For most, it is a great opportunity to find out what interests you (or does not interest you) about the public relations industry, get a network of contacts, gain experience to bulk up that resume, and possibly earn a little cash in the process. Before you step foot into the office, here’s a list of seven tips to help you get the most out of your internship.
1. Have a good attitude.
The first and arguably most important thing is to have a good attitude. Your day-to-day tasks will probably be varied. One day you might be fetching coffee and archiving files, and the next day you could be at a photo shoot with a client. The key is to always be prepared, flexible, and enthusiastic about each task. As a manager, I am always excited to give more responsibility to interns who show eagerness, enthusiasm, and a can-do spirit.
2. Go above and beyond.