My internship in the Office of the Attorney General for the District of Columbia definitely helped me grow not only as a student, but also as a person. I learned to be responsible for my own being in a new city. I experienced the hustle and bustle of our nation's capital. I studied subjects I never would have at school. Most importantly, I met many people who have influenced my next steps in life. This experience was exactly what I needed in order to gain self-awareness and an insight of life in general, as well as my career goals.
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