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The word "etiquette" refers to a category of appropriate behaviors expected within a particular setting, environment or circumstance. In this case we consider internship etiquette to encompass the highest level of professionalism.
During an internship, you create an impression of personal career-readiness while representing the University at Buffalo. Not every internship results in a job offer; however, employers regularly use internships as a direct recruiting tool. Interns are expected to be:
- Respectful and courteous to supervisors, co-workers and fellow interns
- Excellent at verbal and written communication; attentive (good listener)
- Punctual, consistent, reliable and self-motivated
- Honest about confusion, setbacks or mistakes; inquisitive
- Confident yet open to both positive and constructive feedback
- Flexible in attitude and adaptable to change
- Cognizant and compliant with the employer's and the University's Code of Conduct
- How to Keep an Internship
- Strategies and best practices for successful completion of an internship.
- Common Mistakes
- Common mistakes and stories told from the supervisor perspective.