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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.
When participating in an internship, you create an impression of your personal career-readiness while representing your peers as well as the University at Buffalo. Not every internship results in a job offer; however, several employers indicate to us each semester they use internships as a recruiting tool. Interns are expected to be:
- Respectful, polite and courteous to supervisor and co-workers
- Excellent at verbal and written communication
- Punctual, consistent and self-motivated
- Confident, patient and honest
- Smart, inquisitive and attentive (listening)
- Open to both positive and constructive feedback
- Flexible in attitude and adaptable to change
- How to Keep an Internship
- Learn about strategies and practices for effective professional etiquette.
- Common Mistakes
- Common mistakes and stories told from the supervisor perspective.