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How to Prepare Yourself Before the Start of an Internship

This is excerpted from from Penny Loretto’s article in the balance careers. Read the full article here.

One thing all students should consider before even starting their summer internship is “what do I need to do to become a successful intern?” Getting an internship is just the beginning, and it isn’t the most important part of the internship process. Sure it may have been tough finding an internship and getting an offer, but the truth is that the value of doing an internship is based mainly on how you decide to handle the internship based on what you have to offer. That’s right; the burden is on you to make the internship successful and to perhaps even turn your internship into a full-time job.

It’s not about the company telling you what to do; it’s about you showing your value through your own initiative, motivation, and personal and professional skill set. 

Tips:

  • Read important literature and trade magazines about the field
  • Take time to review the company’s website
  • Get yourself a mentor

You may also be interested in watching these Internship Tips from Former Peer Career Advisors.

Summer Internship in Seattle with Adaptive Biotechnologies

Application deadline 4/30.

Every immune system has a story to tell— the key is knowing how to listen. Adaptive Biotechnologies‘ goal is to meaningfully improve people’s lives by learning from the wisdom of their adaptive immune systems. It’s a bold objective that we’re uniquely built to achieve

At Adaptive Biotechnologies, you’ll be challenged, you’ll be inspired, and you’ll be part of an innovative organization making a real impact on improving the quality of life globally. No matter what your role is, you’ll find a diverse, team-driven, fun culture where your contributions truly count.

Position Overview: Adaptive Biotechnologies is currently looking for an exceptional Summer Intern to join their Research and Development team. Successful candidates will assist with the development of multiplex PCR- and NGS-based assays. During your time at Adaptive, you will learn various lab techniques, including mammalian cell culture, image cytometry, cell based assays, PCR, sequencing library preparation, and targeted NGS-sequencing under the supervision of experienced laboratory personnel. You will also gain experience in data analysis and become familiar with the product development cycle.

Open to Rising Juniors and Seniors. Learn more about the position in Handshake.

Multiple Positions Open with Fast Enterprises – One of Glassdoor’s 2019 Best Places to Work!

Congratulations on exploring your career opportunities with FAST and taking the first step to becoming a FASTie! A FASTie? Yes, a FASTie

FAST-ie \’faeste\ noun 1. an energetic, intelligent, enthusiastic person who works at Fast Enterprises. 2. a person dedicated to modernizing government technology to better serve the general public. 3. someone who is open to adventure and wants to experience new places around the world. 4. someone who enjoys collaboration with clients and camaraderie with teammates while solving business and technology problems.

Available positions are listed below. All application deadlines are Tuesday, 4/23. Click on the title and if the description speaks to you, take 5 minutes (seriously, only 5 minutes) to apply!

How to Establish Goals at Your Internship

So you’ve found the perfect summer internship, but how do you know if your internship is going to provide you with what you need if you’re not sure what type of experience it is that you want, or if you haven’t established any goals to know what you hope to accomplish? 

The most amazing internship experiences are those that prepare students for the work they hope to do after graduating from Midd.

How to Choose Your Goals

From the folks at wayup.com in their article, “How to Set Great Internship or Job Goals” (read the full article here):

Setting the best, achievable goals for your internship or entry-level job largely depends on knowing what you want, what you’re capable of, what your role will enable you to reasonably do, and what the company is trying to do. When setting your goals, it’s important to ask yourself a few key questions.

First, ask yourself why you accepted this internship or job. This should help you figure out what you should try and learn from it. Understanding your own personal motivation for taking the job should help you set a good personal learning goal.

Second, consider what the company is trying to do. Your goals should benefit you and the company. If your goals don’t align with the company’s goals, then your efforts likely won’t have any impact on the company’s success and you won’t be able to demonstrate your value to the company.

Third, ask yourself what type of impact you’d like to have on the company. What would you be most proud of achieving?

Fourth, examine the responsibilities of the role you have at the company and determine what your role will enable you to achieve. If you’re a sales intern, you probably won’t be super successful at helping the company achieve their engineering-related goals.

Internship Goal Examples

  • Social media marketing intern – Grow Twitter followers by 25% by the end of summer.
  • Software Engineering Intern – Learn Ruby on Rails and deploy 1 new feature by the end of summer.
  • Anyone – Have coffee with 1 full-time employee each week.

Once you have your goals set, it is helpful to track your progress. A good rule of thumb is to check in on your status one time dimension below the scope of your goals. For example, you should check on any monthly goals every week.

Do what you can to make the most out of your summer internship. Make friends with your coworkers, take lots of notes, go above and beyond to help where needed, and always act professionally. This will make you stand out and hopefully gain some contacts within your field, which will hopefully lead to some job prospects!

Data Center Manager Internship at Amazon

Amazon Web Services (AWS) is growing rapidly, and they are looking for a Data Center Manager Intern to join their expanding Infrastructure Operations team.

They are looking for college students with high-potential to obtain more experience in people management, strong technical understanding and vision to take AWS Data Center Operations to the next level. A successful candidate will have experience creating/devising strategies, mentoring people in all levels, sponsoring projects and proposing technical solutions.

Amazon has multiple Data Center Manager Intern openings in Ohio, Virginia, and Oregon for candidates that will be graduating between December 2019-June 2020 in a relevant Technical Field.

Learn more about the internship in Handshake.

“Rise and Walk” Walking Initiative Research Coordinator at RiseVT

Check out this Funded Internship – deadline extended to 4/21!

Develop “Rise and Walk” walking groups throughout Addison County.
The local Addison County RiseVT Program has 3 broad goals:

  • To increase physical activity, especially walking
  • Increase access and education around nutritious foods
  • Foster a sense of neighborliness among residents, decreasing isolation

As part of their quest to increase physical activity, especially, walking, among residents, RiseVT is introducing “Rise and Walk”. 

Research and develop .5 and 1.0 mile and 2.0 mile walking routes and produce Rise and Walk Map for each community by considering:

  • Safety of walking routes
  • Feasibility of walking within the community, with or without added safety measures
  • Difficulty of route
  • Readiness of communities to host walking initiatives

Student may work in conjunction with the Addison County Regional Planning Commission to research individual Town Plans, and with the Middlebury Recreation Department.

Intern must have access to reliable transportation. Hours are 30 per week. Start/end dates of internship are flexible.

Learn more about the position in Handshake.