Part of the internship process is learning about the field and making connections with staff and other professionals. Interns should also regularly attend relevant staff and department meeting where they can get feedback on projects and learn about potential areas for collaboration. If projects overlap, interns may have the opportunity to work in a variety of subject areas. While the intern’s core projects are priority, allowing students to explore their interests and collaborate often leads to more successful internships.
How much contact should the intern have with staff and other professionals in the field?