6 steps to a rewarding internship

Many summer internships are coming to a close, but fall is around the corner. Here’s how to fight the nerves and dazzle your employer.

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Do yourself a favor and use those nerves to your advantage to give yourself the best learning experience possible. You are in prime condition to sculpt yourself into the PR professional you’re destined to be.

Last year, Ashley Manz offered some advice in “The Intern Chronicles: 5 tips to always remember.” Here are six additional lessons from my own experience as a Beckerman intern:

1. Don’t be a lost puppy.

No one will throw you over the side of the boat and expect you to swim on your first day. Take advantage of the first week or two to ask all the questions that cross your mind. Your employers are happy to show you the ropes.

You will be able to do any tasks they give you more easily and quickly once you fall into a comfortable routine. Learn how to solve problems on your own, but don’t allow yourself to waste time when you can simply ask someone to help guide you in the right direction.

2. Always say yes.

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