Pros: caring employees, great company
Cons: not an opportunity for advancement after internship was over
I moved to Washington D.C. in August of 2012 for an internship with the American Psychological Association (APA) in the Continuing Education (CE) Department. This was a three month internship which ended on December 21, 2012. I thoroughly enjoyed my experience and feel that it helped to sharpen my written and oral communication skills. I was in charge of reviewing new textbooks and creating summaries and questionnaires for the Education Department for current Psychologists and Psychiatrists seeking CE credits. These tests were written daily while I was also managing and juggling several other tasks. One of these tasks was to compile a list of all fifty states with their requirements concerning CE Credits. Among other tasks, I was also in charge of handling all phone calls, emails and faxes in and out of the CE Department. The APA hosts seminars and workshops twice a month for members, and while interning, I was in charge of setting up hotel reservations, setting up rooms for guests and speakers, and making travel arrangements. I feel that I learned a lot from this internship and would love an opportunity to further my career with a new and exciting company.