These are all questions that ran through my head on my first day interning for the Hospice Foundation as the development and marketing intern. Thankfully, I was able to meet my supervisor and most of the staff during my initial interview so I felt slightly more comfortable on my first day. I have been interning for about three weeks now and I can proudly say I feel pretty comfortable. This is huge for me since one of my biggest personal struggles is showing confidence and adapting to new situations.
The first day I was a little off-put by the work I had to do and started to worry if this is all my internship would end up being; I could not have been more wrong. Just to give you an idea, my first day consisted of making dozens of phone calls and filing papers. I expected this type of work the first day but I’m not going to lie, it did make me wonder if I was in the right place, especially seeing as if last semester I was so happy with my workplace. Now three weeks in, I’m making invitations from scratch, serving as the main assistant to an event, and also heading my own event with the help of a group. These elements of creative freedom, trust, autonomy, and responsibility are really what I thrive on in the workplace and I am excited to see what this semester brings.