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Courtney StreetIn 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.

—Courtney Street

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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