Pros: lots of creative freedom
Cons: pointless job hunting workshops
This internship was good in the sense that it helped prepare me for some of the things that I might come across in the real business world, and a good transitionary point from which to jump from college to the professional world.
However, a lot of the information that was garnered was more or less common sense, and while we wee being paid for it, it was a very little amount.
it was good to learn how to use things like oracle and other web based reporting tools, but that's about all I got out of it.
the best component of the internship was that we had complete freedom with how we were to approach our project and campaign. making an action video for UVM's Clean Energy Fund though was an absolute blast! the whole process from the filming itself, to negotiating what we could do with risk management was a fascinating and surprising experience.
office work though was at best boring an often felt unnecessary, but meeting for an hour once every two weeks alleviated that a lot.
it was an interesting experience to be sure, and would recommend it to other students if they're clueless as to how to apply for jobs, writing resumes and cover letters and things of a similar nature, but otherwise, it's nothing you haven't heard before.