There was a time when an internship in our country basically meant hand-to-hand training of medical students in hospitals. This idea has changed over time. Many people now do internships before starting a full-time job. This can be a great opportunity to learn professional work if you are a student or a recent graduate. Let’s learn about some of the things to do as an intern. However, no technical or specific sector will be discussed here.
How to prepare for an internship?
Decide what kind of internship you want to do. Here are some questions to consider:
Want to work in a company or NGO?
Which department of the organization do you want to work in?
Which term do you want to do an internship?
Is there any salary being paid for the internship?
Are you willing to be an intern just to gain experience without pay?
How much does the internship relate to your career goals?
Check if you have a few simple skills. Such as:
MS Office (Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, and Microsoft PowerPoint)
Professional email writing and internet usage
Create your CV or cover letter as per the internship notification.
Prepare for the interview.
What to do during the internship?
Let’s say you’ve got an internship. If you try, you will be able to use this opportunity very well.
As much as possible, learn to work. There is no better way to acquire skills than real work.
Build good relationships with your managers and coworkers. They are more likely to get help in professional work from time to time.
Keep up the good content about the industry. This is important for getting a full-time job.
Present your professionalism in front of everyone. Others will have a good idea for you.
Above all, take your responsibilities seriously. Depending on your performance in the internship, you may be offered a full-time job at the same organization. If this is not possible, then at least you will get a good reference when applying to another organization.