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Making the Most of Your Internship

Developing a Work Plan

Don’t leave the success of your internship up to chance! There are steps that you can take to be proactive in setting yourself up to enjoy a positive internship experience. Use this internship work plan guide in order to help you gain structure in your internship within the first week of starting. Although many of the components listed on the guide may be initiated by your site supervisor, ensuring that all of the points are addressed with your supervisor is a great way to advocate for yourself and practice clear and direct communication within your new role. 

Statement of Wellness for Students

You are managing many different priorities. We are committed to supporting you during this internship experience with your holistic wellness in mind. To that end, you are encouraged to make wellness a priority throughout your internship and throughout your career. Remember that beyond being an intern and student, you are a whole person carrying your own experiences, thoughts, emotions, and identities with you. It is important to acknowledge stressors that you may be facing, whether they be physical, mental, emotional, financial, etc. and how they may impact different facets of your life. We’re here to help support you in navigating your personal wellness, especially as it pertains to your work within your internship. Additionally, Macalester provides Health and Wellness resources for further support. We care about you beyond your work or what you produce.

Remote Internship Tips

Remote internships can be meaningful, but they present specific challenges that you should consider in advance. Review this Interning Remotely guide to help you address these challenges head-on so that you can set yourself up for a successful internship experience.

Other Helpful Resources

This article by Thomsen Reuters breaks down 10 ways to make the most of your internship. Forbes also has 5 tips to get the most out of your internship