What does a Summer Intern do?

Interns are high school or college students and recent graduates looking to gain experience with a company in a field that piques their interest and possibly leads to future employment. They work for a select amount of time in departments and locations to better understand what the job entails. Depending upon their placement and program, they perform various tasks, from shadowing staff, to administrative assistance, to tackling in-depth projects with fellow interns.

Interns need a well-written resume, transcript, and letters of recommendation to prepare and submit with their application. Depending upon where they apply, there may be additional requirements including PowerPoint presentations or writing samples. Because organizations might hire from the intern pool, it is in an intern's best interest to maintain a professional and friendly demeanor to establish rapport with appropriate team members.

What responsibilities are common for Summer Intern jobs?
  • This position is based on a full-time work schedule.
  • Analyze program data to ensure appropriate progress and effectiveness.
  • Prepare reports, presentations, and documentation (using MS Office Suite tools).
  • Perform general office tasks (paperwork, filing, answering phones, data entry, etc.)
  • Provide staff support related to projects within their work area.
  • Develop and implement new design concepts and design improvements.
  • Learn the ins-and-outs of our daily routines and procedures.
  • Identify gaps in existing business processes and drives improvement initiatives to address.
  • Desire to participate in professional development and take on new responsibilities.
  • Negotiate with vendors to drive optimized cost/value of the project.
  • Create value and have a positive impact on our business.
What are the typical qualifications for Summer Intern jobs?
  • GED or high school degree.
  • Strong command of English language, experience with writing protocols, and good communication skills.
  • Strict attention to detail and enthusiasm for collaboration.
  • Solid time management and problem solving skills.
  • Able to work in an environment using cloud systems.
EducationDegree
Work/Life Balance
4.0 ★
Salary Range--
Career Opportunity
4.0 ★
Avg. Experience8+ years

Summer Intern Salaries

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Summer Intern Career Path

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L1
Summer Intern
No Salary Reports
L2
Intern
₹3,57,811/yr
L3
Senior Intern
No Salary Reports
L1

Average Years of Experience

0 - 1
9%
2 - 4
6%
5 - 7
2%
8+
83%
Not including years spent in education and/or training
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Summer Intern Insights

Read what Summer Intern professionals have to say about their job experiences and view top companies for this career.
U.S. BankU.S. Bank
Intern
19 Feb 2020

“Everyone I worked with was super nice and super willing to help if I ever had any questions.”

Boston Public Health CommissionBoston Public Health Commission
Intern
25 Jun 2020

“Everyone was very friendly and I enjoyed the work because I knew I was helping people.”

Weber ShandwickWeber Shandwick
Digital Intern
17 Nov 2021

“Great place to start my career as there is great exposure and got to learn a lot.”

LabcorpLabcorp
Intern
23 Sept 2021

“It was a pretty stable and consistent job that had a great balance between independence and cooperative assignments.”

SECSEC
Intern
3 Mar 2020

“I was honestly not expecting the SEC to be such a lively and fun place to work.”

Chacon Diaz & Di Virgilio Wealth ManagementChacon Diaz & Di Virgilio Wealth Management
Intern
12 Jul 2021

“Guillermo and James are amazing and intelligent people who really look to better you as a person.”

TMF GroupTMF Group
Summer Intern
10 Jan 2021

“I had a summer to fill and good work experience opportunities were few and far between.”

AerogenAerogen
Intern
26 Feb 2021

“My manager was very encouraging and motivating and let me know when I was doing a good job.”

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