Have my first intern working for me. What can I do to make sure they have the best experience possible?

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Give them opportunities to try things and let them know through your actions that it's okay to fail.

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Give them the broadest experience within your department possible so that they get to experience a little bit of everything and start to understand what they do and don’t like. Make sure they feel welcome and a part of your team so they get an idea of what working there would actually be like.

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Make sure they learn, they make sure they feel valuable to the process, and they end their internship a better creative than when they came to you.

I think it's best to have clear communication that you're available to guide them and expose them to the different aspects of the industry and company, and that they'll fall on their face every now and then, but that's part of the learning process and it's okay. Inclusion in everything you do is huge as well

Introduce them to people in different parts of the business. Trust them with meaningful work. Make sure they leave with work for their portfolio.

Oh, and be a resource for them after they leave! Offer to be a reference, write a reference letter if needed. Make sure they have your contact info!

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DON'T try to become their friend. This familiarity will make it harder for them to receive and learn from you

Be supportive but also point out where they can improve. Agree with the above as well about providing them with meaningful work, otherwise they really will have gained very little.

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