Tips for internship success

Navigating your internship successfully is all about balancing responsibilities, forming professional relationships, learning new skills, and managing a schedule and task list, just to name a few.  Below are a few tips for internship success that will help you impress others and become a better intern in the process.

  • Don’t be afraid to ask questions, even those related to your career.
  • Take time to learn as much about your internship site as possible.
  • Set specific goals for yourself that will challenge you.
  • Keep a planner (electronic or paper) to help you stay on-task.
  • Complete your projects and duties to the best of your ability in a timely manner.
  • Maintain an organized workspace.
  • Be proactive and use down time for projects (and not email or social media).
  • Be flexible when several things are asked of you and when plans change unexpectedly.
  • Be respectful of all coworkers, including other interns and administrative assistants.
  • Take constructive criticism with a positive attitude.
  • Celebrate your successes, and learn from your mistakes.
  • Take advantage of the wealth of information available to you through your coworkers.
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