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What does an intern do?

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Madhav’s Answer

Working in the software development arena like I do, our objective with interns is to give them an experience that tracks as close as possible to the real thing. They are required to contribute to the team in a way a new hire would be expected to. They are given support to ramp up quickly, they are given an assignment with a clear outcomes to drive to and they are required to present their work at the end of their internship. We include our interns in most day to day processes include regular checkins, staff meetings, all hands meetings and on the technical front, design and execution discussions. So an intern does what a new hire is expected to, e.g. learn, collaborate, design and develop software. This experience helps the team assess the intern's skills, approach to work and overall 'fit' for the role and of course the intern gets to assess the team or company as a long term option.
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Mariana’s Answer

Hello Zach!

An intern is primarily a support role – at least in the beginning. When you join up, your main job will be to assist, learn, and grow. After you’ve settled in, you’ll be expected to pull your own weight.

So what does an intern do exactly? That depends on the industry in question and the kind of internship you’ve signed up for. Research internships come with a different set of roles and responsibilities than, say, an internship geared toward easing you into a full-time role.

Main tasks of an intern are:

1. Assist in day-to-day tasks
2. Learn and gain experience
3. Job shadow
4. Take on an increasing amount of responsibility
5. Network
6. Make a career call

Best of luck to you as an intern!
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Ron’s Answer

Interns work in the company taking a role similar to new hires, they are trained up and given tasks to help build their skills and capabilities as well as share with the company insights on what they have learned in school. Some interns are brought into work for specific tasks or activities and could be in any area of the organization, from sales, engineering, reporting, operations, or project management as examples. Also interns may go though a interview process, which is great experience for interviewing. If there is a good fit with the company the internship may turn into a full time role once you graduate, so I would highly recommend the experience if it is available to you. Best of luck!
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Waleed’s Answer

Many internships are designed where interns are responsible for completing one or more intern projects. These projects are assigned by the intern's supervisor and they normally correspond directly with the division or team that you are working in at the company you are interning in. Furthermore, interns also actively participate in work where they work alongside several members of the division they are interning in a team setting. These teams normally consist of a members of a variety of experience levels at the company. If an intern works within a team, they normally only do their work with team members that are young and are early in their career paths. This is mainly because work is delegated to them from supervisors and other more experienced team members.

Interns are also responsible for learning more about the company and its culture. This occurs at intern events (e.g. after-work outings) , network events, etc. Interns that demonstrate that they are engaging with other inters and are participating in the company culture usually have a higher chance of being liked by the company. This often has a tremendous impact on a company's potential decision to bring an intern for future internships and even a full-time job offer.
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Dakayla’s Answer

Hello Zach. An intern usually works alongside a skilled employee in a workplace completing a variety of assigned tasks.
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