Think Like an Editor blog by Steve Davis and Emilie Davis, S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications, Syracuse University

Interns: Learn expectations to succeed

By · Friday, June 5th, 2015

Summer interns, this is for you: “7 Ways to Make the Most Out of Your Summer Interns,” by Jonathan Lacoste on Inc.com.

While companies are putting their efforts into giving you a good experience, you can give back to them by learning what they plan for you:

  1. Make them feel welcome
  2. Treat them like full-time employees
  3. Empower them to find and solve problems
  4. Challenge them with new projects
  5. Encourage questions
  6. Schedule regular check-ins and provide feedback
  7. Compensate, reward

Here’s what we suggest you can do in return:

To get the most from Lacoste’s impressive list, you need to read his entire piece. Then apply what you learn every step of the way.

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