A summer internship is a small window to make a good impression. The interns who knock it out of the park can provide valuable examples for anyone who wants to make a good impression in a new job.
Erika Ebbel Angle, founder and executive director of Science from Scientists, a nonprofit that sends scientists into classrooms, says that “our recent intern reached out to us and desperately wanted to work with us. I think this is critical. Ultimately, as with employees, one wants to have individuals working at the company who really want to be there and who fit the company culture.”
Often, this is because they’re really familiar with (and love) the products. “Our intern Daisy came to us as a loyal Swagbucks user herself,” says Sarah Aibel, vice president of brand marketing and communication at Prodege LLC, the parent company of Swagbucks. “Her knowledge of the site and understanding of users similar to her give us unique and invaluable insights into why millennials are turning to our site, what kind of offers excite them, and how we can find new and innovative ways to reach them.”