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What to Expect Your First Week as a Startern

It is back to school time, which also means that many college students are starting internships. In fact, I was inspired to write this post because we have a potential intern coming in to interview today!

Starfish PR is a small (but mighty) operation, so we get our own coffee and do our own grunt work. While our interns should not expect to be running the company by the end of the week, they should expect to jump in and do some real PR work!

We love for our interns to share their specific interests and internship goals with us. That way we can identify assignments and upcoming events that will get them excited about the field of PR. Our goal is to inspire our interns, not crush them!

Another important part of the first week, is having our interns become familiar with our clients. We ask them to visit our clients’ websites, blogs, facebook and twitter accounts and take notes, as well as ask questions.

This semester, we will also be providing a list of standard assignments that we would like completed every week. For us, this includes writing a blog post, creating client pinterest pages, etc.

Finally, want to really make a splash as a Startern? Bring a positive attitude and enthusiasm to learn!

We want to know your intern stories! So share them with us – the good, the bad and the ugly!