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Alan BunnAlthough he has held two previous marketing internships, Bunn acknowledges the excitement that he has for interning at a communications firm, a position that is certain to provide a very different experience from any position that he has held in the past. Sure to be a resume booster, Bunn says that he looks forward to attaining concrete work experience to complement the theory that he has learned in his academic courses. "Having the opportunity to spend an entire semester as an intern at a first-rate communications firm in Washington, D.C., while receiving academic credit for the experience is definitely one of the highlights of my college career," he said.

—Alan Bunn

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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