After weeks of seeking, I finally begun my Spring internship today. This experience is actually my second experience in the American working area but it’s my first one in a real New York office (the previous one was a work from home internship and I didn’t really like this type of experience…). At the beginning I wanted to find something in the field I want to work later : the creation
The view from my desk
of Tenni’s events. But then after several weeks I discovered that it was almost impossible to find this kind of internship for the Spring semester, in New York City and ok with my French native nationality. That is why I opened my researches and found an internship in a great PR agency. This is absolutely not my first experience in a PR agency but I still learnt several things today and these added to my previous experiences, I wanted to create a list here of the typical things that are happening on a first internship day.
1) Discover the offices and meet your new collegues is always a stressful thing at first, but it is good to know that by the time, you will get used to with most of the people you are working with.
In my case, I had the pleasure today to discover today that the huge open space I am going to work in is really beautiful with an architecture and design that I love ! Also my internship supervisor (with whom I had my interview) is really professional and open to any question. The first feeling I had with her during my interview seems to actually be true.
2) Discover the pleasure of working in an open space…
I know that it is almost impossible to have your own office as an intern but some open space are so much more noisy than others. I have the chance to be able to work with people talking around me but sometimes when you really need to concentrate it is so annoying !!
3) Get used to with all the electronic devices
Printer, Scanner, Agency’s server etc. are all the things an new intern has to understand how to use and get used to with very quickly. It’s the intern’s job material so it is really important to use it well in order to avoid any mistake !
4) Do not forget your stuffs to avoid Headache !
Glasses or paracetamol are indispensable during a full day of work. Especially when you are all day long in front of a computer ! I can guarantee you that without taking your precautions you won’t finish the day with the best state ever.
Now my only concern is I hope that my next day of internship will be full of learning and good moments. I hope I’ll have a lot of work to do because there is nothing worse than a day without end. This is something else I’ve learnt in my previous experiences: the more work you have the less you can be bored on you work day!