What does a Summer Intern do?

Interns are high school or college students and recent graduates looking to gain experience with a company in a field that piques their interest and possibly leads to future employment. They work for a select amount of time in departments and locations to better understand what the job entails. Depending upon their placement and program, they perform various tasks, from shadowing staff, to administrative assistance, to tackling in-depth projects with fellow interns.

Interns need a well-written resume, transcript, and letters of recommendation to prepare and submit with their application. Depending upon where they apply, there may be additional requirements including PowerPoint presentations or writing samples. Because organizations might hire from the intern pool, it is in an intern's best interest to maintain a professional and friendly demeanor to establish rapport with appropriate team members.

EducationDegree
Work/Life Balance
4.0 ★
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Career Opportunity
3.9 ★
Avg. Experience8+ years

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Summer Intern Insights

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U.S. BankU.S. Bank
Intern
19 Feb 2020

“Everyone I worked with was super nice and super willing to help if I ever had any questions.”

University of California BerkeleyUniversity of California Berkeley
PhD Candidate
27 Feb 2020

“Everyone at Berkeley is overworked and really busy and probably won't answer your email.”

Boston Public Health CommissionBoston Public Health Commission
Intern
25 Jun 2020

“Everyone was very friendly and I enjoyed the work because I knew I was helping people.”

AerogenAerogen
Intern
26 Feb 2021

“My manager was very encouraging and motivating and let me know when I was doing a good job.”

TMF GroupTMF Group
Summer Intern
10 Jan 2021

“I had a summer to fill and good work experience opportunities were few and far between.”

Chacon Diaz & Di Virgilio Wealth Management
Intern
12 Jul 2021

“Guillermo and James are amazing and intelligent people who really look to better you as a person.”

Weber ShandwickWeber Shandwick
Digital Intern
17 Nov 2021

“Great place to start my career as there is great exposure and got to learn a lot.”

SECSEC
Intern
3 Mar 2020

“I was honestly not expecting the SEC to be such a lively and fun place to work.”

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