You've just heard back from an employer and you've secured yourself an internship or placement - now what?
There are lots of this you can do the make the most of your time during your internship. Some may come naturally and other not, so you will need to plan then into your time with your host organisation.
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Here are some things you can do on placement to help your future career planning:
There are a number of people who can help you with any problems that might occur during your placement.
For work-related problems, we suggest you discuss the issues with your line manager in the first instance. If your host organisation has a HR department they may also be able to assist you depending on the nature of your query.
If your placement is an integrated part of your degree programme, you may have a Placement Tutor or Placement Coordinator who was involved in helping you to secure the placement. This individual may also be able to assist you.
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This is an important aspect of an internship. So, take time to be aware of health and safety policies.
Also be sure that you take a note of your responsibilities as an intern and ask for a briefing on your first day of your internship, if they don't automatically provide one.
Safety - talk with those locally, such as your colleagues, local police and tourist information centres about areas that may not be be safe to visit. Also find out where places you would need in an emergency might be, such as doctors surgeries and police stations.
Accommodation and travel - this may sound obvious, but planning how you will arrange these elements in advance of starting the internship will make life easier.
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