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  • Lizzie 10:41 pm on June 10, 2012 Permalink
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    Tips for Success 

    The Washington Post published an article with advice for summer interns this summer. Read it here. As I read it, I realized they left out a few tips. So here are some things I’ve learned from my past and current internships.

    1. Take Lunch: In the fast paced world of Washington, DC many people in offices don’t take lunch. They might run out to the Corner Bakery to grab a sandwich they eat at their desk while continuing to work.  I’ve done the “eat at my desk so I look more productive” intern dance and I’m here to tell you it’s not that great. First of all, when you don’t take lunch you don’t get a needed break. The days when I escape the office and spend 30 minutes in the park enjoying sunshine and a magazine, I am far more productive when I return! So do your best to take a break – even if its only 30 minutes.  (More …)
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    • Jennifer Carignan 2:51 pm on June 26, 2012 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Lizzie, this is wonderful advice! I especially like your second point. The office is a great place to network, both with fellow interns as well as permanent staff. I always encourage students to take colleagues up on offers to meet informally (and maybe even during lunch!), whether to provide career advice or simply to learn more about each others interests and passions. Networking is so important in DC, and starting with your coworkers can be less intimidating than other methods.

      Good work!

  • Allison Godfrey 3:07 pm on March 3, 2011 Permalink
    Tags: great day, , last day, lunch, , roof   

    The Day I Climbed on the Roof 

    This is the story of the greatest day of work at my internship at The House of the Temple. It was one of my good friend’s and fellow intern’s last day at work before she sets off for her abroad program in Brazil so me, her, and the other interns vowed to make it a great day. And let me tell you… it was a great day. (More …)

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