Category: All Things Intern

Student Internship Stories: Chiebuka Onwuzurike (QST’20), Converse

By Chiebuka Onwuzurike (QST’20) CCD: Tell us about your experience. What were your responsibilities? At Converse. product creation is done in tandem by three functions; the Product Line Manager (PLM), the Design Team, and the Development Team. The three teams collectively are called the Triad. Each function has a specific role. The PLM team is ...

Internship Insights From an Employer

During your time in college, you will most likely have a few internships under your belt.  When I meet with employers, they often talk about the work interns accomplish and the impact students make on their organization.  While each employer is different, here are some things to keep in mind at your next internship. Admit ...

Student Internship Stories: Enzo Plaitano (CAS’21), Boston Medical Center

By Enzo Plaitano (CAS’21) CCD: Tell us about your experience. What were your responsibilities? A traumatic injury can happen to anyone at any time. For most of us, it’s not something that we plan for or expect, but violent injuries, in particular, disproportionately affect members of our society. I work at Boston Medical Center (BMC), ...

Student Internship Stories: Dahlia Maleh (COM’21), Innovate@BU

By Dahlia Maleh (COM’21) CCD: Tell us about your experience. What were your responsibilities? My role as the External Relations Intern was to be the contact point to any external professional or organization. I would coordinate and plan the weekly office hours hosted by a variety of Boston professionals. Additionally, I helped develop a new mentorship ...

What To Do If Your Internship Falls Through

Many of you are seeking or have already secured summer internships. In addition to providing income for the summer, internships can build skills and connections and often lead to future job offers. However, the economic hardship caused by the COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted the normal process. If you have already secured a summer internship, it ...

The Top 5 Things Internships Have Taught Me

By Srushti Dhoke (CAS'22, Economics/Mathematics) I’m an international student, and I’ve had some internship experience back home in India and recently also in the US. Looking back, I couldn’t help but notice that there are a few recurring things that I and other people I know had to deal with. Mistakes were made, experience was ...

Student Internship Stories: Hafzat Akanni (CAS’20), Equal Justice Initiative (EJI)

By Hafzat Akanni (CAS’20) CCD: Tell us about your experience. What were your responsibilities? In the summer of 2018, I interned with EJI and was able to gain and exercise many skills throughout the summer. I was able to work on the Confederate Memorial Project, where the other interns and I were tasked with traveling ...

Student Internship Stories: Esther Clayton (CAS’20), MML PR

By Esther Clayton (CAS’20) CCD: Tell us about your experience. What were your responsibilities? I began working at MML PR in August, and alternated with another internship during my time in Los Angeles. MML is a boutique beauty and lifestyle PR agency, with a heavy emphasis on boutique. I was working with only three other ...

Student Internship Stories: Tim Barlar (QST’20), Aberdeen Standard Investments

By Tim Barlar (QST’20) CCD: Tell us about your experience. What were your responsibilities? Over the summer I worked as an Investments intern with Aberdeen Standard Investments (ASI) Private Equity group in Boston. During my time with the firm, I conducted valuations of secondary investments by creating financial models to determine the net asset value ...

Student Internship Stories: Wesley Jones (SAR’21), GLBTQ Legal Advocates and Defenders (GLAD)

By Wesley Jones (SAR’21) CCD: Tell us about your experience. What were your responsibilities? So far my experience at GLAD has been fantastic. I have been able to work on multiple projects across various areas of development from event planning, prospect research, and database management. In addition, all of my co-workers have been incredibly supportive ...