Now entering the sixth week of my internship, I have reached the halfway point of both my internship and the Senior Experience. Wow, time does fly! I have been fortunate enough to have already had a wide variety of responsibilities and tasks throughout my internship thus far. Whether it is at the corporate or agency level, I’ve come to see that public relations requires constant creativity, initiative and the ability to frequently shift gears. There is no such thing as a typical day of work when you are involved with any form of PR or communications.
Despite the wide range of tasks my internship has required, I still find myself wanting more responsibilities. Maybe it’s me just being a stereotypical millennial that wants to make an immediate impact at my workplace? Regardless, I think it’s fair of any intern to desire to prove their worth through new and invigorating tasks.
Jessica Lawlor writes that even if you have completed your assignments for the day, there is always something you can find to do. She recommends doing research on the industry you’re working in, asking another co-worker if they need help or developing a new idea for a project.
I think that all of these recommendations can be fantastic ways of expanding your responsibilities. By showing you took the time to research ways of increasing your department’s ROI, you’ll at least make a strong impression on your employer. Once I get through all of my required daily tasks, I plan to follow through with some of these recommendations and expand upon my responsibilities as an intern.