THE TOP 5 TIPS FOR INTERNS
1 THINK AHEAD Find out important information such as whether there is a policy on mobile phones, what transport and parking is available, what lunch facilities are like, and the work hours. 2 DRESS RIGHT Your workplace contact should advise an appropriate dress code but when in doubt it is better to dress more formally on your first day. Take a notebook and pen, too. 3 CHECK YOURSELF Displaying initiative is great but don’t make assumptions in unfamiliar territory. The work you do is real and mistakes could effect the business so check anything you are unsure about. 4 KEEP TRACK Keep in touch with your assigned supervisor, letting them know where you are up to in your work to make sure you are on track. Make note of the work you’re doing, what you’ve achieved and the experience you’ve gained as this will be useful for future job applications. 5 WRAP UP At the end, try to get some time with your supervisor to go through what you’ve learned. This is a great time to ask for career advice and may potentially lead to paid work. Ask for feedback on your performance.