Category: All Things Intern

Internship Series: Crayons to Computers

Eliza Clark CAS'21 | International Relations Volunteer CCD: Tell us about your work experience. What were your responsibilities? EC: During the month of August this summer, I volunteered at Crayons to Computers to help them sort through and inventory donations they received for their 2018 Push 4 Pencils campaign. While I was usually sorting, counting ...

Internship Series: Charles B. Wang Community Health Center

Minnie Bi SAR'20 | Health Sciences Good Health Day Coordinator CCD: Tell us about your work experience. What were your responsibilities? MB: A typical day as the GHD Coordinator includes emailing potential participants and sponsors to come table at Good Health Day, liaising with department heads within CBWCHC, ordering supplies and rentals, applying for NYC ...

Internship Series: The Centers for Disease Control (CDC)

Madison Hardee CAS'19 | Biochemistry Global HIV Research Intern CCD: Tell us about your work experience. What were your responsibilities? MH: This past summer I had the pleasure of working for the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention in their Division of Global HIV & TB with the International Laboratory Branch. This experience helped expose ...

Internship Experience: Cummins Engines

Meredith McDuffie CAS'19 | English Data Clerk CCD: Tell us about your work experience. What were your responsibilities? MM: In the summer of 2017 I worked as a data clerk for an engine company called Cummins in the legal department. My daily responsibilities included digitizing archived patents and organizing legal documents. CCD: How did you ...

When Your Internship Isn’t What You Expected

No matter how prepared you are, it could happen to you. It’s the second day of your internship. You aced the interview process and were all set for a great experience. However, you have already found that your internship is not what you expected it to be. Maybe you don’t have as much autonomy as ...

Internship Series: BU Orientation

Sarah Bickford CAS'19 | Psychology Student Advisor CCD: Tell us about your work experience. What were your responsibilities? SB: This summer, I worked for BU Orientation as a Student Advisor. I was responsible for working the three-day orientation session and aiding with a variety of student-related activities and programs. Such responsibilities included checking students in, ...

Pitching a Professional Development Opportunity to Your Boss

The reality is, no one will ever be as dedicated an advocate for your career objectives and professional well-being as you are yourself. It may sound harsh, but it's accurate. Your boss is busy too, and may not have the bandwidth to groom or coach you in the way you would like. You should feel ...