6 tips for being a successful intern

Just read a blog post by Lauren Novo on Gen-Y PRogress titled “How to be a Successful PR Intern.” Her suggestions are right on target:

  1. Acknowledge your strengths and weaknesses.
  2. Be proactive and provide value.
  3. Don’t ask what you can figure out yourself.
  4. Carry a note pad everywhere you go.
  5. Set up performance evaluations.
  6. Continue to grow.

These six tips are actually applicable for most any profession. Novo concludes her blog post with a tease of next week: “How to be a Good Intern Supervisor.” I’ll look forward to hearing her thoughts on that topic as well.