I got the Internship!

United States
September 17, 2008 7:14pm CST
I am so happy! So I wanted to start this discussion as soon as I got home this late morning but I had too much things to do. So one of the classes that I am taking this year requires me to take an internship with an organization. It's an unpaid internship. And the teacher gave me the organization. Today I went to the interview with the Director of Literature and I got the internship. I start on Monday and am going to work from 10:00 to 3:30 in the afternoon and then the same time on Thursday. Then there are special times when I have to go in the evening when they are working with some spanish writers and I have to go and help them out. So it's really cool and I am really happy for this internship because I'll be able to put it into my resume. I started a discussion about this before. He was really impressed with my resume. And the cool thing is that when I am helping out in the evenings then I could get one of the days that I am working off. So if I work five hours in the evening helping out then I won't have to go in on Monday or Thursday. I'm really excited to go on Monday and get started with the job. So my job at first will just be to make phone calls and make copies and send faxes and stuff like that. But I'm okay with that because everyone starts somewhere. So wish me luck guys. So has anyone here had an internship before? How did it go for you?
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@secretbear (19463)
• Philippines
18 Sep 08
hi ayumi-chan! congratulations! i knew you would get it! and yeah, everybody starts with something, usually starts at the low key jobs. and its just an internship. usually, the works involve are those in the baseline, those laborious works under the management. but your job sounds easy. you'd pass that stage with flying colors. ^__~ my internship, or on-the-job-training as we call it here for our field of work, was only two months but full of hard labor. but it was a lot of fun because i was with a lot of my friends, we got accepted in the same agency, and we made a lot of friends there. so we didn't mind the hard work. ^__^ good luck with your internship!
• United States
18 Sep 08
Thanks secretbear. I was really nervous while I was in the interview and I was twisting my headphones around my fingers but I don't think the director noticed. He only told me a few of the things that I need to do. He said that they are shorthanded right now so they can use all the help that they can find. I'm just really nervous about my first day and hope that everything goes good and that I am able to make some friends. Thanks for the well wishes. ^_^
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@secretbear (19463)
• Philippines
21 Sep 08
good job! bosses really make employees uncomfortable so its understandable that you got nervous. good luck on your first day!
@writersedge (22577)
• United States
21 Sep 08
Congratulations! No I haven't had an internship. But I did have 4 teaching situations. The first one was more observation, write up the observations, and help out once in awhile. Then next one was help out and then write up what I did. The last two were student teaching. All of these were unpaid, but help out on a resume. I liked all four and I thought they went well. I liked each situation because they were all different. The first one was French Immersion 1-3 grades. The second one was a Follow Through Kindergarten (after Head Start), and the next two were a 3rd grade with everyone average to above average and then a 4th grade with IQs ranging from 80 to 160 with ability groupings of 4 reading groups, 3 math groups, plus all the other subjects and was that teacher ever happy to see me! The third grade was almost boring and too easy. The 4th grade was almost too hard, but I loved it because it was challenging and kept me on my toes.
• United States
22 Sep 08
That's really cool. That must have been alot of fun. And yeah having stuff like this do fill your resume up tremendously. After I finish this internship I'm hoping that I am able to get another one. If I stay with this internship and get paid for it then I'll probably still try to get another internship or something.
@checapricorn (16065)
• United States
18 Sep 08
[i]HI ayumi, wow..that's cool! I know that will help you a lot in the future when you will have your regular job! It's nice to have experienced really where we can apply whatever we learn at school and learn to mingle with different people in the workplace! I had before, we were required to have internship and it helps me so much. I was glad I had all the supportive advisers those time ![/i]
• United States
18 Sep 08
Yeah I know. Internships teach you a lot and you are able to meet people that can help you with something later on in life.
• United States
18 Sep 08
AWESOME! I'm so happy for you. I'm sure you are walking 10 feet off the ground right now, enjoy the view and lift others up there so they can feel it too. Never had an internship, no advice to give, sorry. Best of to you Ayumi.
• United States
18 Sep 08
Thanks gitfiddleplayer. I am like flying right now! I am really happy and hope that I learn a lot during this internship. And who knows? Maybe i'll get a job offered after this.
@1grnthmb (2063)
• United States
18 Sep 08
That is great. Congratulations. And of coarse good luck.
• United States
18 Sep 08
Thanks so much.
@cream97 (29164)
• United States
18 Sep 08
Congratulations to you! That is wonderful news to hear! I have never had an internship before. I know that it sounds very skilled and exciting! I hope that you enjoy your new job!! Hooray to you! ayumitakashi!
• United States
18 Sep 08
Thanks so much. It is exciting and I really can't wait until I start even if it's just starting small. I'll be around people and I'll get to learn from them.