the Mid-South Program. From start to finish, some of my duties included securing the venue, designing, printing and mailing invitations, menu selection, and ordering award gifts. I relied on past experience and knowledge gained in the classroom as well as utilizing the help offered from other employees.
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
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