A good internship allows you to apply what you’ve been learning in the classroom, but also acquire new knowledge and skills that will be transferable to other employment and educational settings. You want to use and extend your current strengths, and develop new ones. The internship should have a beginning and end, and clearly defined objectives related to your own educational and professional goals. You want your level of responsibility to increase over time and have exposure to many aspects of the organization and its mission. The opportunity to meet or work with employees in different roles will help you in your vocational journey.
Most important is the site supervisor. When you are interviewing, you want to ask key questions that will help you figure out if the supervisor is willing to provide guidance, training, answer questions, push you to excel, and provide the access and exposure you need as you consider your calling and future goals.