In order to reap maximum benefits from your internship, you need to be thoughtful about how you engage with colleagues, approach your work, and view yourself within the larger organizational context.


  • Look for learning opportunities in every task and don’t be afraid to ask questions
  • Take initiative, look for ways to contribute, and follow-through
  • Put yourself out there and meet others
  • Communicate clearly and regularly with your supervisor
  • Be professional, punctual, and positive
  • Reflect on what you learned and how to articulate that to future employers