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Salt Lake County

Communications and Diversity Intern

May - September 2021 • Salt Lake City, UT

What I liked

I loved the employees, fellow interns, and working for the mayor. There were many unique opportunities available to the interns, and I felt very supported. I was given chances to manage social media, draft speeches, and do many other communication related tasks. There was a good spirit that made me feel like I was in control while getting the chance to learn.

What I wish was different

I would have loved if the internship would have been full time rather than part time.

Advice

Come in with an open mind, especially when working in a political environment. A closed mind doesn't get you very far!
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Deputy Sheriff

April 2019 • Salt Lake City, UT

What I liked

I like my coworkers and the camaraderie. I also enjoy my Sergeant and all his help.

What I wish was different

The atmosphere can be wearing but that is part of the job. Sometimes administration is difficult to work with.

Advice

Try to learn as much as you can and volunteer for leadership and dofferent jobs.
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Part-Time Shelver

July - August 2019 • Herriman, UT

What I liked

I liked that I could listen to music and podcasts while I worked. The people were friendly and very understanding.

What I wish was different

I wish I could have worked there longer. I was only able to work for a few months because I enedup going to grad school.

Advice

Be prepared to do repetitive tasks.
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Recreational Activities Assistant

June - August 2019 • Sandy, UT

What I liked

Working with the kids

What I wish was different

More hours

Advice

Do something you enjoy during the summers! Give yourself a break
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Precepting Nurse

September - October 2019 • Salt Lake City, UT

What I liked

I liked how helpful all the staff was to me. I didn't have any trouble learning or accessing protocol.

What I wish was different

I wish that I had been able to experience different parts of the jail more than others.

Advice

Jump in, because there's a lot to learn and many ways to apply yourself.
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Recreation Therapy Intern

September 2019 • Midvale, UT

What I liked

I love the location and my coworkers. I love that I have a lot of opportunities to expand my network. I get to work with every population and strengthen/apply the skills I learned in school

What I wish was different

Advice

Look for internships 2 semesters before you need it. This will give you enough time to find the internship, apartments, loans, etc.
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Customer Service

June - August 2019 • Riverton, UT

What I liked

It was fun

What I wish was different

The customers not being so rude, but you can’t really control that

Advice

Have fun and bring a book to read
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Summer Camp Counsler

May - August 2019 • Holladay, UT

What I liked

I liked that I got to spend time with children and play with them

What I wish was different

I wish parents didn't think of us as a daycare for difficult children

Advice

Patience will get you far
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Office Assistant

May - August 2019 • Sandy, UT

What I liked

Very flexible hours. Projects are very self paced and self started. Awesome managers and coworkers.

What I wish was different

Advice

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Store Attendant

May - August 2019 • Murray, UT

What I liked

It was an easy going environment and I was able to work on my own.

What I wish was different

Management wasn't easy to work with and they were dishonest about the hours I would be getting.

Advice

Make sure you are extremely clear about the hours you want, and stick up for yourself if management isn't following through with what they are promising.
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Camp Counselor

June 2015 - August 2019 • Sandy, UT

What I liked

I was working with people my own age and with people who were flexible and wanted the best for me.

What I wish was different

I would have liked a few more hours.

Advice

I've been with the company for 5 years. I've really loved it, up until this summer where I was looking for more hours and wasn't able to get them.
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Summer Camp teacher

May 2018 • Millcreek, UT

What I liked

I love the job as a whole. The kids are great, and it’s nice to be paid to go swimming

What I wish was different

The atmosphere is rough

Advice

Be patient.
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Youth Services Intern

May - August 2018 • Salt Lake City, UT

What I liked

This internship was so monumental for me. I am interested in pursuing a career in clinical psychology, and through Youth Services I was able to interact with youth clients in need or at risk. Getting that kind of one-on-one experience in a semi-clinical setting is very rare. Also, I had an amazing system of advisors and instructors during my time there. I learned a lot about law enforcement, the legal nuances of healthcare and more about what direction I want to head in the future.

What I wish was different

I wish I could have worked there longer! I had such a great time, and it was the first real experience I had in a workplace that emulates the career path I'm interested in. I wish I had worked more days a week!

Advice

I would say that opportunities like this are a great way to dip your toes into the clinical field of psychology. It's hard to find undergraduate internships that actually involve you in client treatment, and I'm so very glad I gave it a try.
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Library Intern

May - August 2018 • Draper, UT

What I liked

This internship offered valuable hands-on experience helping with the day-to-day operations of a local library. The management is amazing here, teaching me a lot and inspiring me to become a librarian.

What I wish was different

I only worked about 13 hours a week, and I would have loved to work 20 or even 40 hours at the library!

Advice

Be prepared to do anything. As an intern at a local library, you will be asked to do a variety of odd jobs, from cutting out stickers to shelving books to supervising an activity to cleaning out bottles for a program.
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Head Swim Coach

April - August 2018 • Sandy, UT

What I liked

I love using my swimming skills to help others improve!

What I wish was different

I wish I would have been paid more!

Advice

Make sure you know lots of different drills and things to fill the time you're given.
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