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Whether you’ve hosted interns for years or weeks, chances are you’re still not a mind-reader. You care about making this internship the best possible experience for everyone involved, but your intern may not know how to communicate their goals to you just yet. To make things easier, here’s a list of ten things your intern probably wishes you knew:
1. I’m here to work
If I wanted to be paid to do nothing, I would get a job as a house sitter. I’m here to gain experience in my field of interest, and I’d rather be busy than bored.
2. That said, I know my limits
And you probably do, too. I don’t expect every task you assign me to be incredibly important or challenging, because I understand there are some things I’m just not qualified to do. I’ll learn from the small things, too.
3. I’m always observing
Here at Indiana INTERNnet, we’re all about experiential learning. Our focus is internships, but we recognize that sometimes students have to get creative and find other opportunities – especially this summer. As some internship programs have been cancelled or changed due to COVID-19, volunteer opportunities have only increased to help communities through this crisis. If your summer internship has been cancelled or shortened, consider spending some of your extra time serving!
Recent months have made us all more aware of the needs within our communities – why not help to meet them? Not only will you be making a difference during this historic time, but you’ll also be gaining valuable experience to learn from and add to your resume. Can you say win-win?!
There are so many needs that it can be hard to know where to start. But there are several resources to help you …
It’s the unofficial summer of virtual internships — we’re celebrating the successes and sharing the struggles that come with it. Be on the lookout for a blog post about virtual internships every Friday!
Author Bio: I am a rising junior at Indiana University – Bloomington (Class of 2022). I am majoring in Finance and Accounting with minors in Economics, Mathematics, and Spanish. I am currently an Investment Analyst Intern at Valeo Financial Advisors in Indianapolis, where I conduct research to support our advisors on the investments portion of their comprehensive financial planning service for their clients.
Last Thursday, I got out of my car and headed up the stairs to the third floor to start my day with the obligatory waves, head nods, and good-mornings, just like every other day at the office. The only difference was that I hadn’t been to the office in nearly three months. …
Hi again! I am so excited to announce that I am back on the Indiana INTERNnet team for the summer! If you remember my name, then you know I was an intern last year through the summer and fall semesters. I am now back as the interim Program Assistant. It’s good to be back!
The current COVID-19 pandemic impacted many internships around the state. Regardless of the circumstances, Indiana employers aren’t letting this stop professional development events from happening virtually! With the cancellation of in-person events, employers throughout Indiana are still making an effort to prepare the state’s future workforce. Interns are able to attend these free events from the comfort of their own home and learn from career professionals in a wide range of areas. Between understanding personal branding and learning how to utilize LinkedIn, young professionals can use these opportunities to understand and develop new skills.