Getting the most from your internship

Getting the most from your internship

Be Professional

  • Arrive 10 minutes early and maintain your schedule
  • Dress appropriately
  • Avoid workplace gossip
  • Stay on task and request new assignments, if needed

Set Goals and Priorities with Your Supervisor

  • Plan an initial meeting with supervisor to review your goals and the organization’s goals for the internship
  • Ask for assistance or clarification

Request a weekly meeting to review goals, ask questions, and get feedback

  • Ask to conduct informational interviews with other employees
  • Remember to ask questions about the company, the role your project(s) play in the big picture, the goals for the project, etc.

Exit meeting

  • Solicit feedback and thank organization for the internship opportunity
  • Request a letter of recommendation
  • Ask permission to copy or use projects in your portfolio

Next step

  • Update your resume to incorporate the internships and the skills you have obtained