Tips for Success

Intern at work

You might find these tips from former interns helpful for your internship experience:

  • Be prepared.
  • Be self-motivated.
  • Manage your time well.
  • Meet your deadlines.
  • Don't be afraid to ask questions.
  • Be open to advice.
  • Jump right into things and be aggressive about what you want out of your internship experience. The more you put into it,the more you will get out of it.
  • Don't wait for someone to ask you—look around for work to be done and offer to do it.
  • Have an open mind. Let them know what you want to do, but be willing to do other things—even tasks that aren't “glamorous.”
  • Collaborate with and befriend other employees.
  • Talk to professionals in the field you are writing about to learn the language and procedures.
  • Try to impress your boss.
  • Have fun!