Occasionally a student will have some difficulties at the internship site. NWC does not normally get directly involved. However, NWC does offer counseling for challenging issues.
Notify the college if . . .
Your internship is terminated or hours significantly change.
You are experiencing a hostile work environment. A student may be reluctant to leave an internship that is hostile because they need it to graduate. Notify the college. Other arrangements are possible. The college desires that all internships to be a safe experience. The college will investigate an internship site to determine whether it will be approved for future internships.
Legal action is being taken by you or against you.
Actual internship duties do not qualify as an academic internship
What you do after the internship is over can make a huge difference.
Express Gratitude: Send a handwritten "thank you" note or take your supervisor to lunch.
Network Contacts: Make sure you record contact info for various people at your internship site.
Keep in contact with your on-site supervisor. If you have established a professional mentoring relationship ask if it could continue.
Resume and Portfolios: Update all your marketing materials to reflect the new experience.
Reflect: What did you like/dislike about the internship experience. Think about the work environment, the actual duties and the roles other employees. What did you gain that can help you clarify your next steps?
Look for ways to apply what you have learned in your ongoing education.
What's next? Try another internship or begin your job search.
Offered a job? Seek advice before accepting. You do not need to accept immediately